Android 4.4

CyanogenMod outs official CM11 nightlies for Verizon LG G3

There have been a lot of unofficial CM11-based/CM11-like ROMs for the Verizon LG G3, but finally we have an official one – this is the official CM11 ROM for the Verizon LG G3 (together with nightlies). We got wind of this via the XDA developers forum. If you want some of this, dig in.

ASUS launches mid-tier ZenFone 5 Lite

ASUS just launched a dual SIM KitKat smartphone that is set to lodge squarely on the mid-tier market – the ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite (A502CG). ASUS seems to be targeting the market for affordable KitKat smartphones in developing economies, and this phone is “exhibit A” for that intent.

Huawei Ascend Mate2 will not get Android KitKat

In our excitement over Android 5.0, we might have been guilty of forgetting that there are those who still live in a Jelly Bean world. As if to douse cold water over enthusiasm, Huawei's US outfit has just announced that its previous flagship, the Ascend Mate2, will not even be getting Android 4.4 KitKat. That practically puts an end to the software life of a smartphone that was practically just launched in January this year.

OPPO releases KitKat-based ColorOS V2.0.0i for Find 7 and 7a

Users of OPPO’s Find 7 and 7a smartphones rejoice, you’ll finally be getting some Android KitKat goodness (while others move on to getting some Lollipop, haha) at long last. OPPO has just released V2.0.0i of its own take on Android called ColorOS, and this update will be available for the OPPO Find 7 and 7a.

Asus ZenFone 4 update brings KitKat 4.4

Asus ZenFone 4 owners have something to be happy about on the first day of October. A major software update has landed for the Asus smartphone bringing with it a number of notable updates. Most notable is a new version of Android.

T-Mobile Moto X finally gets a taste of Android 4.4.4

The Moto X is getting a lot of love these days. Its Verizon variant is expected to arrive this September 26 and the Moto Maker site became available in the UK, Germany, and France a couple of weeks ago. Motorola is even all out with the promotion of the new Android smartphone, releasing three new Moto X ads on YouTube at once and four new apps on the Google Play Store. Pre-order started only last week and those with .edu email are given Moto X discounts. All these news make this new-gen phone a highly anticipated one.

‘Unstable’ version of MIUI 6 released for Xiaomi Mi 2, 2S

Sometimes I don’t get Xiaomi and their approach with MIUI, but that’s just me – a lot of people will come on here and testify to great experiences with the Chinese manufacturer’s brand of user interface over the Android foundation. After an official debate of sorts that Xiaomi officially started on the merits of Android KitKat for their Mi 2 and Mi 2S devices, they are finally releasing MIUI 6 for the said devices, but not without caveats.
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