In recent days we started receiving a large number of rumors that the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy S3 was imminent. This time we already have official confirmation of the South Korean company Samsung. Such confirmation has given us to know that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will receive the update to Android 4.4 KitKat later this March. This confirmation is great news for owners of this smartphone, which has so far only received the update of the operating system to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The news was confirmed from the official Facebook account of the division of Samsung Arabia. A user posted a message on the wall of this account by asking Samsung Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S3, and the head of the South Korean account confirmed the arrival of the update while adding only have to wait until late March to receive the update. The big question is whether this date includes Europe or whether, instead, holders of a European Galaxy S3 will have to wait longer to receive the same update. What is clear is that the first to receive the upgrade will be the owners of this smartphone in its free version, while users who purchased their smartphone operator under some will have to wait a few weeks to upgrade to the latest version Android.
Since the news has been confirmed only in this way, for the moment we do not have any official additional data that allow us to get an idea of the new features that this update will bring. Still think it is quite clear that the first difference is in the look of the smartphone. Is expected to top notifications bar includes a more modern design ( clear and colorful icons for example), and also both the lock screen and home screen should include a renewed commitment to small changes from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean look. In terms of the inner workings of the smartphone we will probably find a lower battery consumption and greater fluency in the execution of applications.
And is that even though the South Koreans have already launched newer versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (see the Samsung Galaxy S4 or even the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S5), this smartphone is still a modern smartphone that should have no difficulty moving fluently Android 4.4 update KitKat. While the update of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean brought a bunch of problems for the owners of this smartphone, hope that this time Samsung has learned their lesson and never again release an update that may pose problems for users update their smartphone.
A few days ago appeared on the market the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, a tablet screen over eight inches reached the Google store with a clean version of Android 4.4 (KitKat). This is an edition of Android that carries no added extra that may have provided the brand, in this case LG, to customize the functions of the equipment in accordance with the philosophy of the company. The fact is that since a few hours ago, the tablet would be receiving the new software update to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). The data packet would be landing these devices via OTA (Over The Air), or what is the same, without cables. This means that if you have one of these tablets in your hand, you should soon have a chance to sample the goods of the new edition of Google. If you have not yet received the notice, should suffice to sign in manually to section Settings> About phone to check if the package is ready to be installed.
But this will not be the only team to receive Android 4.4.2 in the coming hours. According to this source, the owners of the HTC Google One Edition have also begun to enjoy the new update. In fact, early on Friday HTC released the kernel source code and support files for Android 4.4.2. This presage an immediate deployment of the data packet, so these hours, users and should be receiving the update they deserve. Not surprisingly, the Google Team Edition are privileged in the sense that it will always be the first to receive the latest updates from the rest of smartphones that are linked to the needs of each brand. And with this update to Android 4.4.2 ( KitKat ), the LG G Pad 8.3 and HTC One will fixed some bugs that crawled from the previous version. You will also find interesting improvements in the user interface. The update weighs 52MB.
The latest update to Android 4.4.1 (KitKat) recently reached the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 teams presented this year 2013. In its time, the Nexus 5 was the first to receive important improvements in camera. Now supposed to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) should fix the problem that users of the Nexus 5 are also experimenting with SMS messaging. Also, the upgrade should eliminate a hidden feature that privacy would help users manage control of the data it collects each of the applications you have installed. This is a feature that was introduced in this version by mistake, since working as part of the operating system, would be throwing to the correct fret performance of other applications.
The next model should be updated immediately is Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition, a team that already runs through the latest version of Android. And you, have you had occasion to test and Android 4.4.2 on your smartphone or tablet ? Can you tell us your experience through the comments section…
From the Taiwanese HTC want to care for the users with whom they had before launching the HTC One and are now delivering the official update to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for HTC One X +. This terminal, upgraded with more power than that seen in the HTC One X, was the most senior team which ended the year Asian firm. With the arrival of this package of improvements not only updates the device, but also decanted some of the new features that until now have only been present in which today is the high end of the company.
Most notable in this regard is that it would be possible to have BlinkFeed HTC interface, a screen in which the user has real-time information automatically with all kinds of content of interest, whether news updates or news in social networks blogs and websites we follow regularly. So far, only the HTC One available of this attractive implementation-not counting the HTC One Mini, whose launch has not yet taken place, so that thanks to Android 4.2 users HTC One X + can enjoy the possibilities of BlinkFeed .
On the other hand, are also added improvements to the camera of this phone. For example, it will be possible to develop new touch commands to actively participate in shaping parameters capture photos that do. Another additions to HTC One X + with Android 4.2 will arrive Video Hightlights, a function that allows us to create short sequences of 30 seconds in a few steps and can choose from twelve musical melodies to add a terse art soundtrack to our creations.
In another vein, one of the hottest attractions of all smart mobile user, the autonomy of the device, has its implementations with updating HTC One X +. So much so that, as we know from GSMArena, efficiency in energy consumption has been significantly improved, adding a feature that allows us to check the status of the battery at any time from the main screen of the computer itself. With this, we can be more easily aware of how it is behaving consumption whenever we want to control spending.
If we users of HTC One X + and want to know if we already have the update to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to us, we just have to take a look at the terminal settings menu. In the last section, the information about the device, see booker space to system updates. That not only could request consultation with HTC’s servers to see if we are able to download and install the improvements mentioned, but also would have the option to enable automatic tracking upcoming updates.