Android News 02 February 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- HTC’s New Flagships to be Called HTC One 2 with Dual-SIM Support
- Sprint Releases Android 4.4 KitKat for HTC One
- Huawei to Announce MediaPad X1 7.0 with Full HD Display
1. HTC’s New Flagships to be Called HTC One 2 with Dual-SIM Support
Although most of the specifications of HTC’s new flagship have been leaked and confirmed by several reports, there are still some doubts about the name of this new device. HTC One 2, HTC M8, and HTC One+ are the 3 names suggested for the HTC One’s successor, and if we trust the French government website, the new device will be called HTC One 2 and its Dual-SIM support version will be called HTC One 2 Dual SIM.
2. Sprint Releases Android 4.4 KitKat for HTC One
While HTC America couldn’t meet its 90-day promise to release Android KitKat for HTC One in U.S. and Canada, some reports from Sprint customers suggest the update is available to download on their handsets from the System Update menu. So, if you are a Sprint customers and own a HTC One, make sure to go to Settings > About > System Update and manually check for the new update.
The firmware of your devices must be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 5.5 after downloading and installing the update.
3. Huawei to Announce MediaPad X1 7.0 with Full HD Display
When speaking of a 7inch Android tablet with full HD display and affordable price, everyone thinks of Nexus 7 2013 and Kindle Fire HDX which both are among the best Android tablets out there. But according to some reports, which started in early 2014, Huawei is going to introduce a 7-inch tablet with 1200 x 1920 pixels of resolutions as the alternative to the mentioned Android tablets.
According to German source, the new Huawei’s tablet will be named Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 and other than a Full HD display, it features a a Huawei-made 1.6GHz quad-core HiSilicon 910 processor, 2GB of RAM, LTE supports, 5MP/1.3MP Rear and Front cameras and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The 239 grams tablet is expected to be priced under $200 (or at least if it wants to compete with Nexus 7 or Kindle tablets, it must be in this price range), and there are no details about the availability and date of release.
Source (in German)