Samsung SM-G110 has low-res 3.3″ screen but runs Android 4.4 KitKat, now undergoing testing
May02

Samsung SM-G110 has low-res 3.3″ screen but runs Android 4.4 KitKat, now undergoing testing

So far, Android 4.4 KitKat has been featured from day one mainly on high-end smartphones. A few midrangers (such as LG’s L III series devices) have been lucky enough to launch with the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, but it still hasn’t made it to the truly low-end offerings. These have traditionally been left to run versions of the OS that are years old, but that trend may change soon. And the...

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Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out
May01

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out

Another day, another KitKat update. It does seem like every 24 hours we get news about a new rollout of Google’s newest version of Android, but all of these come after many months in which we had no such news. After all, KitKat was made official in October last year. So all of these updates have been a long time coming. This time around, the happy recipient of the new bits is Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S III. While for the...

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Sprint LG G Flex and Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Android 4.4 KitKat updates now out
Apr29

Sprint LG G Flex and Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Android 4.4 KitKat updates now out

The Android 4.4 KitKat updates keep on coming… to devices near you, hopefully. This time around we’re talking about Sprint’s LG G Flex and Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Both of these are now in the process of receiving updates to the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. If you own an LG G Flex bought from Sprint, know that the KitKat rollout is coming over-the-air, but...

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Oppo Joy announced, it’s a very cheap low-end Android smartphone
Apr28

Oppo Joy announced, it’s a very cheap low-end Android smartphone

Oppo has added a new smartphone to its roster, and the Chinese company chose to make it official in Indonesia. The Oppo Joy is a cheap device with rather low-end specs – one for the masses, then. The Oppo Joy comes with a 4-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 3 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 0.3 MP front camera, a 1.3 GHz dual-core MediaTek processor (with ARM Cortex-A7 cores), 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, microSD...

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Android 4.4 KitKat now out for Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC Desire 601, Samsung Galaxy S4 for Verizon
Apr25

Android 4.4 KitKat now out for Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC Desire 601, Samsung Galaxy S4 for Verizon

It’s (still) KitKat update season in the Android world, and three more smartphones are now in the process of receiving updates to the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. In the US of A, several versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 have already been updated, but today it’s time for Verizon’s model to get it, alongside that sold by US Cellular. It’s been a few weeks since we saw the first...

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Android 4.4 KitKat update for Verizon’s LG G2 now available
Apr18

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Verizon’s LG G2 now available

Following in the footsteps of the models sold by T-Mobile and Sprint, the LG G2 for Verizon now has the update to Android 4.4 KitKat available. There’s a catch, however. It doesn’t look like the update has been pushed through to the over-the-air system, at least not yet. That means you shouldn’t expect your phone to notify you that the update is out – it simply won’t know. The only way to get your hands...

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Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z will get Android 4.4 KitKat updates in May
Apr17

Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z will get Android 4.4 KitKat updates in May

About a month ago, Sony released Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, and Xperia Z1 Compact, while at the same time promising more updates to come in the second quarter of this year. That particular quarter started this month and ends in June, and the devices in question were the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z. All of these were slated to get their updates in mid-Q2, which should mean May. And indeed it looks...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out
Apr17

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out

Samsung has been pushing out a lot of KitKat updates to its wares recently, and the latest in line to receive Google’s latest mobile operating system is the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. This tablet was launched last September alongside the Galaxy Note 3 phablet, which was the first Samsung device to get an update to Android 4.4 KitKat. That happened a few months ago, and now it’s its bigger sibling’s turn. The...

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out
Apr16

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android 4.4 KitKat update now rolling out

The updates to Android 4.4 KitKat keep on rolling out. The latest in line to receive the newest version of Android is AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The carrier announced that the new software bits are headed out to Galaxy S4 Active devices starting today. The update is rolling out over-the-air. As such, your phone should notify you when it’s ready to download and install, but be advised that the whole process could...

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High-end Tizen smartphone from Samsung out by the end of June, Android-based smartwatch in the works
Apr16

High-end Tizen smartphone from Samsung out by the end of June, Android-based smartwatch in the works

Samsung’s oft-delayed first Tizen smartphone could actually be headed for a release this year. Sure, that’s not very believable, given the company’s track record on the matter and how many times we have so far heard that this mythical Tizen beast was just around the corner, but this time it might just be. No, really. This time it’s real. Or at least that’s what a Samsung executive told Reuters. The South...

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