Wednesday, December 4, 2013

List of Android Phones that can be Upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat

   In the month of October 2013; 31st of October 2013 to be precise. Google announced the latest version of Android OS - Android 4.4 KitKat  and it is a big update to the world’s most used mobile Operating System. Apart from the Google Nexus 5 that has KitKat 4.4 originally installed on it, there are so many other devices too that will surely get the Android 4.4 KitKat via OTA (Over-The-Air) update. You don't have to worry about your RAM, doubting if KitKat will work smoothly on your device because Google claimed that huge optimizations has been made to the platform and its core apps so that even devices with 512MB of RAM can have a good, smooth Android experience [the majority of Androids across the world are actually low-end devices with 512MB of RAM].

Must ReadAndroid 4.4 KitKat - Features and Developments & Google Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat - Details, Facts and Pictures.

   The new Android 4.4 KitKat however still seems to be coming first and only to the top-rated devices. Here is the list of devices that will get the update with their timeframe added as well. The information comes straight from the manufacturer, so it is official, not a rumor. If you have any of the devices listed below, then you should be able to update your device to the newest & latest Android version - Android 4.4 KitKat.

NOTE - At the moment of publishing this post, these are the devices that have been confirmed to get the update.

List of Android Phones that will get KitKat

  • HTC One (including carrier models) – By end ofJanuary
  • HTC One mini - Within 90 days
  • HTC One max - Within 90 days
  • HTC One Google Play Edition – rolling out now
  • HTC Droid DNA - by end of Q1 2014
  • LG G2 - by end of Q1 2014
Motorola (no timeframes yet)
  • DROID Ultra
  • DROID Maxx
  • DROID Mini
  • DROID RAZR M (including Dev Edition)
  • DROID RAZR HD (including Dev Edition)
  • Atrix HD
  • Electrify M
  • Moto X - "weeks" after Nov 13th announcement (*Verizon Moto X - Update is now available)
  • Moto G - will launch in the U.S. with Android 4.4 on board
Nexus Devices
  • Nexus 4 – *Update is now available
  • Nexus 7 – “Coming weeks”
  • Nexus 10 – “Coming weeks”
  • Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition – rolling out now
  • Galaxy S4 - January 2014
  • Galaxy Note 3 - January 2014
  • Galaxy S III - March/April 2014
  • Galaxy Note II - March/April 2014
  • Sony Xperia Z1 / Z Ultra - end of January / early February
  • Sony Xperia Z, ZL, Tablet Z - no timeframe
  • Sony Xperia SP - no timeframe
  • Sony Xperia ZR, Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V - investigating update possibility
   Thanks to PhoneArena for providing us with the up-to-date list of the devices listed above. Kindly start updating your devices to KitKat if your device is among those listed above (if the update is presently being rolled out) and if your device update is not yet running, stay calm and wait till the expected period of getting the update. Hope you enjoy your KitKat experience. Do you have any question, comment or contribution ? Kindly make use of the comment box below and don't forget to share this informative post with your friends. Cheers !!!


  1. pls what is the major diff btw dis os kitkat and the rest like jelly bean, ice cream sandwich and the rest?

    1. Android Kitkat is different from others because it has Improved battery usage, it Supports 4k resolution with Improved performance and security. Another major difference is that the User Interface is very lovely and better than those on JB, ICS etc.

    2. How can I upgrade my infinix 450 Android FM 2.2 to 4. Or 5.?

  2. I own a samsung s4 and its on 4.3 but since the january that the 4.4 has been set to come to s4, I refreshed my update daily and it only says the latest version has already been installed.. pls tell me this is general ..dt shud comfort me or else I crave this 4.4 badly gaaannn

    1. Don't worry Jibola, that means the OTA update to KitKat is not yet available for your Phone. Both the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 are currently receiving the updates in Poland and South Korea, with other territories currently being prepared to receive it. It shouldn't be too long until the update is passed over to the rest of the globe. What's the version of your S4 ?

  3. How can I upgrade my tecno p9

    1. Tecno doesn't support Over-The-Air (OTA) update for now, which means you can only upgrade your Tecno P9 phone to later Android versions by making use of custom ROM.


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