French carrier SFR suggesting Android 4.4 Kit Kat was heading to the LG G2 in December. Well, while we have yet to hear anything confirming that timeline direct from LG, it looks like there may be some news for those in Canada. LG Canada has been talking about Kit Kat on the G2, though, the timeline may not be what many were hoping to hear.
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Sony may be looking into delivering Android 4.4, or at least Android 4.3, to some of its slightly older devices dating back as far as 2012, but some devices aren't so lucky. But thanks to custom Android ROMs and the persistence of some individuals, the Sony Xperia go, Xperia P, Xperia Sola, and Xperia U might soon be enjoying the latest Android version via CyanogenMod 11.
Cyanogen and Paranoid Android as highlights here, there is another, newer option with OmniROM. The OmniROM team, which is made up of a few well known Android developers have released a Kit Kat based ROM with support for 15 devices.
Android 4.4's advertised new features isn't exactly something you'd immediately see in devices. The latest version of Android is claimed to have been optimized to run even on low-end devices thanks to an effort internally known as Project Svelte. How this was made possible is now being revealed by Android engineering head Dave Burke who was also responsible for bringing Project Butter's improvements to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
HTC and Samsung have just uploaded their versions of the Android 4.4 source code for the Google Play Editions (GPE) of their respective flagships. While the source code for Android 4.4 has been freely available for a while now, these device-specific versions could help custom ROM makers fine tune and fix their code for those devices.
Android 4.4 KitKat seemingly broke access to the Apps Ops manager. Worry no longer as a new app has surfaced on Google Play Store that gives users the power to micromanage app permissions once more.
Android 4.4 update for your Nexus 4, and are experiencing issues, you’re not alone. Some users are reporting that the Home button isn’t working properly, and the Settings toggle is also acting up. Even worse, there seems to be a broken dialer, too, rendering the device dangerously useless in some circumstances.