Android OTA Device Updates Weekly

Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Report – April 25th Edition

April 25, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Republic Wireless Roll Out Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the Moto X

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They might be a long way behind other carriers, but Republic Wireless is finally rolling out the update to Android 4.4 KitKat to the Moto X. Coming in at around 350MB, the version you’re looking for is 165.44.12.en.US. The majority of you on Republic Wireless may already have the update, but if you don’t have it yet, don’t panic, it’ll be with you soon. As with other Android 4.4 updates to the Moto X, this brings with it all the things that Google debuted last fall, as well as the new phone application, too.

Droid DNA Finally Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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We get that Verizon is always going to be late when it comes to device updates, but to be so late on one of their branded Droid devices is more than a little confusing. Nevertheless, the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is finally rolling out to the Droid DNA, complete with Sense 5.5. After a small update of 18MB, you’ll then have to download 650MB for the KitKat update. Once everything has gone through you’ll be running Android 4.4.2 with the latest version of HTC Sense, which is a nice update from Sense 5 as it gives Blinkfeed some much needed tweakable settings for content and more.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Gets KitKat

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As we covered earlier in the week, the WiFi version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is getting updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat at long last. It seems that Samsung is on a little bit of a roll with these updates, and this latest one brings KitKat to one of Samsung’s latest tablets. While this isn’t a Note Pro, it’s one of the fastest tablets out there with one of the best displays as well. The update isn’t too large of a download, and should only take a few minutes to install as well.

Galaxy Note II Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update

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As we said, Samsung is on a roll with updates and their Galaxy Note II is getting the KitKat treatment in Europe right now. There’s a good chance that ROMs running the new software might be coming out soon, but if not the wait shouldn’t be that much longer anyhow, so stay put. Unfortunately, this update leaves the Note II running the same version of TouchWiz it always has done, but the under-the-hood updates are nice to have.