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KitKat seeing a higher early adoption rate than Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean

We had a look at the first month’s adoption rate for KitKat earlier, with Google’s latest and greatest checking in at a lowly 1.1 percent of all Android devices that visit Google Play. In reality, that 1.1 percent represents a lot more devices that it might seem. Right now, KitKat is easy to pin...
KitKat HTC One

KitKat and Sense 5.5 rolling out to unlocked and dev. edition HTC One phones in the US

Yet another thing to be thankful for HTC USA's Twitter account just gave word that unlocked and developer edition HTC One phones have a new update pushing out today. This OTA will bring KitKat and Sense 5.5 to the One, and sounds like a pretty good way to cap off a day of thanks. HTC One...
LG G2

LG G2 KitKat update tipped for 'late Q1' arrival in Canada

While manufacturers like HTC, Sony and Motorola have been pretty forthcoming with their Android 4.4 KitKat update plans, we've yet to hear much out of LG, which launched its latest handset this fall on Android 4.2.2. But now LG Canada has given G2 owners their first inkling of when to expect that...
HTC One KitKat

Google Play edition HTC One getting Android 4.4 KitKat update, here's your direct OTA link

Over-the-air update now rolling out Hot on the heels of the open-source code drop, the Google Play edition HTC One has started receiving its over-the-air update to the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat. The 320MB update is arriving automatically on some handsets today — though as usual, not...
GPe handsets

HTC and Samsung release GPe KitKat open-source bits

Google Play edition Galaxy S4 and HTC One Android 4.4 updates shouldn't be far behind Samsung and HTC have just published the Android 4.4 kernel source code and framework support files for their Google Play edition devices. While the code released today, a requirement of the GPL, won't be of any...
Nexus 4

Nexus 4's Android 4.4 KitKat OTA download links now available

For those of you who just can't stand waiting for the Nexus 4 Android 4.4 KitKat update to roll out over the air — but who also don't have an unlocked bootloader, here's your quick path to updating. XDA's got the manual install URLs for the update, which you can apply through adb sideload in...
HTC One KitKat

HTC reveals more KitKat update details

HTC One on track to get Android 4.4 in the UK and US by end of January, Droid DNA by end of Q1 HTC has shown remarkable transparency in recent months in letting users know exactly when they can expect Android OS updates for their phones. A couple of weeks back HTC America President Jason...
Nexus 4

Nexus 4 KitKat OTA updates are starting!

238MB update brings users from 4.3 to 4.4 To end a busy day filled with updates in style, the Nexus 4 OTA to KitKat seems to have begun. We've seen several reports of users getting the new KRT16S build pushed to them this evening — which should end a lot of tension for fans. Seeing the new build...
Android

Google pushing a bugfix for Android 4.4 KitKat [KRT16S], new factory images available for Nexus devices

Word has come down from the Android-Build group that new source code for Android 4.4 KitKat is on the way, containing a number of bugfixes. This new build KRT16S. (The original pushed out was KRT16O). In addition, new factory images — including binaries — are available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7s...
Droid RAZR M, HD and MAXX HD

Motorola adds six more phones to Android 4.4 update list

List gives no indication of when updates will actually begin rolling out Motorola was quick to refresh its software support page to indicate which devices are set to receive Android 4.4, and it has just updated the page again with six more devices. Verizon and Motorola's 2012 Droid lineup are...
KitKat on HTC One

HTC says it's delivered its GPe KitKat code to Google

Public release timing 'to be determined by Google' You might remember it was 15 days ago when HTC America President Jason Mackenzie said his company would deliver Android 4.4 for the Google Play edition HTC One within 15 days — so naturally GPe device owners have today been wondering what's up...
Nexus 5

Nexus 5 review

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ LG’s second Ne​xus is the best phone you can buy for $350, and an excellent platform on which to experience the new Android 4.4 KitKat — but that experience isn’t entirely free from compromises Just what is a Nexus? The definition of Google’s homegrown gadget lineup has...
Moto G with KitKat

Moto G will ship with KitKat in the U.S.

Android 4.4 to come out of the box in 'wave 2' countries We found out earlier this week that Motorola's new budget handset, the Moto G, will be updated to the new Android 4.4 KitKat by the end of January. However the manufacturer has now confirmed that in the U.S. and other countries launching...
Nexus 4 with KitKat

Google posts Android 4.4 factory image for Nexus 4

In what should be a pretty clear sign that an over-the-air update is coming soon, Google has posted the factory image for Android 4.4 KitKat for the Nexus 4. Factory images are  especially helpful if you bork your device playing hax0r — or if you just want an easy way to start from scratch. In the...
Nexus 4, 7, and 10

Android 4.4 KitKat rolling out to Nexus 7s, Nexus 10

Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 with mobile data to receive update 'soon' Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013 Wifi models) and Nexus 10 users may want to start checking for the big update right about now, as the OTA to KitKat has been released into the wild according to the official Android Google+ account. To accept...
Camera 360 and the QX10

Got KitKat and a Sony QX lens camera? Use Camera 360 for full support

Sony's official app is not yet updated for KitKat, but your equipment still works fine Folks with a Sony Cyber-shot QX lens camera and a Nexus 5 (or KitKat in an unofficial way on other phones) are finding out the hard way that Sony's PlayMemories Mobile application isn't working. It will...
Android Central

Five minutes on ART — the new Android runtime

There are lots of questions floating around regarding ART — the new experimental runtime that's included as a developer option in Android 4.4 KitKat. Anyone can enable it — just go to the developer settings.  As described by Google: ART is a new Android runtime being introduced experimentally in...
Nexus 5 in Canada

Nexus 5 now available from Canadian carriers

TELUS, Videotron, Rogers, Fido, Bell and Virgin now offering latest Nexus phone If you're in Canada and weren't able (or willing) to pick up a Nexus 5 from the Google Play Store, you can now buy the phone directly from six of the major Canadian carriers. TELUS, Videotron, Rogers, Fido, Bell and...
Sony

Sony confirms Android 4.3 and 4.4 update plans

Ten devices to get 4.3 from next month; five devices confirmed for KitKat upgrades A week after the new OS version's announcement, Sony Mobile has revealed its upgrade plans for Android 4.4 KitKat, while committing to get the previous version, 4.3 Jelly Bean, onto some devices from next month....
Alarm notification

The KitKat Clock app has a subtle but impressive feature

Dismiss an alarm before it goes off, right from the notification bar If you're running a device with Android 4.4 KitKat (Nexus 5 or a custom ROM at this point) and set an alarm in the stock Clock app, you'll be in for a subtle little treat. Google's latest Clock app, which has received yet...

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