Posts tagged with: Android 4.4.3
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    The HTC One (M8) is one of the hottest Android phones in the market today. We've reviewed a lot of it, we've compared a lot of it, and we've even changed a couple of our own paradigms in the process. Some say that the best part of the One (M8) lies in its hardware, but most of us have found HTC's approach to software, and the company's promptness in pushing software updates to be another important key. That story repeats itself today as HTC has just pushed a key software update to its One (M8) in a very interesting way. HTC has just pushed Android 4.4.3 to the unlocked variant of the HTC ...

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    In a surprise move last night, Android 4.4.4 made an appearance and OTA updates began rolling out to select Nexus devices. Naturally, it's time to talk updates, especially for Motorola phones (some of which were updated to Android 4.4.3 during its short one-week lifespan). We now know about plans for Motorola's most recent Droid phones -- a collaboration with Verizon Wireless -- in terms of upcoming software updates. According to Motorola employee David Schuster, the Droid phones will leapfrog 4.4.3 and jump straight to 4.4.4, primarily because of an important security fix for an OpenSSL ...

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    The Android 4.4.4 update has just been made official, though Android 4.4.3 remains young -- it only came out last week, after all. The latest device to be updated to this no-longer-newest version of Android is Sprint's Motorola Moto X. The features in Android 4.4.3, along with a couple extra Motorola goodies, have all made their way to the device in the Sprint Moto X Android 4.4.3 update. First and foremost are the Android 4.4.3 changes, which are mainly bug fixes for stability, security, and other non-user-facing areas. The refreshed look in the Dialer app has been brought over to the ...

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    Samsung hasn't always been the best with Android updates on its devices, especially considering the sheer number of phones and tablets it manufactures on a yearly basis. The wait's always been the most minimal on flagship devices, however, and it seems that the Galaxy S5 (and last year's Galaxy S4) are slated to receive Android 4.4.3 quite soon. According to a leaked Samsung internal document obtained by Android Geeks, updates for the S5 are finalized, and ready to start heading out in June. The first devices to receive the update will almost certainly be unlocked and global models, with ...

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    It's been a week since Google started releasing Android 4.4.3. Many have reported getting the update delivered to their Nexus over-the-air, and others have impatiently taken it upon themselves to download and manually flash the entire factory image - myself included. However, many are still waiting for the update to arrive, and that's where things start to get a little "weird". I've got a lot of Nexus devices in my household: two Galaxy Nexi running CyanogenMod, one 2012 Nexus 7 that's still on Android 4.4.2, a Nexus 4 that got the 4.4.3 OTA a few days ago, my own Nexus 5 onto which I ...

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    Google may have taken its sweet time in getting around to the release of Android 4.4.3 – evidence of the build had been hanging just out of reach for months before Google finally went ahead with distribution this week – but now that it's here we're seeing updates waste no time at all in becoming available. Unsurprisingly, Nexus models led the pack, though Motorola wasn't too far behind with news of updates for its own recent Androids. But before we let Motorola distract us and start checking-in with every OEM under the sun to see where they stand with update availability, what about ...

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    Motorola has come a long way since the days of MOTOBLUR and a casual attitude towards Android updates, and its latest family of smartphones hasn't only offered extremely pared-down, near stock Android experiences, but delivered platform updates with speed rivaling even what we get from straight-up Nexus devices. Today we see the latest proof of just how nimble Motorola has become when it's time for a new update to arrive, as it gets started updating its own phones to Android 4.4.3 just one day after the build saw its official release. Considering how we're still waiting for OTA updates for ...

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    Yesterday brought word that Android 4.4.3 was finally due to arrive, with T-Mobile sounding the alarm. Problem was, this wasn't the first time we'd heard a carrier advise its users that 4.4.3 was about to arrive – would this be another dud like Sprint's announcement? We waited patiently all day and eventually we saw Google release a number of 4.4.3 factory images for Nexus devices: the update was confirmed. But where were those OTAs? Surely, Google wouldn't leave us with just factory images, forced to wipe our devices while updating, right? Worry not, for this morning brings word of the ...

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    It feels like Android 4.4.3's been hanging just out of reach for months now. It's not that we're expecting any kind of game-changer, and it seems we'll be getting what by all accounts is mostly a bug-fix update, but we're still quite curious to learn when it will ultimately arrive. Will we be waiting until Google I/O later this month? It turns out that 4.4.3 may arrive significantly before then, as today T-Mobile posts notice that updates are on their way for both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. This isn't the first time we've seen a carrier tell us that 4.4.3 was on its way, with Sprint pulling ...

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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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    We look to be really close to the announcement of Android 4.4.3, Google's big bugfixer update for their newest KitKat operating system. Previous reports have mentioned that it could possibly be becoming official for Nexus users, and while that is still a possibility, it is becoming more and more unlikely by the minute. Thankfully, it looks like even OEMs are prepared for the release -- Samsung today posted references to the update on their developer site. Samsung sent out a Tweet letting developers know of "a workaround to solve issues with the ConsumerIrManager in Android version lower ...

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    Back in January, noted Android dev Chainfire raised some warning flags about changes Google was making to Android sources that threatened to disrupt the way root access works. While the changes seemed intended to help beef-up Android security, the side effect was that we needed a new superuser app, and that some apps taking advantage of root needed to be re-tooled. Over the weekend, Chainfire has posted an update, talking further about the ongoing efforts in the AOSP to enhance app security and the effect this all has on root. In what he describes as a consequence of moving to “SELinux ...

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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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    Google's in the midst of preparing for a wide-reaching overhaul of its Android apps, and a number of disparate leaks have revealed the same sort of UI changes: flat design, circular icons, and bold color. We shared with you the latest development along these lines earlier this week, after it was discovered that Google itself shared a screengrab from such an updated version of its Android dialer app. Today we're back to take a second look, with a new screenshot appearing to reveal even more of the dialer's new makeover. There might not be any of those circular icons here, but the design is ...

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    Motorola's RAZR brand may have started out life as an iconic dumbphone, but 2011 saw the brand reincarnated as an Android smartphone, the Droid RAZR. One year later, we got the RAZR HD (not to mention the Maxx), but then last year the RAZR name appeared to be dropped in favor of the Droid Ultra. Is that all she wrote for the RAZR's lineage? Before we call that book closed, we're checking out a new benchmark entry for an unknown Motorola handset, which may just be the next phone to take on the RAZR name. Over on GFXBench we see a listing for Motorola's XT912A. With a Snapdragon 800, ...

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