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pt020
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Posted: 2013-11-26 14:39
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On 2013-11-26 13:02:57, tranced wrote:
I've been happy with it. In case you want to go back to JB, download the images for your N7 and flash it to the tablet.


Thank you and I'm happy for you that it works well there
"download the images for your N7 and flash it to the tablet"
I do not understand what you are talking about.... not all of us are good in those things.
I had perfectly working tablet and now it lags and all my tv stations do not work and I am so pissed that I won't buy KitKat anymore.
I always thought that updates were to make something better and not damage something working perfectly well ...
I gave a N7 to my grandma (93) do you think she will be able to fix it?
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Posted: 2013-11-26 15:21
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@pt020

Try doing a factory data reset, it might fix it, I believe there's always something a bit of a hit and miss in android, and it is when updating a major android version. There are times the update works fine and everything is smooth, but there are also times when updating suddenly gives a laggy software, I don't know the exact cause of this, but since then every time I update I always do a factory reset then just reinstall everything to make sure that I got a clean install and all other unneeded files which may cause conflicts are deleted.

Adobe flash support seems to be a problem though, unlike in jellybean you can sideload it, seems kitkat is written differently or the browsers might need an update. Some users on xda say it doesn't work even when sideloaded.

I know they are pushing things to move on to html5, but I also don't like the fact that google dropped flash support too early, there's still a whole lot of sites using it and it is still pretty much mainstream.
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Posted: 2013-11-29 23:33
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HTC One unlocked and dev edition now getting Android 4.4 and Sense 5.5

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Incredible work by Htc.
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Posted: 2013-11-30 11:01
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Now that is fast work by HTC

I've got kitkat on my nexus 7 2012 and it is very smooth but I think it's a bit power hungry compared to 4.3
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Posted: 2013-11-30 21:37
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On 2013-11-29 23:33:41, Tsepz_GP wrote:
HTC One unlocked and dev edition now getting Android 4.4 and Sense 5.5

PhoneArena

Incredible work by Htc.
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Posted: 2013-12-01 02:20
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It really is a good phone. no 4.4 for me yet.
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Posted: 2013-12-10 15:01
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4.4.2 announced and rolling
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Posted: 2014-01-13 10:28
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Seems Samsung had begun rolling out Android4.4.2 for the Galaxy Note 3 earlier than expected

Android 4.4.2 KitKat rolling out to Galaxy Note 3
"Surprise, surprise! It looks like Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 4.4.2 update for the Galaxy Note 3 earlier than expected! The update seems to have begun rolling out in Poland via Kies for the Snapdragon (quad-core variant), and while we haven’t received confirmation yet, it should be making its way to devices over the air as well. The build number of the update N9005XXUENA6, same as the firmware that we leaked over the weekend, so it looks like Samsung deemed it stable enough to make it official.

As always, it will be a few days or weeks before the update reaches all regions and users. "

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Galaxy S4 already has a leaked 4.4.2, so official build shouldn't be far off either
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Posted: 2014-01-22 10:20
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Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 KitKat updates coming late March

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Posted: 2014-01-26 18:45
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My S3 is still stuck on 4.1.2 courtesy of branded firmware. Seriously thinking of flashing it.
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Posted: 2014-01-26 19:20
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On 2014-01-26 18:45:01, etaab wrote:
My S3 is still stuck on 4.1.2 courtesy of branded firmware. Seriously thinking of flashing it.



Very odd, is it branded? Almost everyday on SamMobiles Firmware live feed I see multiple GS3 Android4.3 FWs for both I9300 and I9305, they've had around two to three Android4.3 revisions and are expected to get 4.4.2 KitKat around March.


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Have you tried both OTA and Samsung Kies on PC or MAC?
To get the MK9 FW on my GS4 I had to use Kies on my iMac as the OTA rollout clogged up Samsung servers.
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Posted: 2014-01-27 23:08
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Yeah I tried both.

My S3 has a Three branded start up screen and a Three app I cannot uninstall. It also has a different firmware label to my girlfriends unbranded S3.

I would probably just install an unbranded firmware, but I have too many apps, settings and files on the phone to have time to back them up and flash the phone. I'll be upgrading this year to a new phone at some point im sure so im not too bothered. Plus my S3 is very stable with little to no issues, so I don't feel im missing out on much.
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Posted: 2014-02-05 10:01
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Sony ends support for 2012 Xperia phones but Xperia T, TX and V
"Sony has begun updating its support pages for the Xperia smartphones released in the year 2012. All of those pages list Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the smartphones "latest and final version".
There are only three droids from this lineup, which fate is still uncertain - the Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V. Sony says their KitKat update is "under investigation". So there is still hope for those three, but given the fate of their siblings chances aren't too great.


The 2012 Xperia phones to be left stuck forever on Ice Cream Sandwich are: Xperia U, Xperia tipo (and tipo dual), Xperia sola, Xperia miro, and Xperia arc S. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be the last for Xperia SL, Xperia ion, Xperia acro S, Xperia J, Xperia go, Xperia S, and Xperia P.


We'll be keeping our fingers crossed for all Xperia T, TX and V owners. We guess the rest should turn to some third-party developers for newer Android releases."

http://is.gd/zofCGl


EDIT:

I just realised the Xperia S and Acro S, both 2012 flagships (released in the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 era) only got as far as Android4.1 Jellybean, that is just as far as the 2011 Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note got, despite the GS2 and Note being a year older they got just as far
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Posted: 2014-02-05 10:26
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What's so surprising ?

Xperia S and Acro S were 1 year late to the market and competed against GS2 in reality and not GS3

And the only reason why Xperia S/Ion/Acro S/ any other device running Qualcomm S3 from any brand didn't go beyond 4.1 is Qualcomm stopped driver support for S3 chipset beyond Android 4.1
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Posted: 2014-02-05 11:00
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Lol, so that admission comes ONLY now? I said it many times in 2012 that the Xperia S was more a GS2 competitor yet many of you labeled me a troll for that gotta love this forum!

Well I hope for the sake of many that the Xperia T, TX and V go to 4.4.
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