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HTC One X+ KitKat update unofficial, Android updates are over

HTC One X+ KitKat update unofficial, Android updates are over

According to the UK office of HTC, the more powerful of the two USA-based HTC One X devices will no longer be receiving Android updates of any kind. This is the HTC One X+, a device which works with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, one available from AT&T, one which will not be seeing KitKat. This comes after a short rumor period in which it was affirmed that HTC’s One X+ would be getting this update - now HTC confirms that this is not true.

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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Review

Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Review

The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition is undoubtedly the most unique form factor in Google's collection of Nexus and Nexus-like devices today. What we've gotten out of it so far is just that - if you're looking for a replacement for a device you've got in your pocket already, something that's just an upgrade from a large smartphone you've had in the past, this isn't it. Instead you've got a device that's massively solid and feels like a whole new generation in in-between greatness.

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HTC details Android update process for KitKat-hungry owners

HTC details Android update process for KitKat-hungry owners

HTC has pulled back the curtain on Android updates, launching a new site detailing each stage of the OS upgrade process in the hope of minimizing complaints about software fragmentation. The new site, promising "transparency", not only shows the status of HTC's current devices and what Android version they're running, but comprehensively details the full rigamarole each new release must go through before it can arrive on owners' phones.

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DROID Android KitKat update hits 2013 line

DROID Android KitKat update hits 2013 line

This week the roll-out to the 2013 line of DROID devices begins with the DROID Ultra, the DROID Maxx, and the DROID Mini. Believe it or not, Motorola appears to have scored updates to the newest wave of Android updates well before some of the more massive devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One (the non-GPE versions), doing it on Verizon no less! If you were surprised that the Verizon version of the Moto X received Android 4.4 KitKat already, you'll be busting out at this push, that's for certain.

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LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition first-impressions

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition first-impressions

This week Google sprang a couple of devices on the public with little to no leaks or warnings, incredibly so, with the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition bringing up the tablet front. This device has landed on SlashGear's review bench this week complete with a standard AOSP build of Android inside, rolling with Android 4.4 KitKat to boot. You'll find this machine working with a cool 8.3-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution up front and a full metal jacket (aluminum, that is) around its back.

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Google Play Edition expands: Sony Z Ultra, LG G Pad 8.3 get pure

Google Play Edition expands: Sony Z Ultra, LG G Pad 8.3 get pure

This week the folks responsible for socking the Google Play store with the latest and greatest in Android devices have added another LG and a brand new Sony device to their ranks. What you'll find is both the massiveness of what was called (earlier this year) the Xperia Z Ultra as well as the LG G Pad 8.3, both of them being released with "Google Play Edition" on their box. These devices will be released in a manner not unlike that of the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4.

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LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition official with AOSP Android

LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition official with AOSP Android

There's a new tablet appearing soon from Google called the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, the first tablet to enter this arena of "Nexus" devices. This isn't the first time a device has been released with a more "pure" version of Android - we've got the Nexus 7 and 10, after all, but it is the first time Google has worked with a manufacturer for a tablet to be released the same way the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Editions where. This machine will otherwise work with the same specifications as the original LG G Pad 8.3, for the most part.

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Moto G Review

Moto G Review

The Moto G is a smartphone the whole tech community has wishing for and waiting on for ages. It's a low-cost smartphone with hardware and software to back up its ability to be a contender in many markets - but more than that, it's also got the backing it needs to succeed. With the power of brand recognition in Motorola and Android and the push for success on a global scale from the manufacturer's parent company Google.

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iOS 7 upgrade rate now over 70% as KitKat sidles into Android OS stats

iOS 7 upgrade rate now over 70% as KitKat sidles into Android OS stats

Apple's iOS 7 continues to outpace iOS 6 in terms of device upgrades, new research has indicated, with more than 70-percent of devices in North America now running the latest platform, as Android 4.4 KitKat makes its tentative first appearance in the Google breakdown charts. iPhone users have been a little more keen to update than their iPad counterparts (74.1-percent versus 63.8-percent) according to Chitika, with the prediction that iOS 7 will "continue to substantially outpace iOS 6 adoption" moving forward.

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