European HTC One M8 gets Android 4.4.3
Jul28

European HTC One M8 gets Android 4.4.3

The HTC One M8 has already had the Android 4.4.3 treatment in the USA, while the Google Play Edition of the handset has also been updated. However, users packing the flagship smartphone in Europe have yet to get 4.4.3 KitKat, but that has changed today as HTC is now rolling out the update. As is normally the case, Android 4.4.3 brings with it Google's platform while HTC has added its own enhancements and changes too. The patch is...

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Sony rolls out Android 4.4 for Xperia Z2
Jul18

Sony rolls out Android 4.4 for Xperia Z2

Sony has today announced the latest update for its Xperia Z2 flagship, giving the handset Android 4.4 KitKat and bringing it up to speed with rival devices. It struck us as odd that Sony did not release the Z2 with KitKat in the first place and the company has been unusually slow bumping it to Android 4.4. We hope the Japanese giant is a little quicker in rolling out new Android versions when it releases the Xperia Z3 later in the...

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No more Nokia Android phones from Microsoft
Jul17

No more Nokia Android phones from Microsoft

Microsoft's shocking but inevitable decision to cut jobs today has had a huge impact on the company's future mobile plans. Of the massive 18,000 jobs slashed, 12,500 come from the newly acquired Nokia devices and services divisions and Redmond also put an end to the Nokia X Android line. That means we will not see any further forays into the Android market from device with the Nokia or Microsoft branding. That is contrary to recent...

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Android 4.4.4 changelogs for Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini
Jul15

Android 4.4.4 changelogs for Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini

for the software and revealed that it made a few extra enhancements to Google's patch. The update is available now for the 2013 DROID Ultra, DROID MAXX, and DROID Mini. Android 4.4.4 arrived when the paint was still wet on Android 4.3.3, rolled out by Google to deal with a few performance and design bugs in the 4.3.3 software. Motorola has been quick to adopt the software, but has also taken the opportunity to make its own little...

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KitKat soars to market share high
Jul09

KitKat soars to market share high

Android 4.4 KitKat is finding itself on more and more smartphones according to the monthly roundup of Android usership. The newest (not counting the unreleased Android L) mobile platform from Google is carving into former dominating versions and is fulfilling the remit the company had for the OS when it was launched last year. The purpose of KitKat was to deliver Android to devices that might not have been able to run other new...

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Samsung’s 4.4.2 plans extend to numerous Galaxies, but not the S3
Jul08

Samsung’s 4.4.2 plans extend to numerous Galaxies, but not the S3

Samsung's plans for the Android 4.4.2 update got a little clearer today as a leaked document revealed which handsets are in line for the bump. 4.4.2 is two versions old now (4.4.3 and 4.4.4 have preceded it) but it is still a part of the current generation KitKat stable and Samsung is showing some of its smartphones love with the patch. Unfortunately, the Galaxy S3 will not be among them. The aging flagship is two and a half years...

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