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KitKat vs Lollipop on Galaxy S4: It’s like a new phone

If you've owned a Samsung Galaxy S4 for some time now, chances are, you feel like getting a new phone by now or at least upgrading to the current flagship, the Galaxy S5. But if budget constraints have kept you from doing so, your problems may be temporarily solved for now. A side by side comparison of the difference between Android KitKat and Lollipop on the Galaxy S4 shows that it feels like you're getting a new device because of all the major changes, not just design-wise but also how you interact with your smartphone.

Android Distribution for November: business as usual

You might have noticed that Google didn't release any figures for Android's spread last October. Perhaps it was due to the busy-ness of getting Android 5.0 and the new Nexus devices out the door. Or perhaps there is some more nefarious reason. Whatever those were, this month's numbers are up and, unsurprisingly, KitKat continues to rise while others continue to fall. Surprisingly, Android 4.2 seems to be unwilling to give up its hold in the market just yet.

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.

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.

Android 4.4.4 rolling out to Xperia Z devices

Almost 3 months after it rolled out to Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra, Anrdoid KitKat 4.4.4 is finally coming to the other Xperia devices. The Japanese OEM has confirmed through their official Twitter account @SonyMobileNews that they have started updating their older devices including Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z to the latest version of the platform.

Android “L” seems to be all about a Lemon Meringue Pie

Are you craving for some lemon meringue pie? Well, Google seems to be hankering for some as more evidence seems to indicate that the upcoming Android release, codenamed Android L, will be called “LMP”. And since it has always been all about sweet nothings when it comes to naming Android updates, then the initials most likely stand for this tangy dessert, unless you can think of any other sweet that the LMP can mean.

Ematic outs dual-core Kitkat tablet at low, low price point

How many tablets do you know of that can provide you a good Android 4.4 Kitkat performance for under USD$100? Not a lot, we know. But Ematic is trying to get to this specific market by launching the EGD172, a 7-inch tablet that has specs you’d probably expect from this price range – nothing to write home about, but enough to probably secure a place as a Kitkat tablet for emerging markets.

Xperia Overlay brings new Android look to 2011 Sony devices

For owners of Sony Xperia devices that were released in 2011, back when they were still Sony Ericsson, looking at all the advances that the OEM has made these past three years can be a source of envy. But now you can finally join the world of the new Sony Android UI that we’ve all been enjoying. All it takes is to install the “Xperia Overlay” firmware that will transform your 2011 phone into a new one, of sorts.

Android 4.4.4 to rollout to Moto E, Moto G, Moto X in India

Motorola India has confirmed on its Twitter account that it will be rolling out the latest Kitkat update, Android 4.4.4, will be rolling out to its flagship phones, the Moto E, Moto G and Moto X. However, since it will come out in phases, the smartphone owners are told to patiently wait since it will not be available immediately to everyone.
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