Android 4.4, formula name KitKat, has been strictly released, and new inclination are already shipping with a hotly-anticipated handling system.
But what about a other 900 million or so Android inclination that have been sole to date? Will a phone or inscription you’re carrying be authorised for an upgrade? Here’s a beam to a vital manufacturers, many of that are announcing their KitKat roadmaps today.
As a new Google auxiliary concerned to uncover off a latest and biggest facets of Android, it creates clarity that Moto will be assertive with a ascent plans. Sure enough, it’s also got a clearest skeleton of a vital device manufacturers to date. The Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Moto X, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini will all get upgraded to Android 4.4, nonetheless no central accessibility date has been set. As well, a Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD, and Droid Razr Maxx HD are all listed with a standing of “Future devise entrance soon.” Other phones and their owners will have to be calm with Android chronicle 4.1.2. You can check for updated information by entering your device information on a company’s upgrade website.
The HTC One will accept a KitKat ascent within a subsequent 90 days if you’re a subscriber on one of a 4 vital U.S. carriers. If you’re regulating an unbarred or developer chronicle of a handset, a One will get an refurbish within usually 30 days. HTC hasn’t announced skeleton for any of a other handsets though has betrothed updated information “in a nearby future.”
Pre-Motorola-acquisition inclination including a Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 will all accept a upgrade. The new Nexus 5, launched yesterday, is of march being launched with KitKat installed.
The marketplace personality has announced that a Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition will be upgraded “in a entrance weeks.” The princely Galaxy Nexus, built in partnership with Google, will not be upgraded. Other devices’ ascent skeleton have nonetheless to be announced.
Sony has pronounced usually that it will have ascent news per KitKat subsequent week. While specific inclination have nonetheless to be revealed, Sony does seem to be scheming to announce during slightest a few phones that will get a strike to 4.4, so stay tuned.
LG grown a Nexus 5 for Google, and a stream courtesy seems focused on that launch. Other inclination are expected to be upgraded, including a LG G2, though nothing official has been announced yet.
Devices with comparison chipsets like a Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD, and Droid Bionic will not be updated due to harmony issues with KitKat.
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