If you are a Verizon subscriber and own the Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD or the Droid Razr Maxx HD smartphones you will begin seeing a new notification arrive alerting you of a fresh Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, namely the 182.46.15 build. Don’t anticipate greatness from this build since it brings in some Google security enhancements, added stability to the operating system and a better-quality messaging app over the previous build. Apart from those features, there’s isn’t anything to applaud.
Often the minimal updates can hold back the grander and more superior software such as the later stages of KitKat that we know exist and are running on many other devices at this stage as we gear towards the release of the new Android L software. However, for those suffering from bugs and in desperate need for relief, there’s often nothing greater than to find the fixes. The rest of you just have to wait and come to grips with what software was potentially coming your way is now on a delay.
Predictably, the software rollout phase happens in stages and it will take days before it reaches everyone. There is no button sequence people press to make the magic happen quicker. The algorithm comes internally by the manufacturers where it relies on the information provided when customers purchased the devices. Moreover, most phone carriers recommend installing the update over the home WiFi connection since it doesn’t use up the mobile data and it provides a stable connection. If the notification arrives for you when you are using the mobile data choose not to install it then. From there, you must navigate to Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check now and start the installation that way when the WiFi is available.
The new firmware is running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat name despite of everything. You can check this by heading to the ‘About Device’ menu and looking at the build number. Android 4.4.2 brings many fantastic features including wireless printing, color Emoji, full-screen album art from the lock screen, transparent status and navigation bars, white icons from the stats menu and performance enhancements.
The Razr M released in September of 2012 with 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and later received 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Likewise, The Razr HD came with 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and has seen many updates since then. The Maxx HD shipped with 4.0.4 and later saw the 4.1 and 4.4.2 KitKat software updates.