Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly Report – February 20th Edition

February 20, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson


Verizon’s Ellipsis 7 Finally Gets Android 4.4 KitKat

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You didn’t seriously think that Verizon would take care of a budget tablet, even if it had their name on it, did you? Good, because the carrier is only just getting around to bringing Android 4.4 KitKat to the tablet. Yes, I said KitKat. With that said, it’s an update at least, and it does also bring with it Chromecast mirroring which is nice, we suppose. For more information on one of the most belated KitKat updates I’ve seen in a long time, you can check Verizon’s support page.

Second-Gen Moto G Gets Android 5.0.2 Update in the UK

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A gift came to our friends across the pond this morning, as Android 5.0.2 Lollipop has started rolling out to users in the UK. We were passed some shots this morning and you can read more about the update here.

LG’s G3 Gets Lollipop on Sprint



The Lollipop updates just keep on coming, and just these past couple of days, the G3 has been seeing the update on Sprint’s network. Those that have been not-so-patiently waiting for the update will no doubt be pleased to get their hands on the update, and it should be with you in the next couple of days. If you want to read the full changelog and found out more, check out Sprint’s blog post here.

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Gets Lollipop on T-Mobile

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Not to be left behind Sprint, T-Mobile has updated one of their more popular devices, the Galaxy S5, to Lollipop as well. We covered this earlier in the week,  and as is often the case with Samsung, this is a mammoth download at around 1GB. Which is a large download when compared to other device updates. Still, an update is an update, and you can read more here.

SHIELD TABLET Upgrade 2.2 Brings More PC Games and Better Power Performance

Shield Tablet


NVIDIA has gotten good at taking care of their devices and the 2.2 Upgrade for the SHIELD Tablet brings with it some more streaming games added to NVIDIA GRID, as well as improved charging support and such. As always, there’s a changelog and some handy instructions over at the NVIDIA Blog.