Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Report – April 18th Edition


Sony Updates QX10 and QX100 External Cameras to Version 3.0

QX10 QX100 Lens Package



When Sony released the QX10 and QX100 cameras to use with smartphones, we all thought that Sony might have gone a little mad. However, there's a decent amount of people out there using Sony's nifty (if not a little awkward) and those users will be happy to here that Version 3.0 Firmware has been released for both devices. Fixing slow NFC pairing, and adding a feature here and there, this is another solid upgrade to Sony's lens cameras. You can get the firmware for the QX10 here and the QX100 here. Unfortunately folks, you'll need to have a Windows PC lying around for this update.

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active Gets Android 4.4 KitKat on AT&T




The more rugged version of the Galaxy S4, the Active, is getting the same Android 4.4.2 KitKat update that other Galaxy devices have gotten this week. Rolling out to AT&T devices, the update is a pretty standard affair, updating things behind the hood more than anything else, but does bring with it some of that KitKat look and feel. Your statusbar icons will go white, and there'll be an easy to unlock straight to the camera from your locksreen. The update should be rolling out right now, but if it hasn't done yet, we're sure the wait won't be that much longer. To find out more, head on over to AT&T's blog.

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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This week, the WiFi Only model of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition got the update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and as you would imagine, it brings with it the same sort of stuff other Galaxy devices have been getting. You can read more here.


XE16 Update for Google Glass Now Available as Factory Image



It's been a busy couple of weeks for Glass, not all of it good news of course, and with that comes a new update. The XE16 update that rolled out towards the end of last week brought some additions, took some stuff away and gave Explorers Android 4.4 KitKat. You can read more about the update here. Now, Google has made the factory image available to all, should they need it to recover a pair of Glass or just to tinker with.


LG G2 Gets KitKat Update on Verizon

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Today, Verizon G2 owners can finally get their hands on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It might have taken Verizon a little longer than everyone else (for a change), but at least the update is finally here, and those with the device can enjoy the latest and greatest version of Android. Unfortunately though, as of writing, you'll need to use your PC to get up-to-date. You can read more here.




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