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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra has finally got the brand new features unlocked with its operating system being upgraded to Kit Kat. Sony has been working out to incorporate new genes in this new Kit Kat OS which will upgrade both its looks as well as features. This is best for the people who have lived long on Jelly Bean with this Smartphone; finally they have got something new to feel in their hands. The Kit Kat update has came with new improvements and the optimized user interface. The status bar has been renovated and quick settings panel has been made more functional.

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Now instead of getting every messy notification before your eyes, you will get only the needy ones and the ones you want to see. The animations and live wallpapers have been clearly redefined and mimicked from Sony’s own Play Station4. The inbuilt sony owned applications for entertainment and security have also been updated which include MyXperia, Smart connect, Track ID, Sony Select and many more. The multimedia applications from Sony like WALKMAN have been upgraded to better UI and improved Sony cloud integration to get full Sony experience of music and movies. The highly popular Sony skin packs/ themes with more than 280 styles called Xperia Themes has also been included in this update. Besides these update one of the major update is adding compatibility of Sony wearable which include Smart band SWR8 and Life log app on Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. The update of Kit Kat isn’t just the mere update of Kit Kat.

It’s also the update of Sony’s own user interface and integration. Sony has given the higher version of applications which come pre installed in Sony Smartphone’s, Sony has added integration with their own wearable which clearly signifies that this isn’t just the work of Android. This is Sony technology and Android Technology mix up team work which has improved the Smartphone interface and usability to this extent.. The one more essential rather interesting update made by Sony is the ability of moving application’s to SD card via settings. Knowing the day to day sophistication and increasing size of apps and games has influenced Sony to make this feature available for their Smartphone. Looking at the extent of modification, it can be stated that Sony has completely rehabilitated their operating System with the all new moves and shapes.

From a small application to a huge integration everything has been updated and every corner of this Smartphone looks newer, sharper, stronger and crispier. And we can also say that this is a giant update made by Sony so far in their UI as well as performance. Now let’s see when this upgrading will be done to rest of the Sony Smartphone’s.

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Here is great news for Xperia L users, no longer have to rely on using old school Jellybean OS while the whole world tastes Kit Kat, you can manually upgrade your Smartphone operating system from jellybean to Kit Kat by following our simple tutorial. This custom ROM for Sony Xperia L is unofficial because officially this Smartphone is upgradable up to Jelly bean 4.4.2 only. Let’s first know your Smartphone before starting our operation on it. This Smartphone is a greatly featured Smartphone housing a 4.3inch screen, 8MP primary camera, Jelly bean OS, 8 GB internal storage + 1GB RAM. This Smartphone is backed with 1750mAh battery giving almost 9hours of talk time. All these features clearly signify that this Smartphone has got every feature fixed rightly without any shortcoming and most importantly rightly priced. For installing custom ROM the most important thing is that your Smartphone should be rooted and rooting is nowadays an easy process. Just install z4root application on your Smartphone and root it. But installing custom ROM needs good amount of exposure and attention. Now let’s begin the process.

Sony Xperia L

Warnings/ Precautions:

1. We are not responsible for any potential damage caused to your Smartphone via this process. Your little negligence can result in complete bricked condition of your Smartphone.

2. Keep all your essential data backed up because during this process your personal data is likely to get wiped out.

Downloads Needed:

1. Download and set up Android SDK and install ADB and Fast boot drivers.

2. Omni Custom ROM for Xperia L.

For Omni custom ROM you will have to download three files which are system.img, boot.img and userdata.img. After downloading these 3 files keep them in Fast boot folder created already in your C Drive.

Steps:

1. Send off your device into boot loader mode by firstly switching off your Smartphone and then simultaneously pressing power button and volume down button.

2. Now plug in your Smartphone to your PC via original USB cable where you have already prepared SDK setup as advised.

3. Now jump into the fast boot folder and start up command prompt from there by pressing and holding Shift key and mouse right button and select open command window from the sub menu prompted up.

4. In command prompt which we opened now, write down these set of commands.

Fastboot flash system system.img

Fastboot flash boot boot.img

Fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

Fastboot reboot

5. After successful entry off these commands, your Xperia L will get rebooted and all your data will be wiped out. Now wait for your device to load up with the all new Android Kit Kat 4.4. It might take a little extra time to do so. Now you’re done.

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Xolo recently announced its two new Smartphone’s in two different budget segments. Xolo Play 6X-1000 has been released for high end market with price tag of around 14000Rs where as Xolo Q500s has been unveiled to tackle the mid range market priced around Rs 5000. Both the Smartphone’s have been priced at attractive rates. Let’s check whether they are worth the money you spend or not.

Xolo - The next level

Xolo Play 6X-1000: This Smartphone is a next generation speedy Smartphone at this range with a hexa core processor. It flaunts a 5inch large display with 720p resolution an runs on a hexacore Mediatek’s Cortex A7 processor clocked at a lightning fast speed of 1.5GHz quite enough for the Smartphone under this price tag. A Mali 450 GPU is also added for enhancing the graphics of this Smartphone. This monstrous processor has been rightly united with 2GB of RAM to exploit the power of 6 cores flawlessly. Besides the best processing combination it has also got an 8MP primary camera with auto focus and is capable of recording 1080p videos. 8GB of internal storage is also present. To run this beast, it has been provided with 2100mAh battery which can rightly give you a good day of usage. The network and connectivity features are same as other Smartphone of this range. It is compatible with 2G, 3G networks and is granted with Bluetooth v4.0, WIFI and GPS. This Smartphone will be soon available in stores and is currently available on eBay and will be available in colour options of black and white to choose from.

Xolo Q500s: This mid ranger features a 4.0inch WVGA IPS display. It operates on Quad core 1.3GHz Mediatek’s cortex A7 processor along with Mali 400 GPU. This high speed processor has been coupled with a 512MB RAM which is just an average RAM specification at this price. However, the processor speed is up to the mark. It houses a 5MP primary camera which is also capable of recording 1080p videos. A 4GB of internal storage is present which is expandable via micro SD card. 2G and 3G networks are supported by this Smartphone and connectivity options include WIFI, Bluetooth v3.0 and GPS. This Smartphone is packed with a 1500mAh of average battery backup.

Both these Smartphone’s are launched with Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 operating System and they have expectedly arrived to compete Moto E and Unite 2 which were recently released under low range Kit Kat Smartphone’s. The Xolo Play 6X 1000 has got the specs to win the heart of customers and can give Xolo a good kick start in Kit Kat range of Smartphone’s. But it is also noticeable that except a bit of extra speed achieved via Quad core processor is the only show off thing for Xolo Q500s while the rest of the features are expectedly average just like the Smartphone’s produced by other developers. Xolo Play 6X 1000 can be regarded as the worth for money Smartphone but for Xolo Q500s we can say that it is also a good one but the identical range from different developers must be taken into account before carting it.

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Android 4.4 KitKat is now latest obsession in Android smartphone users. Only problem with Android smartphone users are OS keeps on updating which results in disappointment in the users who are using old Android version. Android new OS version is not available for all smartphone which is another drawback. Google has unveiled the new release of its OS and we will let you know which smartphone is going to get 4.4 Android KitKat. Not every device will get updates at a time, but as per the schedule made by Android we will update you with the devices about to get latest update from Android.

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Mostly AT&T and T-Mobile models phone will get update and then other carrier phone will get an update. Even Droid phones of Motorola to get latest Android updates. Android KitKat will come with many improvement and optimizations in platform and its core apps. Most of the Android device is running on 512MB RAM and this OS will run smoothly with low resources. Android KitKat will hit top-shelf phones first for this update and then followed by others and here are the list of the phone which are going to get 4.4 KitKat update.

Samsung
Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition phone is already updated with Android 4.4 KitKat
Galaxy S4 – update will commence soon after AT&T and T-Mobile gets update
Galaxy Note 3 – update will commence soon
Galaxy S III – about to get update in March/April 2014
Galaxy Note II – about to get update in March/April 2014
Galaxy S4 mini – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy S4 Active – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy S4 Zoom - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy S III - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy S III mini - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Mega - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Light - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Note 8.0 - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Tab 3 – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Note 10.1 - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Galaxy Note 10.1 latest edition - update is confirmed but date is not specified

Sony
Sony Xperia Z1 – phone will get update in February
Sony Xperia Z Ultra – phone will get update in February
Sony Xperia Z- update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia ZL – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia Z tablet – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia SP – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia ZR – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia T – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia TX – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Sony Xperia V – investigating update possibility

HTC
HTC One – update will commence soon after AT&T and T-Mobile gets update
HTC One mini – update will commence soon
HTC One max – update is confirmed but date is not specified
HTC One Google Play Edition – updated
HTC Droid DNA – update is confirmed by end of Q1 2014

Motorola
Moto X – updated
Moto G – updated
Motorola DROID Ultra – update will commence soon
Motorola DROID Maxx – update will commence soon
Motorola DROID Mini – update will commence soon
Motorola DROID RAZR M – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Motorola DROID RAZR HD – update is confirmed but date is not specified
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Motorola Atrix HD - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Motorola Electrify M - update is confirmed but date is not specified
Motorola Razr i – update is confirmed but date is not specified

LG
LG G2 – update will commence soon (US carriers still not confirmed)
LG G Flex – rumored to get KitKat
LG Optimus G Pro – update is rumored
LG Optimus G - update is rumored
LG G Pro Lite - update is rumored
LG Optimus L9 II - update is rumored
LG Optimus Vu II – update is rumored
LG Optimus Vu III - update is rumored
LG Optimus F7 – update is rumored
LG Optimus F6 – update is rumored
LG Optimus F3 - update is rumored
LG G Pad 8.3 - update is rumored

Asus
Asus Padfone 2 – update is confirmed by end of Q2 2014
Asus Padfone Infinity – update is confirmed by end of Q2 2014
Asus Padfone A80 – update is confirmed by end of Q2 2014
Asus New Padfone Infinity – update is confirmed by end of Q3 2014
Nexus Devices
Nexus 4 – already updated
Nexus 7 – updated last year itself
Nexus 10 – updated last year itself

All these devices are listed by Google to get Android sooner or later this year. Check out with your handset model and check with the updates available for your phone. If you are Nexus users then you are already updated so check with software updates and work with new Android OS. If Google lists other device for updates we will update that here as soon as possible.

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Android 4.4.3 KitKat is next upcoming update version from Google. Developer LlabTooFeR has confirmed this from a post on twitter. It says that Android 4.4.3 update is under development. Google has not given any information for release date, we cannot comment anything on its release date. Other than this, if you check log file then you will also find Nexus 5 running the update.

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Currently Nexus 5 is facing problem with its camera and battery and so it is expected that Android 4.4.3 kitkat update will fix this issue. Other than this, we cannot say what else we will get to see. There are many background applications running in device like Skype and that interrupt camera app service by accessing it from its background service. Such access to camera app leads to overall system lag and reduced battery-life. Primary solution for it was to uninstall third party applications and reboot the phone. Earlier, Google released Android 4.4.1 update to solve this problem but it failed to do so. Till now, we just have Nexus 5 in update list. There is no information that if update will be available for other devices as well. If we check the last KitKat software version KOT49H (Android 4.4.2) then it was released only for a few devices that includes Nexus tablets and smartphones.

Apart from this, there is also rumored news that Android 4.5 will be unveiled by this summer with a few new nexus devices. HTC is also planning to release their next Nexus tablet by the end of third quarter of 2014. These all are rumored news and so we cannot be 100% sure for these.

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra and HTC Butterfly S are two famous devices in smartphone world and now these two are getting Android 4.4 KitKat update. Android 4.4 KitKat is latest OS version from Andoroid. Sony has recently rolled out the official KitKat update for their Xperia Z Ultra phablet. This update is available Over-The-Air (OTA) and C6833 LTE model in Hong Kong is first device to get Android 4.4 KitKat update in Hong Kong. Currently update is available with OTA but it is expected that they will make it available through PC Companion as soon as possible.

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They have released firmware update in Hong Kong but we wish that it will be available in other markets soon. Other than Sony Xperia Z Ultra, HTC has also started rolling Android 4.4 KitKat update for their Butterfly S. HTC Butterfly S has already got Android 4.3 KitKat firmware update along with Sense UT 5.5. This update was made in January but HTC is continuously working on KitKat firmware and they have released latest Android OS update.

Latest Android update will bring many enhancements which include Cloud Print Service, Security enhancements, new Bluetooth profiles but Adobe Flash player support for default web browser will be removed. Removing Flash player support from its default browser is very obvious as Android no longer supports Flash Player. Total size for firmware update is 740 MB. It will be better for you to do update with strong WiFi connection to avoid any interrupt in update.

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Recently, HTC One KitKat OTA update started rolling in UK but soon there were many users who started reporting some undesirable behavior after Android 4.4 KitKat update for HTC One. Company concluded that there is some fault with update and so they have suspended their OTA update temporarily. HTC One KitKat update was out on 24th February and soon after that they started getting issues. It is quite strange that problem comes into highlight now or company takes a long time to react on this issue.

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Here is the statement by HTC. “We are aware that a limited number of HTC users are experiencing difficulties with the KitKat update. As a result, all FOTA updates have been temporarily suspended. HTC is committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience and we are working hard to resolve the issue quickly.”

This issue seems to be limited in US region as they have not cancelled OTS updates on other areas. HTC is now aware of the issue and they have responded on same. So we can consider that they are working on it and will release some solution for it soon. By that time, please post your experience after the update and what problems do you faced with it.

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There is very good news for all users with PadFone lineup devices as they can update their devices with KitKat. According to Asus they are planing to upgrade some of their PadFone lineup devices with Android 4.4 KitKat. This update will bring performance boost and latest Android operating system to your phone, it will also install Asus Zen UI in your phone. They have not given exact date for updates to be rolled out.

Asus Padfone E

Asus PadFone which are going to get Android 4.4 KitKat update with Zen UI are Padfone Infinity which is also known as PadFone A80, Infinity 2 and PadFone 2. We are not sure about other PadFone devices that whether those will be updated or not. We wish that Asus will also bring update for their mini PadFones. Update is not yet out and so we can see some other smartphones in Asus’s update list.

Asus is currently working on Android 4.4 KitKat update for Padfone Infinity, Infinity 2 and PadFone 2. Update will be available by second quarter this year for PadFone 2 and PadFone Infinity but Infinity 2 users will have to wait more for update as it will be available in third quarter. We wish that Asus will throw more lights on KiKat update soon.

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