Details of a soak test for the Verizon DROID lineup surfaced earlier in the week. While those in the test groups aren’t able to post publicly with details, there was hope the update was bumping the handsets to Kit Kat. More to that point, there was also hope Verizon would take this from soak test to a public rollout as quickly as they did with the Moto X.

Well, it looks like that is exactly how things have played out. Details coming by way of Albert Aydin, @VZWalbert on Twitter, mention how “starting today” the Android 4.4 Kit Kat update is rolling out to DROID Ultra, Maxx and Mini users. The key with the update, this one is said to be rolling out in phases.

There wasn’t anything further in terms of how many devices will be seeing it today, or alternatively, when the rollout is expected to be completed. Needless to say, that leaves users with one of two options to consider. The first is to sit back and wait for the update notification to arrive. The second is to go looking. We suggest the former approach with some patience, but we realize many will not want to wait for Kit Kat.

We understand the desire to update as quick as possible, however we do look towards the past and that includes having seen updates that start rolling, only to get pulled because a last minute issue was discovered. We cannot say that will happen here, but on the flip side, sometimes it may be better to wait a bit longer for the update — just to be safe. Bottom line here, the Kit Kat rollout has begun for the DROID Ultra, Maxx and Mini smartphones.

SOURCE: Verizon Wireless