Verizon’s Kit Kat Update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is Live

Yesterday, Verizon approved the Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” update for its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Today, that update has gone live and is available for download.

The update is build VRUFND7 and jumps the phone up to Android 4.4.2. It includes Samsung KNOX 2.0, restyled notification bar, the option to choose a default SMS app, emoji, a new keyboard, and all sorts of bug fixes. You can see the full details here(more…)

Did Google Really Tease Android 5.0 in These Screenshots?

The screenshots including above may look like Google is sharing info on how you can keep up with the World Cup through Google Now. And you know what? They are. But, there is something else that the hypebeasts in the building will have a field day with, and that’s the clock. What does “5:00″ in a series of screenshots have to do with anything? Well, if you have been following the Android game at all over the years, quite a bit actually. Is it a hint at Android 5.0? Maybe.  (more…)

Verizon Galaxy Note 2 Gets Kit Kat!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon is receiving Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2)! If you can believe it, after the extremely long waiting period that plagued the VZW Note 3’s Kit Kat, today’s update actually brings the 4.4 love to Verizon’s Note 2 before both AT&T and T-Mobile variants.

The update adds support for Samsung KNOX 2.0, which includes features like Dual Persona, real time kernel protection, VPN framework, and a universal MDM client.  (more…)

Android Distribution Updated for June 2014 – Kit Kat Jumps to Almost 14%

Google updated their Android distribution numbers today, showing a big jump for Kit Kat (Android 4.4+) to 13.6%, up from the 8.5% we saw in May. Jelly Bean, on the other hand, saw a drop to 58.4% from 60.8%. The rest of the older Android builds fell as well, like Ice Cream Sandwich which now sits at 12.3%, Gingerbread at 14.9%, and Froyo at 0.8%.

Honeycomb is now no longer listed. Throw your bad self a party, 3.0.

And that’s that.  (more…)

People Also Sees Much-needed Polish in Android 4.4.3

We are still digging through Android 4.4.3, looking for major changes to talk about, like the newly re-skinned dialer that we already showed you. Unfortunately, the update is starting to look as minor as expected, so we aren’t finding much much else in terms of up-front overhauls to give you a look at. The People app did receive some much-needed love, though, making it look a lot more like Gmail and a lot less drab.  (more…)

Fresh New Dialer Arrives in Android 4.4.3

Android 4.4.3 is going to slowly rollout over the next couple of days, now that the update has hit AOSP and the factory images have been released. As that happens and more people get their hands on the new goodness, we will undoubtedly find subtle changes here and there that Google has tossed in. The first that we are noticing is a brand new skinned dialer that carries a much lighter theme than we saw in builds below 4.4.3.  (more…)

T-Mobile Says Android 4.4.3 is Coming to the Nexus 5 Today (Updated: Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 Too)

According to T-Mobile support, the Nexus 5 will receive an update to Android 4.4.3 starting today. The update includes “security enhancements” and “various bug fixes.” The build number is KTU84M. And that is about all we know.

The Android 4.4.3 update has seemingly been in the works for a few months, with supposed rollout said to happen “at any minute” a couple of times.

Update:  T-Mobile says the Nexus 7 (2013) is getting Android 4.4.3 today as well, build KTU84L. Cheers BiggiePhat!

Update 2:  Nexus 4 now added to the list.

Is today finally the day?  (more…)