I'll skip the crappy tasting American chocolate!
I've set up my Nexus 4 to not accept OTA updates. I'm much happier with the non-cloudy stuff in Jelly Bean and the SMS app that hasn't been crapped on.
Google has begun to roll out version 4.4 of its Android KitKat software to Google Play editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. These special editions of the phone use the same hardware as other versions, but do away with the extra proprietary tweaks added by manufacturers. Kitkat has also been made available for the …
All our Nexus-4 phones upgraded to Kit-Kat this week and it's a big improvement in speed, battery life and appearance but staying up to date is a big reason to go with these phones. I love the absence of all those crappy little up-sell "improvements" appear on every other phone.
Some issues with EAS accounts were fixed by a mail-server upgrade, it seems that MSFT changed their documentation to include a small clause that if the device sends '0', treat it as 512. This code made it into the 4.4 client but of course mail-servers take a little longer to update.
"Galaxy Nexus, which first launched two years ago, falls outside of the 18-month update window when Google and others traditionally update devices."
Well much as I hate to say anything good about Apple my ipad 2 from 6 months earlier got iOS7. So those 'others' doesn't appear to include Apple?
Like the look of the new Nexus, but have had second thoughts. I'd kind of assumed that Nexus phones would get updates for a reasonable period but I want a phone that will get upgrades for longer than 18 months. Not sure what happens if there is another big security hole - I assume we'll still get 4.3 updates for that?
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