15 posts and columns on software update
Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners are in for a sweet treat today. Google announced this morning that it has begun rolling out the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, to the tablets. But the software is only bound for the Wi-Fi models for now. Google says the cellular Nexus 4 and 7 will get the update “soon.” Revealed last month, KitKat offers several new features, including a more immersive design and a revamped phone app.
News ByteSamsung Galaxy Note is set to receive an update that will bring Android Jelly Bean to the phablet. In addition to the latest Android software, the upcoming Premium Suite adds such features found on the newer Galaxy Note II as multi-window support and a pop-up video player. Samsung said on its Web site that the update would be available globally in the second quarter of 2013, but specific timing would vary by market and carrier. The Galaxy Note is currently available from AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.
News Byteannounced today that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is headed to the Samsung Galaxy S III starting tomorrow. The carrier will push the update wirelessly to customers in batches, but if you can’t wait, you’ll also be able to download it manually within the next week. Along with the new features of Jelly Bean, the software adds world roaming capabilities, camera enhancements and support for the ISIS mobile payment system.
News ByteAs promised, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is making its way to Samsung Galaxy S III devices, and it’s AT&T’s turn. The software is available now, and brings such enhancements as support for Google Now, more detailed notifications, and camera improvements. The update isn’t being pushed out over the air. Instead, you’ll have to use Samsung’s Kies desktop application. AT&T did not immediately respond to an inquiry about when the Galaxy S III might receive Android 4.2, which is now shipping on the Nexus 4.