Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Report – February 14th Edition


 Sony Updates Xperia T, TX and Xperia V to Android 4.3 Starting Today




Sony is breathing some new life into some not all that old hardware today. The Xperia T, TX and V are all getting upgraded to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean starting from today. In fact, as of writing Xperia T users can already download the new software. The build number for all three devices is 9.2.A.0.295 and with it comes all of the goodies included in the last version of Jelly Bean as well as updated Sony software, too. These devices were released towards the end of 2012, so they are relatively old, but the hardware is still decent so we're glad to see Sony bringing a fairly recent version of Android their way.

AT&T Sending Out Small Update to LG G2


The G2 on AT&T is getting a minor update this week, with only two things listed in the changelog: "FOTA enhancement to support future updates" and mythical "Google enhancements", whatever they are. Anyhow, the update is just 15.4MB in size and that's all she wrote. Not much to see here folks.


Nexus 7 LTE Gets Small Update; Now Runs on Verizon's 4G Network


This week, Verizon Wireless finally managed to sort things out to get the Nexus 7 working on their network. Of course, the big deal for Big Red was the fact that they now sell the device itself. Bought the device from Google Play a long time back? No worries, as there's a 37MB update waiting for you that enables the device on Verizon's 4G network. That's about the only change for this update, but there is a new build number of KVT49L, which should appeal to those who like new build numbers.

Sprint Updates Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4 KitKat




The headlining update of the past week however, has to be Sprint beating everyone else to the punch with an official KitKat update for the Galaxy S4. With a new build number of VPUFNAE and brings the choclatey new version of Android to Samsung's latest flagship. The KitKat update won't change how the device acts in huge ways, but some of the more subtle aspects have made their way over to this. The statusbar is now transparent on the lockscreen and uses white icons a la the Nexus 5, and there's the familiar Android 4.4 shortcut to the camera as well. Overall, a nice update and even nicer if you're on Sprint as you guys get it first!

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