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Good guy Motorola plans to bring KitKat to OG Razr i… eventually

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Motorola-RAZR-iViewed by some as a freak experiment, by others as simply not a big deal, and completely ignored by most, Motorola’s Razr i must have done something right. Otherwise, why would Moto bother with software support 17 months after its official release?

True, just because Lenovo’s future subsidiary committed to an Android 4.4 KitKat update, it doesn’t mean the 4.3-inch phone will actually receive the OTA. Certainly not anytime soon. Definitely not this spring, probably not in the summer either. But a promise is a promise, and Moto has rarely weaseled out of a vow.

As a refresher, the Razr i debuted in September 2012 with on-board Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (oh, wow), receiving a fairly swift bump to 4.1 Jelly Bean a year or so back. Since then, not much happened in the life of the Intel-powered mid-ranger, which seemed to slowly but steadily move towards extinction.

Interestingly, there’s no word on 4.2 or 4.3 software packs heading Razr i’s way, so odds are the handheld will make one great, three-step leap at once. If only Motorola’s rivals (cough, HTC, cough) would care as much about OGs as the Razr creators.

Via [Android Police]

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