Samsung Galaxy S4 Active now getting Android 4.4 KitKat outside of the US
May27

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active now getting Android 4.4 KitKat outside of the US

Following in the footsteps of AT&T’s version, the internationally sold Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (with the model number GT-I9295) is now in the process of receiving the update to Android 4.4 KitKat. Interestingly, and in a twist compared to how things usually go with such rollouts, AT&T’s Galaxy S4 Active was the first variation of the device to get the new software – in the world. Now though, those outside of...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition launches with Android 4.4 KitKat preinstalled
May24

Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition launches with Android 4.4 KitKat preinstalled

Like Apple, Samsung still sells last year’s flagship smartphone even after this year’s top of the line model launches. In the specific case we’re facing now, we’re talking about the Galaxy S4 from 2013. It’s obviously cheaper than the Galaxy S5, and may serve some people well. That said, Samsung has just launched a new iteration of the Galaxy S4. It’s called Galaxy S4 Value Edition, and the...

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AT&T’s LG Optimus G Pro starts receiving Android 4.4 KitKat update today
May22

AT&T’s LG Optimus G Pro starts receiving Android 4.4 KitKat update today

Last we head anything about the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the LG Optimus G Pro from 2013, it was supposed to arrive in June. It’s not quite June yet, but AT&T’s version of LG’s first phablet is due to start receiving the new software version today. This could in fact be the first KitKat update for the original G Pro to roll out anywhere in the world, so that’s something. The update comes over-the-air,...

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Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z now getting Android 4.4 KitKat update
May21

Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z now getting Android 4.4 KitKat update

Four additional Sony devices are joining the KitKat camp starting today. We’re talking about the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and the Tablet Z – all of these now have updates to Android 4.4 headed their way. And they are pretty much on time, given that last month Sony said they would arrive in May. So here we are. The usual stuff about updates applies here too – keep in mind that this is a staggered rollout, and...

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Vertu’s next Android phone will be a beast on the inside too
May16

Vertu’s next Android phone will be a beast on the inside too

Vertu is a mobile phone brand that’s definitely not known for putting high-end specs in its devices. The company focuses on expensive materials and luxury finishes, but so far it hasn’t had one phone that could be considered top of the line in terms of hardware innards. That’s set to change, though. Vertu is apparently working on a follow-up to its first ever Android-powered offering, the Ti from last year. Android...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out
May12

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out

Samsung is continuing to bring updates to Android 4.4 KitKat to its devices, though we’re probably already pretty close to the unveiling of the next version of Google’s mobile operating system. Anyway, the latest Samsung product to get its first taste of KitKat is the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet that was announced in February 2013. It comes with the S Pen and all the software features that are specific to the Note line, and is...

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It’s official: Android 4.4 KitKat not coming to Samsung Galaxy S III because bloatware won’t let it
May08

It’s official: Android 4.4 KitKat not coming to Samsung Galaxy S III because bloatware won’t let it

Ladies and gentlemen, especially owners of the internationally-sold Samsung Galaxy S III (model number GT-I9300), here’s some bad news for you. After months of speculation, rumors, and leaks on the matter it’s finally been officially confirmed that your device will not get an update to Android 4.4 KitKat. Nor will the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini that got released in international markets. The information comes straight from...

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International Samsung Galaxy S III again said not to receive Android 4.4 KitKat, other devices will
May07

International Samsung Galaxy S III again said not to receive Android 4.4 KitKat, other devices will

The saga of the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the international Samsung Galaxy S III (model number GT-I9300) continues. And this time around, the news isn’t good for owners of this particular handset. Not good at all, in fact. Let’s first do a short recap of events. Back in February, Samsung’s US arm officially announced which of its smartphones (sold in the US) would get the KitKat update. Among them, the Galaxy S...

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Tesco planning new Android tablet as well as a high-end smartphone for this year
May06

Tesco planning new Android tablet as well as a high-end smartphone for this year

UK retail giant Tesco made its first move into the mobile world in September of last year, when it announced the Hudl tablet (pictured below). This was an own-brand Android-based offering that came with decent specs and a killer price – just¬†¬£119. It apparently was quite a success sales-wise, selling no less than 500,000 units. That’s quite impressive, and apparently Tesco is already planning to release a successor for it....

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T-Mobile LG G Flex Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out
May05

T-Mobile LG G Flex Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out

Finally following in the footsteps of AT&T’s and Sprint’s versions of the handset, T-Mobile’s LG G Flex is set to receive the update to Android 4.4 KitKat starting today. It’s been almost three weeks since such updates have first rolled out in the US, so it’s nice to see the magenta carrier catching up. Better late than never, as they say. The update is rolling out over-the-air, so your G Flex should...

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