Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly Report – January 23rd Edition



HTC One (M8) Gets Android 4.4.4 and HD Voice on AT&T

HTC-One-M8 (73)



Nope, this is not sweet Lollipop, instead it's yet another version of Android 4.4 KitKat, this time AT&T is bringing users the 4.4.4 variety of KitKat along with some other updates. At the forefront of the changes is the inclusion of HD Voice and app updates. The full changelog is below, but this is not the sort of thing to get you all excited, but better battery life is definitely nice to see here.

  • Enables HD Voice
  • Updates Android OS to Android 4.4.4
  • Security enhancement
  • Bluetooth enhancement
  • Adds AMBS Cloud Messaging Integration
  • Adds Copy and Paste camera feature
  • Adds Usage Manager App
  • Improves battery performance
  • Updates AT&T Ready2Go
  • Updates Visual Voicemail

AT&T Gives Samsung's Galaxy Alpha a Teeny Tiny Update

Samsung Galaxy Alpha



AT&T users with a Galaxy Alpha should have noticed a teeny, tiny 17MB update roll out to their devices this past week, and as you might imagine there's not much to see here. The official line from AT&T is that this software update brings "User Experience Enhancements", the software version you're looking for is G850AUCU1ANL1.

Motorola Start Lollipop Roll Out to the Moto G (2013) and (2014) in India and Moto G (2014) for the US




It's a strange strategy that Motorola is taking here, but they're finally rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Moto G, albeit in certain regions. Those in the US can get the update if they're using a second-generation Moto G, with the original Moto G and the second-gen Moto G getting the update together in India. Bizarre, I know, but it looks like Motorola wants this to a smooth process for their most popular device and if that means taking it slow, then so be it. The update brings the Moto G to Android 5.0.2 with build number LBX22 and should hit your device any day now.


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