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Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.3 for Nexus and Google Play Devices

Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.3 for Nexus and Google Play Devices

Google has started pushing out the Android 4.4.3 update for its Nexus devices as well as its Google Play Edition smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S4 GE (GT-I9505G), HTC One M7 GE, HTC One M8 GE and Sony’s Z Ultra GE have already started getting the update over the air (OTA).  The roll out as always will be in parts so if you are a proud owner of any Google Play Edition device, then you might start checking for the updates via the settings menu. The Android 4.4.3 update is mainly for  performance improvement and bug fixes. The main issue which it deals with is the massive battery drain, when using the camera. This was one major issue which alot of users were experiencing, and thankfully Google listened to those cries and sorted the issue. On the UI front you get a new dialer and peoples app. The new look of the dialer with a white background and light blue keys compliment the overall white KitKat theme. According to sources, the 4.4.3 update will come to standard smartphones as well, but that will take long because each OEM has to modify the OS as per their own UI theme respectively. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S4 LTE-A are already being tested by Samsung for the update as the LTE-A variant of the Galaxy S4 never got the KitKat update in the first place, so Samsung are most probably jumping from Android 4.3 to Android 4.4.3 directly. The updates might not be as far away as expected though considering Google I/O 2014 is just around the corner and Google is most likely going to introduce its new OS Android 4.5/5 codenamed...

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HTC One M7 getting Sense 6 update in a few days

HTC One M7 getting Sense 6 update in a few days

HTC on their official software update page have confirmed that the International  version of  last year’s HTC One (M7) will be getting the Sense 6 update very soon.   The new version of the sense is the one which you find the HTC’s 2014 flagship device the HTC One (M8), which improves the overall look of the device as well as adding some interesting new features. Here is an overview of what are the changes: Overview Blinkfeed The new and improved Blinkfeed  now has continuous scrolling, a new sidebar and even shows nearby restaurants. Not only that, but  the interface has been changed so that you can now even add your content as well. Apps Tray The apps tray on the HTC One M7  is now full screen, you will not have the intrusive looking dock coming in your way any more.Overall it looks very clean and smooth. Camera The camera app has been given a UI overhaul and looks much  more sleeker. A new Zoe camera mode has been added which really captures those important moments. Gallery The Gallery has also been given a UI change, which looks a bit similar to one found in stock Android devices. The Gallery app now has improved picture searching options and well as a new feature called Point of Interest (POI) locations. Excluding the above mentioned changes, the new Sense 6 UI brings with it color coded apps for easier navigation. Customizable fonts, Enhancements to music, messaging, email, calendar and phone apps. The HTC Sense TV app has also been given a UI change, it now has live social feeds  and sports scores integrated in it.  So, if you are one of those people still rocking a HTC One M7, then keep on checking your device’s software update menu for this...

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Galaxy Note 3 starts getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in Pakistan

Galaxy Note 3 starts getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in Pakistan

Everybody is talking about Samsung’s latest  flagship the Galaxy S5, so we thought we should show some love to the an old friend the Galaxy Note 3.  There is good news for all our followers in Pakistan, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has finally started to get the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update Over the Air (OTA). The 379.61 Mb update brings with it a bunch of nice upgrades for the Note 3 with mostly under the hood performance tweaks. A few note able upgrades include: Music Album gets displayed on the entire lock screen when playing music. Camera shortcut now on the lock screen. A launcher setting menu has been added in settings, so you can easily swap between launchers. Performance and stability has been improved Less RAM consumption. Samsung Keyboard gets smoother to type.     We have also noticed that the text has become much sharper after the update, and the battery life has slightly improved. So if your device is still running on Jelly Bean then go to settings > about > software update and download it...

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KitKat 4.4.2 for Sprint Galaxy Note 3 starts rolling out today. Have you updated yours?

KitKat 4.4.2 for Sprint Galaxy Note 3 starts rolling out today. Have you updated yours?

Hey guys we’ve got some good news for our followers in the US (especially those who own the Samsung Galaxy Note 3). As of today, Sprint users are being treated to the latest version of Android 4.4.2, KitKat which started rolling out in the morning. Even though the update brings it with the regular changes and enhancements that were expected from the (highly anticipated) update, there are a few more additions exclusively to the US carriers. These include the following; Phone Dialer: The new phone app automatically prioritizes your contacts based on the people you talk to the most. You can also search for nearby places and businesses, your contacts, or people in your Google Apps domain. Camera Enhanced: the “touch to focus” option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure. Hangouts: With the new Hangouts app, all of your SMS and MMS messages are together in the same app, alongside your other conversations and video calls. Just say “Ok Google”: You don’t need to touch the screen to get things done. When on your home screen* or in Google Now, just say “Ok Google” to launch voice search, send a text, get directions or even play a song Emoji everywhere: Sometimes words can’t express how you feel. For that, there’s Emoji, the colorful Japanese characters, now available on Google Keyboard. The OTA update should start arriving as we speak and for those who didnt get it automatically, can easily go in their phone’s settings menu and manually grab hold of the new update bearing the firmware version N900R4TYUCNAB. Let us know whether you have received the update as yet and if you have then do feel free to share in your new KitKat experience with us. Cheers...

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Android 4.4.2 Test Firmware Leaked for The Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)

Android 4.4.2 Test Firmware Leaked for The Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)

  Samsung have been raring up for the launch of their 2014 flagship the Galaxy S5, but that does not mean that they have forgotten their previous top tier smartphone the Galaxy S4. Thanks to Sammobile we were able to get a leaked Android 4.4.2 Test firmware for the international version of the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505). The firmware I9505XXUFNAD is the latest test build for the Galaxy S4 and seems to be quite stable, per say a few bugs.   The update brings with it all the usual suspects of Android 4.4.2 KitKat,  making the icons in the status bar white, adding a camera shortcut on the lockscreen etc. The device according to benchmarks has received quite a nice performance boost after the update, though you might not feel much difference (As it is already a very powerful device).  Music albums on the lock screen will be shown in full screen mode, so that looks really nice. One of the note-able changes though is of the Samsung keyboard, somehow typing on it (including via gestures) has become really fast.  Well dont take my word for it, if you a feeling adventures they download the update now and see how it is yourself! Model: GT-I9505 Country: Open Europe Version: Android 4.4.2 Changelist: 481100 Build date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:02:19 +0000 Product Code: OXX PDA: I9505XXUFNAD CSC: I9505OXXFNA2 MODEM: I9505XXUFNAD Download: Discussion...

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CM11 nightly gets updated to Snapshot

CM11 nightly gets updated to Snapshot

CyanogenMod have officially announced the “Snapshot” version of  CM11 today. The current version is a much more stable version as compared to its predecessor Nightly. The update would have no doubt cleared out a few minor bugs and of-course add some performance related enhancements. This proves that the CM team are working tirelessly on bringing the Android 4.4.2 experience as close to its final stable build as possible. The update has started rolling out today so if you haven’t updated it as yet then we would advise you to do it right away from within your phone via OTA update, if not then you could always do it manually as well from this download link. When you’re done with it then feel free to share your experiences with...

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