Posted by Faryaab S. 11 months ago

Nexus 10 and Google Play Edition Galaxy S4 to get Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming weeks


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Today, Google finally unveiled the long-awaited Android 4.4 KitKat update to the public. And as with every new Android update, it brings quite some changes and improvements over the prior Android version. The new Android 4.4 KitKat update brings improved memory management, a ton of security enhancements, battery life optimisations, a unified SMS and IM system in Google Hangouts, new phone app, Full-screen immersive mode, Low-power audio playback capability and much more.
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As you may know, the very first devices to get updated to the latest version of Android are Google’s Nexus devices and Play Edition devices. Even though Google unveiled Android 4.4 KitKat today, the actual update hasn’t been pushed to any devices yet. Google says that the new update should be available to the Nexus and GPe devices in the coming weeks.

However, Android 4.4 KitKat is already being pushed to AOSP (Android Open Source Project) and the proprietary binaries and factory images should get released anytime now for the Nexus devices. Updates for Google Play Edition devices aren’t handled by Google itself, so they always take a little more time than the Nexus devices.

We will let you guys know as soon as Google starts to roll out Android 4.4 KitKat update to the Nexus 10 and GPe Galaxy S4, so stay tuned!

Source: GoogleBlog

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8 comments on “Nexus 10 and Google Play Edition Galaxy S4 to get Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming weeks

  1. lognath 11 months ago said:

    this android 4.4 kitkat will support galaxy note n7000 or not

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    • Abhijeet M. 11 months ago said:

      N7000 won’t be getting any official updates past 4.1, so you’ll have to look towards a custom ROM. Since 4.4 reduces memory requirements of Android, it should run well, but again, no official update will come, since it’s past its 18 month support period.

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      • oldaro 11 months ago said:

        But I think it depends on Samsung if they want to release 4.4 for the N7000. Google offers 18 months support and the N7000 is not from Google.

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        • Abhijeet M. 11 months ago said:

          18-month period is something that all manufacturers, including Google, agreed upon a couple of years back. Also, no flagship gets more than 2 major updates, which the Note (and SGS2) have already received, so no, N7000 won’t receive any update past 4.1.2.

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  2. imsiva91 11 months ago said:

    WILL NOTE 2 N7100 GET ANDROID 4.4?

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    • hogar 11 months ago said:

      Well, they told S3 and Note 2 will get 5.0 when they didn’t know that 4.4 was going the next Android version. Sadly you’ll have to wait 6 months(If S4 doesn’t pass it, It’ll get in 90-120 days as HTC One),

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  3. zukri90 11 months ago said:

    Once Android 4.4 is out for the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, the developers at XDA will start porting it to the International Snapdragon S4s!

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  4. atermon 11 months ago said:

    the 18 month is a minimum support period, not a maximum.
    it’s the floor not the ceiling.
    They should give a 4.4 to Note but I wouldn’t count on it.
    it has taken for ever to bring 4.3 to Note 2 for chrissake…

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