Verizon Wireless has announced that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Motorola Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini smartphones will begin rolling out to users today. The update follows the launch of KitKat for the Moto X on all four major US carriers, and it is the first update to arrive for any carrier exclusive devices. The carrier says that the update will be pushed to users in phases, so it make take some time before it is deployed to everyone.
Android 4.4 KitKat brings a refined user interface and performance improvements over Android 4.2.2. Jelly Bean, which was previously on Droid smartphones. Other manufacturers, such as Sony and HTC, have committed to updating their devices to the new software, but are not expected to release them until later next year.