Android 4.4 KitKat Update: Coming Rollouts Include LG G Flex, Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) And Sony Xperia Devices

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on April 17 2014 11:13 AM
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More devices have been confirmed for the Android 4.4 KitKat update in the coming days and weeks.

AT&T announced its update of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on Wednesday and now other devices including the AT&T LG G Flex, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) and several Sony Xperia devices are either now updating or are slated to begin updating to Android 4.4 soon.

AT&T LG G Flex

According to AT&T, the D95020B build software is 686 MB in weight and is available over-the-air or through manual prompt by accessing Settings > General tab > About phone > Software update > Update now on the handset. Users will want to use a Wi-Fi network and have their devices charged at least 50 percent before proceeding with Android 4.4 installation.

AT&T details a full change log, which includes a new full-screen mode, restyled status and navigation bars, battery performance improvements, enhanced processing speed.

The update also includes LG’s Knock Code, which was introduced on the LG G Pro 2. The feature is an update to the original KnockOn that allows users to wake up their handset by tapping the screen twice. Now users can tap a code onto the screen of a a sleeping device and it will wake up and unlock at the same time. Check out a demonstration from the World Mobile Congress.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

The Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) begins in Columbia, according to SamMobile. The P600UBUCND1 build firmware is available of the Wi-Fi-only SM-P600 model of the 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1. Enhancements include those expected for Android 4.4: faster/smoother performance, white status bar icons, wireless printing support and full-screen album art. Users can check for the update manually by accessing Settings > General > About phone > Software updates menu on their devices.

Sony Xperia Devices

Sony has confirmed that several of its mid-range devices including the Z, ZL, ZR and Xperia Tablet Z will update to Android 4.4 KitKat during the middle of the second quarter, which equates to sometime toward the end of May. Sony says there is no concrete timeline for the updates, but these are the manufacturer’s devices currently in the pipeline for an update.

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