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Samsung

Samsung: no link between Note 3 KitKat update and nonfunctional third-party accessories

Following the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat for the Galaxy Note 3 in some countries, there've been reports from some Note 3 owners that certain third-party accessories no longer work with the new firmware. The info first came to light on the XDA forums, where owners of some third-party S View cases...
Sony UI

Sony Xperia Z2 'Sirius' UI leaked and detailed

  KitKat's changes meet Sony's Xperia UI to deliver a new mix that should go over well with smartphone fans Sony's "No More Leakage" campaign doesn't seem to be doing a very good job stopping device leaks, and we're glad of it. Earlier today we saw enough to pretty much confirm the hardware specs...
Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 seeing KitKat update in Eastern Europe

Exynos and Snapdragon-based Note 3s get Android 4.4 in Russia and Poland While there's been no official announcement from Samsung, the international Galaxy Note 3 has started receiving its Android 4.4 KitKat update, starting in Eastern Europe. SamMobile reports that the Snapdragon 800-based, LTE...
KitKat statue

Solving the impossible problem of Android updates

Android updates remain a messy, unpredictable business — and although Google and manufacturers have made progress in the past year, there's still much work to be done ... /*-->*/ The speed at which new platform updates arrive remains one of the major pain points of owning an Android device....
Droid Maxx update

Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx KitKat update expanded beyond soak test

Camera improvements, better power usage and the same visual styling as Jelly Bean Following nearly a month after notice of an Android 4.4 KitKat soak test for Motorola's new droid devices, the update has resumed its rollout to the general public. It isn't typical to see such a delay between the...
Moto G

Moto G Kit Kat kernel sources released

Developers now have access to open-source components of what makes the Moto G tick There are two keys to success using Android if you're not Samsung. One is building a good phone that everyone can afford. Two is supporting it and giving the third party developers the code they need and deserve...
Moto G KitKat

European Moto G receiving Android 4.4.2 update

OTA currently rolling out for European devices While the Moto G received Android 4.4.2 here in the states a little while ago, the European model had yet to see the update. Vodafone had announced that when they launched the device it would be running Android 4.4.2 and it now seems as though the...
Moto G KitKat

Moto G getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat starting today!

No preamble needed: Motorola is delivering Android 4.4.2 KitKat starting today for the Moto G. Here's the full changelog: Android 4.4, KitKat: Android 4.4.2, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new...
KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat update hitting Droid Ultra, MAXX and Mini

Update rolling out 'in phases' starting today Verizon has taken to Twitter to announce that the Droid Ultra, Droid MAXX and Droid Mini will start receiving their over-the-air updates to Android 4.4 KitKat from today. The update is rolling out "in phases" according to the carrier, following a...
Android Central

Android 4.4.2 OTA for the Google Play edition Sony Z Ultra rolling out

   Show stopping bugs addressed in the bump to KOT49H We still don't yet have the URL for side loading, but the 4.4.2 OTA for the Sony Z Ultra GPe is starting to push out. We knew an update was coming "soon" to fix some of the issues we've seen with the phone, and we saw the LG G Pad — the other...
LG G Pad 8.3 GPe update

Android 4.4.2 OTA for the Google Play edition LG G Pad 8.3 now available

52MB download makes no immediately noticeable changes Seeing as the latest Google Play edition devices came out of the box with just Android 4.4, it was only a matter of time before the small bump to 4.4.2 came. The OTA is now pushing out to devices, including our own, bringing the first Google...
LG G2

LG G2 KitKat update coming to Korean model starting this month

Future plans for rollout in other markets not yet available LG has announced that it will begin rolling out an update to Android 4.4 KitKat for Korean variants of the G2. Speaking specifically of the model for its own domestic market, LG says that KitKat will be hitting its flagship by the end...
HTC One

HTC One Google Play edition Android 4.4.2 update rolling out

HTCDev framework support files for the latest build also available Just a few short days after most Nexus devices started making the hop to Android 4.4.2, the HTC One Google Play edition is now pulling up to parity. According to a few different tips we've received as well as posts in our forums...
Xperia L AOSP

Sony adds support for Xperia L to Xperia AOSP project

AOSP KitKat for entry-level handset Sony has announced that it's added the budget-centric Xperia L to its version of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The move brings the 4.3-inch handset onto an open-source version of Android 4.4 KitKat — though with a few features disabled, including...
Nexus 5 Android 4.4.2

Android 4.4.2 factory images now available for Nexus 4, 5, 7s and 10

A Google-sanctioned way to return to the latest stock build Update: It looks like the broken links are now fixed. Go grab your factory images! Original Story: Following tightly (as usual) behind the broad release of Android 4.4.2 over the air, full factory images of the latest build of Android...
Nexus update

Nexus OTA updates to Android 4.4.2 are pushing out now

KOT49H brings Android 4.4.2 mere days after 4.4.1 hit Yet another small OTA update is headed to your Nexus 5, this time it's Android 4.4.2. The unofficial change log reads the same as the last one, which was Android 4.4.1 and lasted a whopping four days. According to the official Sprint forums,...
Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

Android 4.4.1 arriving on more Nexus devices [update]

Along with Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 LTE also getting new Android version Update: The OTA file for the Wifi version of the Nexus 7 (2013) is now available. You'll find the link after the break. Get to it! Original Story: The Nexus 5 isn't the only device getting updated to the new version...
Android 4.4.1

From the forums: What's new in Android 4.4.1?

Besides Nexus 5 camera enhancements, new version of KitKat brings lots of smaller changes Android 4.4.1 is upon us, and the first maintenance release of KitKat is rolling out now to certain Nexus devices. The big news that everyone's talking about relates to the many camera fixes and...
Nexus 5

Android 4.4.1 update for Nexus 5 now live

Camera improvements are the focus this time around Shortly after Google officially announced that an update to Android 4.4.1 was making its way out to Nexus 5 devices, folks have started to see it on their own devices. The update supposedly fixes many of the issues with the Nexus 5's camera,...
Nexus 5 camera

Android 4.4.1 update coming with Nexus 5 camera fixes [update]

Update to bring faster camera with improved autofocus and contrast Update: The official Nexus Google+ page has put out a post confirming that Android 4.4.1 will be rolling out to the Nexus 5 starting today, bringing the aforementioned camera improvements. Original Story: The Nexus 5's camera has...

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