Samsung intros four budget KitKat smartphones for international markets

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Samsung on Monday introduced four new budget-friendly Galaxy smartphones in the form of the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Ace 4, and Galaxy Young 2. Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s TouchWiz Essence UI, these will likely be positioned in emerging markets or places ...

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KitKat rolling out for international Galaxy S4 Active

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The international version of Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is finally getting Android 4.4 KitKat. Software version I9295XXUCNE5 is currently out in the Netherlands and a few other countries, according to recent reports. This rollout will be gradual so it may take some time to reach certain countries ...

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KitKat rolling out to Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

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Earlier today we’ve reported that HTC One (M7) is getting updated in Europe and now we have another major manufacturer doing the updating as announced earlier this year. Sony is rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat to Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z devices. Sony pointed out that the rollout ...

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Galaxy Note 8.0 (WiFi) getting Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade

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An update to Android 4.4 KitKat is being pushed out to the WiFi only version of the Galaxy Note 8 and follows on from the update of the 3G equipped Note 8 that Samsung started last week. Only UK owners of the Samsung Note are currently seeing this KitKat update rolling out to their devices... ...

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Epson now supports native printing in Android 4.4 Kitkat

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Epson has added native printing support for Android 4.4 KitKat. With Android printing, you can now print documents, photos, web pages, and emails without the need of a dedicated printing app.  Users will be able to discover available printers, change papers sizes and choose specific pages to ...

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KitKat details leaked for multiple Samsung smartphones

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Samsung expects to deliver Android 4.4 KitKat updates to around eight smartphones before June is out, says SamMobile. According to the blog’s sources, a number of devices have already been cleared to roll with a handful of others still in “testing”. Between May and June we ...

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Google Glass KitKat update coming this week

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The biggest news about the update is that KitKat is coming to Google Glass, bringing with it under the hood changes and massive improvements to battery life. Also now that Glass runs Andriod KitKat, developers can write Glassware apps using the Android SDK. Other changes the update also ...

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Sprint Rolling out KitKat 4.4.3 update to Nexus 5

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A new update is out today for the Nexus 5 on Sprint.  This update version (KTU84F) brings about various bug fixes, and also enables the device to work on Sprint’s Spark LTE bands 26 and 41.  Sprint’s update page states that the update will be released over-the-air in stages and may ...

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LG’s G Pad 8.3 gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat update early

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LG have begun rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat to their LG G Pad 8.3 tablet via an over-the-air (OTA) update in Europe. LG were expected to release the update, so we knew it was coming, but LG jumped the gun and are issuing the update early. The 4.4.2 KitKat update for the LG G Pad... Read More

Verizon’s HTC One Max KitKat with Sense 5.5 update landing Monday

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HTC’s executive director of product management today announced that the Android 4.4.2 update for the One Max on Verizon has received approval from the carrier and is therefore beginning its deployment as of Monday. Alongside the Android 4.4.2 update, Sense 5.5 will also be bundled for the ...

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Intel unveils 64-bit kernel for Android 4.4 KitKat

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Intel has officially announced that they have completed early work on an Android 4.4 KitKat kernel that support a 64-bit architecture. With this release, the company ported, validated and tested the Android Open Source code on [Intel Architecture], taking on the work that developers typically ...

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HTC resume Android 4.4 KitKat update rollout in UK

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Following the halt HTC put on the rollout of Android 4.4.2 KitKat for its devices in the UK after many users began experiencing difficulties following the update, HTC have resumed the rollout. Customers on all the major UK carriers should begin to see the update trickle down to their devices ...

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Sony delivers Android 4.4 KitKat to Xperia Z series smartphones

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Sony on Wednesday announced that the Android 4.4 KitKat update is available for the Xperia Z series of smartphones. Specifically, the Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra can now update to the recent version of Android. In addition to the standard fare of Android features, Sony has included a few ...

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Google Wallet’s tap and pay soon to be exclusive to KitKat and up

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Google will soon be cutting off support for the tap and pay feature on devices not running yet running KitKat. Pre-KitKat devices aren’t quite as secure as devices running 4.4 and up thanks to some firmware updates introduced in the latest version. In laymen’s terms, the new ...

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Galaxy S4 and Note 3 KitKat update removes benchmark-improving code

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You may remember the controversy that was caused when it was discovered that Samsung had implemented code in the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 which boosted their benchmark scores in an attempt to falsify the performance of the device. It seems that Samsung has chosen to remove this offending code in ...

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