Android 4.4.4 wasn’t a major update, but there were some decently-sized bug fixes involved. Nonetheless, users are wondering when their devices will finally receive the update — those with the Google Play Edition Moto G can now stop wondering.
The 4.4.4 update is now pushing out to the phone, so if you have one, you can either wait for it to hit your device or flash it yourself. The download mirror to the software’s file is in the source link.
At Google I/O last week, Google announced that Chromebooks would soon be able to run Android apps — which ones? Well, according to Google, that’ll be up to you.
While we can’t expect Google and developers to make all of our favorite apps available on both platforms, we can certainly ask.
The OAA (Open Automotive Alliance) has a new partner today, as LG announced it would be joining Google, General Motors, Hyundai, Honda, NVIDIA and more in their efforts to bring “greater connectivity into cars through the innovative application of the Android platform.”
The company’s press release noted that LG was present at this year’s Google I/O conference, showcasing its new range of audio, visual and navigation (AVN) system solutions for connected cars. These “connected cars,” of course, refer to those that will be Android Auto-compatible.
When Android L was announced, HTC stepped forward and proclaimed it would have the update ready within 90 days of availability. But the company’s flagship phone is currently two updates behind the latest version of Android that is available. Next month, though, HTC plans on updating the One (M8) directly to Android 4.4.4 with August being the latest time scheduled. The One (M7) is also targeted for the same release window. The leaked schedule, which you can enlarge by clicking above, shows that HTC is considering skipping Android 4.4.3 all together for the One (M8).
Other devices slated to receive Android 4.4.4 include One Dual SIM, One Mini 2, and One E8. They are currently being tested with the update and could receive it in August-September.
Samsung likes to push features from its flagship devices to other phones in its lineup to keep customers happy — and more importantly, coming back.
To continue the trend, the international Galaxy Note 3 (SM-9005) is about to receive an update (OTA) which brings version 2.0 of KNOX, Samsung’s mobile security platform, Kids Mode and Download Booster.
The latest round of devices to receive Android 4.4.4 include the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, and Xperia Z1 Compact. The latter of the trio is already receiving the update to the latest version of Android as it has gone live in Russia, Italy, and Indonesia. The others have received certification to receive the update but there is no expected timetable for when that will happen.
Has your Sony device received the Android 4.4.4 update? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Xperia Blog
If you were at Google I/O and got your hands on an Android Wear device already (Gear Live, G Watch, or perhaps even a Moto 360 if you’re lucky), you may have noticed that navigation commands to Android Wear devices didn’t work.
Google was clearly aware of this, and just updated Google Maps to version 8.1.1, bringing support for Android Wear.
If you don’t yet see the update on Google Play, just be patient as it may be rolling out to devices in waves. Once updated, you can search for a location, start navigating, view directions and more, all from your smart watch. Hit the break for the Play Store download link and QR code.
Well folks, it’s finally here.
Want to grab the Android L developer preview factory images? Just hit the break. (For the Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7.)
I don’t know about anyone else, but I needed a moment after the amount of stuff Google dropped on developers, bloggers and the rest of the world, yesterday. One of the most prominent debuts to come out of Google I/O, day one was Android L. The completely overhauled next version of Android is both enticing and beautiful, but how does it stack up visually with Android in its current form — KitKat? Well the folks at phoneArena put together a nice side-by-side comparison for the world to see.
We have the gallery for you after the break. One thing’s for sure, the attention to detail is extreme. Even so, it’s the most visually appealing Android to date. What do you guys think? As always, keep it locked here for more Android and Google I/O 2014 news.
Project Tango has raised quite a few eyebrows since the rumors have started flowing just a few months ago.
It’s got a 7-inch display, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, WiFi, BTLE, and 4G LTE. Just like the Tango phone, the tablet will consist of cameras and sensors that give it the ability to map its surroundings.
Now it’s finally here, and we’ve got it all on tape for a first look video of the device. Hit the break for the video below.