HTC originally told us to expect the update to Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” to arrive on the One some time in January. And then this morning happened. Through the official HTC USA Twitter account, HTC has announced that the Kit Kat update is now rolling out to the unlocked U.S. and developer units. Yes, “now” as in today. (more…)
Motorola is trying its best to win you over, “you” being the tinkerer that you are. Having deployed a Developer Edition program for many of their devices recently, there were a couple of items that owners of participating devices requested to see changed; one being a way to keep warranties intact, and another would be to see factory software images to help return phones back to their out-of-the-box state. Motorola is addressing both of these issues starting today.
A reader of ours was cruising through Samsung’s product registry site recently to input his brand new Galaxy Note 3 and noticed a listing that should grab the attention of the tinkerers in the building. Listed along with the black and white Galaxy Note 3 variants for Big Red was another listing for a Developer Edition with a “Coming Soon!” note attached. We had yet to hear of Samsung’s plans for a developer edition of the new Note 3, but in the past have seen them release phones with unlockable bootloaders sold at full retail prices. Devices like the Note 2 and Galaxy S4 both came in Developer Editions. (more…)
The Moto X Developer Edition that works on Verizon’s network, is now back in stock through Motorola’s online shop. The device still runs $649.99, but that of course gets you an unlockable bootloader, 32GB of storage, and the snazzy two-tone black and white paint job. The first time the VZW variant went live, we saw it sell out within a couple of hours. If you have been waiting for new stock to arrive, now is your chance. Go jump on it.
And if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our first look of the device in the wild, thanks to a reader.
GSM version is available as well.
Cheers Steve and Matt!
There she is, the Verizon Moto X Developer Edition. Orders started shipping a day or so ago and are now arriving on the doorsteps of lucky early adopters. After going live last week through Motorola’s shop at $649, the DE Moto X quickly sold out and has yet to return. If you got an order in early, you are in an elite group. (more…)
HTC told announcement a couple of days ago that we should see an Android 4.3 update for the HTC One Developer Edition before the end of the week. That update is now rolling out to both the Developer Edition and Unlocked variant of the phone here in the U.S. as build 3.22.1540.1. As you can see in the image above, my unlocked version is a part of the rollout. (more…)
After deciding that the Android 4.2.2 update was too minor to worry about here in the States, HTC will go ahead and push Android 4.3 to the HTC One Developer Edition this week. Jason Mackenzie, HTC’s president of global sales, took to Twitter this afternoon to announce the news. The update will include the latest Sense 5 experience, along with a number of Android enhancements (notification toggles for one) that were introduced in 4.2. (more…)