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Sony support pages show Android 4.4 ‘under investigation’ for some handsets

Sony has been pretty open about their plans for updating to Android 4.4. Just after the launch of the newest version of Android, Sony announced they would be updating a few premier handsets. While not committing to a timeframe like some others, they were at least staking claim to their intent. That’s a big step forward from the Sony we’ve come to know.

Android 4.4 may change the way we use custom ROMs

Android 4.4 brought on a lot of changes to the operating system in general terms, but one change to how the system reacts to perceived malware could have a ripple effect. When booting, Android 4.4 uses a device mapper (dm-verity) to reduce the risk of root kits on your OS. This new device mapper checks the filesystem storage, and attempts to detect modifications at the block level.
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