The day we’ve all been buzzing about for so long has finally arrived and with it Google has not only rolled out the absolute best-est Nexus device ever, but also the first new Android version to support older devices.
Not all older devices, but most of them packing at least 512 MB of RAM should be due for Android 4.4 KitKat updates sooner or later. Of course, the newer and more technically impressive these are, the sooner they should get to taste the new chocolaty treat from Big G and Nestle.
And some of the first have just been confirmed as HTC’s One and Motorola’s Moto X, Droid Maxx, Ultra and Mini. Interestingly enough, of the bunch, only the One currently runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, all others being still stuck on 4.2 and therefore bound to skip on the 4.3 upgrade.
Also worth noting is HTC, unlike Motorola, has been bold enough to announce an update timeline, slating the 4.4 bump for the HTC One Google Play edition for mid-November, whereas all other versions, including the carrier-branded flavors stateside (so even Verizon’s variant) are to make the leap “within 90 days”.
Bold claims indeed, so don’t be shocked if HTC can’t ultimately deliver. It wouldn’t be the first time, right? As for Motorola, at least they’re not promising the moon and instead just assure us they’ll be back with specifics when they have them. Your ball, Samsung.