Sony Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat Rolling Out! More than 15 Improvements Added

 

Sony Xperia Z1, Z Ultra, Z1 Compact Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat Rolling Out! More than 15 Improvements Added

Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Z1 Compact and Z1 have got their Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update which enhances the apps of the systems along with stability, higher battery performance and camera

Sony Xperia Z1 Kikat Update

The build number of 14.3.A.0.681 Android 4.4.2 Kitkat seeds live for Xperia Z1. It comes with great enhancement on the email app, themes, camera app, launcher, user interface, wallpaper and more.

ü  Improvised email app

ü  Enhanced camera app with camera tuning experience

ü  Intuitive and customised status bar with Quick Setup

ü  Camera resolution -15.5MP with 16:9 ratio

ü  Enhanced Sony media apps

ü  Alters over all Sony native applications

ü  Similar live wallpaper and launch animation like PS4 for home screen and lock screen

ü  Enhanced user interface

ü  Screenshot with power button

ü  Answering machine allowed

ü  Quick downloading speed on Play Memories and Sony Entertainment Network

ü  Battery icon redesigned

ü  Alternative switch of messaging application between hangout and stock

ü  Battery life enhanced

ü  Transparent status bar

ü  Calendar application improvised

ü  Touch block for small apps

ü  Stability and performance advancements

Sony Xperia Z Ultra KitKat Update

Sony Xperia Z Ultra will receive live update of Android Kitkat v 4.4.2 with a 14.3.A.0.681 build version. It is available across the European nations.

ü  Advancement of the email app

ü  Tuned camera app

ü  Better customised status bar and Quick Setup

ü  Alerts on all Sony media and native apps

ü  Sony PS4 similar live wallpaper and launch animation on home screen and lock screen

ü  Enhanced UI and good download speed on Play Memories and Sony Entertainment Network.

ü  Modified Calendar app

ü  Small App supporting touch block feature

ü  Easy swapping between Quick Setting and notifications

ü  In-built answer machine support

ü  Transparent status bar

ü  Revamped battery sign

ü  Screenshot supported by power key

ü  Home launcher included

ü  Better battery life

ü  Stock message and hangout default option

ü  Performance and stability upgrade

 

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact KitKat Update

Sony Xperia Z1 comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat comes with a build of 14.3.A.0.681 version and kernel v3.4

ü  Sony native and media applications update

ü  Camera app enhancements

ü  PS4 based home screen and lock screen live wallpaper and launch animation

ü  Advanced quick settings and status bar

ü  Answering machine supported

ü  Screen shot option on power key

ü  Answer machine supported

ü  Innovative battery icon

ü  New calendar application

ü  Small app support touch block

ü  Transparent status bar

ü  Swap options between stock or hangout

ü  Performance and stability enhancements

ü  Better battery life

ü  Quicker download speed and better interface for Play Memories and Sony Entertainment Network

ü  Swap Quick Setting and notifications

 

 
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HTC One Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update: Here is How to Do After US Delay

The 4.4 KitKat update from Android for Sprint HTC one already started a fortnight ago and this was followed by the KitKat update for the Verizon HTC oneThe 4.4 KitKat update from Android for Sprint HTC one already started a fortnight ago and this was followed by the KitKat update for the Verizon HTC one. It is no secret that several US network carriers have experienced several delays for OS updates for the HTC One, the handset maker has said that rest of the mobile networks shall be receiving the 4.4 Android update for HTC One by this week itself.

 HTC also conducted ‘ Ask Me Almost Anything’ debate on Redditfew days ago. Product Manager Leigh Momii, Executive Director of Product Management Mohammed Versi and Vice President Product Management Martin Fichter answered several questions related to the North American domain of the manufacturer. The top executives did not answer questions related to upcoming hardware and support issues while they did throw light on some questions surrounding the  4.4 KitKat Android update for many of HTC’s devices, like the marquee HTC One. The Verizon and the Sprint HTC One models have began receiving the 4.4 Android update and the AT&T and T-Mobile HTC One models are still to receive the update.

As evident from Verizon and Sprint, this update will be the much latest and up-to-date version of the OS from the search giant. The 4.4.2 Android KitKat is being rolled out after all necessary patches and fixes. HTC also is incorporating some advanced UI features along with Sense 5.5 and fixing some bugs for the device. Needless to say, one can expect a planned rollout after T-Mobile and AT&T have everything to start with.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware: This is How to Install?

1175515_520929347989676_759599250_nThe Third party providers are ahead in releasing Android 4.4 Kitkat on the Galaxy series. Off lately, Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM was released on GS3 Mini on CyanogenMod 11.

 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Galaxy S3 Mini

The developers of CyanogenMod 11 made the update from Android 4.4 to Android 4.4.2 customised ROM for GS3 Mini with the changes mentioned below:

  • ·         GPS and A- GPS
  • ·         Sensors and Compass
  • ·         2D/ 3D acceleration of hardware
  • ·         Wi-Fi  as well as Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and LE
  • ·         Glonass Navigation
  • ·         Processor sleep mode
  • ·         Native tethering
  • ·         High Quality YouTube
  • ·         CyanogenMod 11 services
  • ·         Offline charging
  • ·         No 1GHz bug
  • ·         Camera and video streaming
  • ·         WI-FI Direct
  • ·         Kernel Version 3.0.101

 

Requisitions

  1. 1.      GT – I8190 Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
  2. 2.      Go for manual backup of your private details, files and settings
  3. 3.      Ensure battery is more than 50%
  4. 4.      Root the device and launch Clockwork Mod customised recovery
  5. 5.      Allow USB debugging mode. Go for Settings > Applications > Development as well as USB Debugging
  6. 6.      Download and launch the USB driver for S3 Mini on the system
  7. 7.      Download CyanogenMod 11 and apps package of Google on the computer

 Instructions

  1. 1.      Connect the device with the computer via USB cable.
  2. 2.      Copy the Google Apps pack and Cyanogen Mod 11 to SD card of the device
  3. 3.      Remove the phone and switch it off
  4. 4.      Reboot it in the recovery mode by pressing Volume up + power + home, till Samsung logo comes
  5. 5.      In the recovery mode, make Android backup and choose backup and restore. You can restore the saved ROM anytime.
  6. 6.      Make a full wipe on the phone. Select wipe data and factory reset, wipe cache and choose advanced > wipe Dalvik cache
  7. 7.      Install the Cyanogen Mod 11 from the install zip of SD card and select zip from SD card, select firmware and choose installation.
  8. 8.      After the installation reboot the system
  9. 9.      The phone will reboot and take around 5 minutes to start

 

Now your device runs on the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat with the Cyanogen Mod11 customised ROM

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