Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly Report – November 28th Edition

November 28, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

T-Mobile Issues Update Trifecta, Hits the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 4

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We’ll start from the top of T-Mobile’s updates this week, with the Galaxy Note 4, which has been updated to software version N910TUVU1ANK4, and basically adds Chinese language support and nothing else besides that, sadly. The Galaxy S5 has been updated to G900TUVU1CNK2, and sticks the device with Android 4.4.2 and adds…Chinese language support. The Galaxy Note 3 gets upgraded to N900TUVUDNK3 and brings with it support for inflight texting when using GoGo and while this lists Chinese language support as well, it seems like T-Mobile’s support page might be out of whack here a little, as users are suggesting performance improvements on the Galaxy Note 4.

The Moto X (2014) Gets Lollipop Update on Verizon

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Yepp, we were just as shocked as you were when we heard that the Moto X (2014) was getting Lollipop on Verizon this soon after the unlocked edition, but we guess the same did happen last year. Maybe we should give Verizon more credit these days when it comes to updates? Either way, you can read all about it here.

Sony’s Xperia M2 Gets Android 4.4.4

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While Sony may have released quite a lot of smartphones this year, they’ve not forgotten about their less popular models. The Xperia M2 has been updated to Android 4.4.4 with the software version of 18.3.1.C.0.21 and it’s rolled out for the D2303 and D2306 variants so far.

Unofficial Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM Appears for the HP TouchPad

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Ah yes, the HP Touchpad, one erstwhile device arrives running Android 2.2.2, and since then we’ve been running Android 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and now Android 4.4.4 KitKat. However, there’s a preview ROM of Lollipop, from the Evervolv guys that brings Android 5.0 to the tablet that refuses to die. To find out more info, just take a look here.

NVIDIA’s LTE SHIELD Tablet Gets Lollipop

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NVIDIA is really giving Google and everyone else a run for their money with their Lollipop updates. The SHIELD Tablet has now been given Lollipop in its LTE form as well, before the Nexus 7 (2013) version, which is pretty fantastic when you think about it.

AT&T Updates Three Year Old Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Because Why Not?

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If you’re still using a Galaxy S II Skyrocket, first of all, how’s that working out for you? And second of all, throw your hands into the air and celebrate as you have an update, that’s right, an update. Don’t get too excited though, the I727UCNJ1 update lists “Android OS Enhancements” as its one and only change and yes, this is still stuck on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.