Android 4.3 Vs Android 4.4: What Is The Update Status For Popular Devices From Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony?

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on December 17 2013 12:43 PM

UPDATE (12/24): Since publishing the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and the Xperia Tablet Z have begun updating to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

UPDATE (12/23): Since publishing the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 has begun updating to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

UPDATE (12/20): Since publishing the Verizon DROID Ultra, DROID MAXX, DROID Mini And Unlocked Moto G have updated to Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

UPDATE (12/19): Since publishing the Verizon Galaxy S3 has begun updating to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

UPDATE (12/17): Since publishing the AT&T Galaxy Note 2 and Verizon HTC One have begun updating to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The most current Android operating systems are Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. While Android 4.4 is now beginning to make its rounds on devices connected with Google, many other devices are still catching up on the updates to Android 4.3. 

Android 4.4 KitKat has begun to roll out on a number of devices -- namely under the Nexus brand -- but several Google Play-branded devices have also begun to received Android 4.4, as well as the Moto X, which is made by Google-owned Motorola.

Meanwhile, Samsung is busy catching its Galaxy devices up to an Android 4.3 update (currently, there's no word on the Korean manufacturer’s plans for Android 4.4). HTC, Motorola, and Sony have all confirmed that a number of their devices will update to Android 4.4. -- some will update to Android 4.4 after first receiving an Android 4.3 update.

Here's a rundown of the update statuses for several popular mobile devices, according to carrier and manufacturer.  

Sprint 

HTC One: Running Android 4.3; confirmed for Android 4.4 update in late January.

HTC One Max: Running Android 4.3; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

HTC One Mini: Running Android 4.2.2; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

LG G2: Running Android 4.2.2. Android 4.4 update expected in early 2014. 

Motorola Moto X: Updating to Android 4.4.

Samsung Galaxy S4: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy S3: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Running Android 4.3; final update. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Running Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

AT&T

HTC One: Running Android 4.3; confirmed for Android 4.4 update in late January.

HTC One Mini: Running Android 4.2.2; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

LG G2: Running Android 4.2.2; Android 4.4 update expected in early 2014. 

Motorola Atrix HD: Running Android 4.1; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

Motorola Moto X: Updating to Android 4.4.

Samsung Galaxy S4: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy S3: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Running Android 4.1; Android 4.3 update expected soon.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Running Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

U.S. Cellular 

HTC One: Running Android 4.3; confirmed for Android 4.4 update in late January.

Motorola Moto X: Updating to Android 4.4.

Samsung Galaxy S4: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy S3: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Running Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

T-Mobile 

HTC One: Running Android 4.3; confirmed for Android 4.4 update in late January.

LG G2: Running Android 4.2.2. Android 4.4 update expected in early 2014. 

Motorola Electrify M: Updating to Android 4.4.

Motorola Moto X: Updating to Android 4.4.

Samsung Galaxy S4: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy S3: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Running Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Sony Xperia Z: Running Android 4.2.2; confirmed for Android 4.3/Android 4.4 update.

Verizon

HTC One: Running Android 4.2.2; confirmed for Android 4.3 update week of Dec. 15; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

HTC One Max: Running Android 4.3; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

HTC One Mini: Running Android 4.2.2; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

HTC Droid DNA: Running Android 4.1; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.  

LG G2: Running Android 4.2.2; Android 4.4 update expected in early 2014. 

Motorola Moto X: Updating to Android 4.4.

Motorola Droid MAXX: Running Android 4.2.2; confirmed for Android 4.4 update. 

Motorola Droid Ultra: Running Android 4.2.2; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

Motorola Droid Mini: Running Android 4.2.2; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

Droid Razr HD: Running Android 4.1.2; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

Droid Razr Maxx HD: Running Android 4.1.2; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

Droid Razr M: Running Android 4.1; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

Samsung Galaxy S4: Updating to Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy S3: Running Android 4.1; Android 4.3 update expected soon.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Running Android 4.2; Android 4.3 (final) update expected. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Running Android 4.1; Android 4.3 update expected soon.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Running Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Other Carriers

Sony Xperia ZL (Cincinnati Bell): Running Android 4.2.2; confirmed for Android 4.3/Android 4.4 update.

Unlocked 

Nexus 4: Updating to Android 4.4.2.

Nexus 5: Updating to Android 4.4.2.

Nexus 7: Updating to Android 4.4.2.

Nexus 10: Updating to Android 4.4.2.

Galaxy Nexus: Running Android 4.3; final update. 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition: Running Android 4.4; Android 4.4.2 expected soon.

HTC One Google Play Edition: Updating to Android 4.4.2. 

Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition: Recently introduced; updating to Android 4.4.2.

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition: Recently introduced; updating to Android 4.4.2.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Running Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition: Running Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy S4: Running Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition: Running Android 4.3; Android 4.4 update details unknown.

Sony Xperia Z1: Updating to Android 4.3; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

Sony Xperia ZR: Running Android 4.2.2; confirmed for Android 4.3/Android 4.4 update.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Updating to Android 4.3; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Running Android 4.1; confirmed for Android 4.3/Android 4.4 update.

HTC One: Running Android 4.3; confirmed for Android 4.4 update in late January.

HTC One Developer Edition: Running Android 4.3; confirmed for Android 4.4 update in late January.

Motorola Moto X Developer Edition: Updating to Android 4.4.

Motorola Droid Razr M Developer Edition: Running Android 4.1; confirmed for Android 4.4 update.

Are we missing any devices for which you would like to know the update status? Let us know in the comments below.

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