KitKat

HTC One M8 GPe and M7 GPe receives Android 4.4.4 update

And the rollout for the Android 4.4.4 keeps on coming! This time around, owners of the flagship HTC One M8 Google Play edition are the happy recipients of the OTA update to the latest version of KitKat. Reports are also saying that the updates for the GPE version of the previous flagship HTC One M7 are also slowly pushing out.

BLU releases list of devices to be upgraded to KitKat

OEM Blu has released their initial list of devices that will be getting an upgrade to Anrdoid 4.4 KitKat. While there were some notable gadgets left off the list, a statement posted on their Facebook page assures consumers that they are working on having all their phones and phablets upgraded as soon as they can.

Android 4.4.3 to arrive this month for Samsung Galaxy S5

It’s about time that Samsung’s premium devices get some Android 4.4.3 love, even as other smartphones have already incorporated the version in recent updates. Motorola’s Moto E, G, and X have all gotten updates, as well as Nexus and Google Play Experience devices. The update is coming to the Galaxy S5 this month, while Galaxy S4 users have to wait until July.

Verizon releases Galaxy Note II Android KitKat update

Verizon Galaxy Note II users can now rejoice as your Android gadget finally gets its 4.4.2 update, turning your phone into a lean KitKat machine. The update brings with it new features including Google Hangout upgrades, integrated cloud storage, as well as resolving issues from its previous version. It also adds Samsung’s Knox security framework which is designed for companies who allow employees to bring and use their personal gadgets to the workplace.

Samsung Galaxy Core Lite is a budget 4G smartphone

The rationale for the original Samsung Galaxy Core smartphone was to provide a lower-end option for those who wanted a phone that looked like and acted like the current Samsung flagship phone at that point. The same is true with newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy Core Lite, probably one of the cheapest Samsung smartphone units to offer Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity included in an entry-level spec sheet.

Google’s Project Tango gets a tablet, powered by NVIDIA

Google has just announced their Project Tango 3D imaging smartphone will get a big brother. Moving from experiment to development kit, the Project Tango tablet will be available to a select audience later this year. A sign-up page for the device is active, but it’s likely not one you’ll want to try and snap up.

KitKat bug may be affecting widgets on your handset

Have widgets been disappearing from your KitKat device? If so, you may not be alone, as HD Widgets is reporting what they believe is a widespread issue among Android handsets running 4.4. It’s causing quite a few headaches, and we’ve even noticed the issue ourselves.

More leaked shots show new dialer app for Android 4.4.3

Leaked screenshots purportedly show the new Android dialer, which is expected to become available in version 4.4.3. If the shots are really from the new dialer app, it seems we’re getting away from the slightly clumsy interface we have now. Rather than a mix of tiles, banners, and list tems, we’ll now see a lot of colorful tiles.

New dialer app possibly leaked by Google’s Twitter account

With Android 4.4.3 incoming, it leads some to wonder what is in store for us. With all the chat about ugly apps lately, we’re sure to see some UI tweaks from Google. They may have tipped their hat a bit early via Twitter, where some tech support led to a glimpse at what oculd be the new dialer.

KitKat for Google Glass rolling out now

The KitKat update for Google Glass has begun rolling out, making a big leap to XE16. Prior to this update, the XE listing was at 12.1, so Google has sidestepped the norm once again and numbered an update as they see fit. The update brings quite a few changes as well, so Glass owners should get ready for this one.
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