Posts tagged with: Android 4.4.2
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    Unless you're into modding and customizing your devices to your liking, updates to your phone are almost never a bad thing, which means you'll be glad if you own either a Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, or Galaxy Mega on the nation's largest blue carrier. Learn what today's Samsung phone updates bring to the handsets below. While it would be nice indeed for the updates to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop, it's pretty unlikely that any of these are going to see that update anytime soon. Instead, these are merely enhancements to the Android 4.4.2 experience you'll already find when using the phone. The ...

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    Google's launch of Android 4.4 KitKat is already 7 months old, and it isn't until now that we're seeing most OEMs update their smartphones to the latest and greatest version of the operating system. Such is the case of Samsung, which has done a decent job this year with updates, but not as good as OEMs like Sony and HTC. Still, we've seen the leaked time-lines for the update, and we're now seeing some of last-year's models getting the update. Today Samsung has officially launched Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. This ruggedized variant of last-year's Galaxy S4 has ...

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    Back around the start of May, an internal Samsung document leaked out, revealing the company's work in pursuit of Android 4.4.2 updates for a number of currently available smartphones. What it revealed wasn't great news – for instance, we saw the Galaxy S III fail to make the cut for models that would get the update – but it was still nice to insight into Samsung's progress. Today we return with an update, and while there's not a ton of progress on the 4.4.2 side of the fence, we also touch briefly on the pending arrival of 4.4.3. From last month's 4.4.2 update phase four report we ...

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    Fragmentation isn't today the nasty word it was just a few years ago, as differences between the various Android platform releases tend to not have quite the limiting effect they once did. Still, that desire to have the latest-and-greatest update remains a pervasive one, and owners of models still stuck on older builds are going to be keeping a look out for any sign of incoming releases. Today we investigate a leak from Samsung that gives us a little taste of what's to come, detailing the status of KitKat updates for a number of its existing Androids. We're looking at handsets covering the ...

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    One of the biggest benefits that Moto G customers have found, aside from the fact that they're paying half as much for such a powerful smartphone, is the fact that Motorola has mastered Android software updates. Today, if you want to get the latest and greatest version of Android at an affordable price, there's now way to beat the Moto G. That said, the benefits of the early adopter aren't necessarily positive, and that's been the case for some Moto G customers. As it turns out people are now complaining of the smartphone losing connectivity in the Motorola support forums. Some even claim ...

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    Back in November, we saw a leaked document that indicated Samsung's plans to begin with distribution of an Android 4.4 KitKat update for its Galaxy S 4 flagship sometime this month, in January. It remains to be seen if the company is going to meet that schedule, or if things have (all too likely) slid back a little, but today we get a little bit of a preview of what to expect, with the leak of a pre-release GS4 KitKat update. The interesting part, however, may not be what we see present, but what we don't. Many of the changes seem minor; besides the obvious KitKat stuff, users get a new ...

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    We were all ready to get out hands on the Moto G sometime in January, as Motorola finally made the crazy-good-deal smartphone available to shoppers in the US, when out of the blue, Motorola started selling the Android smartphone in late November. This early arrival was definitely appreciated, but it didn't come without cost; as we noted last week in our Moto G review, instead of the KitKat we were hoping for, Motorola instead shipped the Moto G with Android 4.3. That was very much not the end of the world, and we knew it would just be a matter of time before an update came out. Well as ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's 12 days of gifts, and how you can take advantage today. Windows Phone 8.1 is next as we discuss the old rumors of Notification Center and Cortana making it to the OS. We then shift the spotlight to the LG G Flex, as reports have it that Sprint will be the first US carrier to bring it. Then we talk about the wooden Moto X, and when we could expect it. We end today's show focusing on Samsung because of the Android 4.4.2 update to the Google Edition Galaxy S 4, and later the rumors of an Iris Scanner and 2k display coming to the Galaxy S ...

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    Android 4.4 KitKat was introduced when Google released the Nexus 5. Earlier this month we heard of an "incremental update" that was supposed to fix a few things specific to the Nexus 5 called Android 4.4.1. Now, even before the 4.4.1 OTA update reached any of my devices, Android 4.4.2 is being pushed to users. What's with all the updates? What is new in Android 4.4.2 that wasn't in 4.4.1 or 4.4? Bugs and patches One skill I bring to the Pocketnow team is my experience as a software developer. As such I'm intimately aware of the product lifecycle -- and the fact that bugs are everywhere. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Android 4.4.2 update that just reached Nexus devices, and why it's important. We then go through some of the issues that are haunting Lumia customers due to a bug in the Nokia Camera app. Qualcomm follows the news as its new Snapdragon 410 processor was just announced with 64-bit architecture. We then talk about our Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and our chance to win a nomination for a Stitcher award. We end today's show talking about the Google Edition Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3, aside from the new and white Google Nexus 7. All this ...

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    We're not even sure everyone managed to grab the Android 4.4.1 update that started rolling out to the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and some Nexus 7 devices recently, and now Android 4.4.2 is being pushed out to pure-Androids. The update's size might vary but it is a small one (sub-2MB), and it apparently brings bug fixes as well as security enhancements to the table. The build you should expect is KOT49H and is rolling out to all Nexus devices, including last year's Nexus 7, which didn't get the 4.4.1 refresh. Among the changes there are also reports that this update will fix the SMS hack that was ...

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