Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Report - February 28th Edition

 

Moto G GSM Models Receive Small OTA Update

 

GSM variants of the Moto G are getting a small update to software version 174.44.1 which brings with it some fixes and a new feature. First up is the big new addition, which is the introduction of USB OTG support, which allows people to plug in flash drives and the like into the G to get a little extra storage space, which is a nice touch for sure. There are fixes to wallpaper issues as well as low in-call volume, too. Overall a nice update that has been spotted in the UK and the US - it's already appeared on my Vodafone UK Moto G - so stay tuned for a CDMA update.

HTC One Mini Receives Android 4.4 KitKat on Rogers in Canada

 

Those up north on Rogers rocking the miniature HTC One will be happy to see that the HTC One Mini has now been upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat. It's the last update to roll out in Canada and by now, our Canadian friends should already be rocking Android 4.4.2 on their One Minis.

ASUS To Update Numerous PadFone Models to Android 4.4

 

ASUS have officially come out and said that the PadFone line will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat. All PadFone 2 models will get 4.4 by the end of Q2, the PadFone Infinity in Asia and Russia, the PadFone A80 and PadFone Infinity models will get KitKat sometime in Q3. This is a somewhat slow roadmap for ASUS, but we're glad to see them making plans and compared to other OEMs there are often very few problems with their updates.

LG G Flex Gets Small Update on AT&T

 

The G Flex on AT&T is getting a small update this week, to version D95010n, there's really not much to see here and is just your typical small maintenance updated. So don't be afraid to pull this down when you're away from WiFi.

T-Mobile's G2 Gets Treated to Android 4.4 KitKat

LG finally updated the G2 to Android 4.4 KitKat in the US and first in line was T-Mobile's variant. The new software version not only bumps things up to Android 4.4.2 from 4.2.2, but also brings with it a whole slew of speed improvements, too. It's a great update to have and you can find out how to apply the update here.

 

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