Android News 21 April 2014:
- One of Google’s Apps Suggests Android 4.4.3 Getting Closer
- Sony Is Giving Away a Free Xperia Z1 Compact and SmartBand SWE10
- Google To Compensate For Those Who Bought the Virus Shield App
1. One of Google’s Apps Suggests Android 4.4.3 Getting Closer
We all know it is just a matter of time before Google officially announces the latest version of its Mobile OS, Android 4.4.3. For now Sprint has announced Android 4.4.3 update for the Nexus 5 (the reference to the update was removed by Sprint, though) and the Bluetooth SIG page has referenced Android 4.4.3 for the Google Play Edition of Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
The latest reference is about one of Google’s applications, Google Edu Device Setup, which was updated on April 16 to support Android 4.4.3.
Since the reports and leaks regarding the topic are surfacing more and more these days, we believe Android 4.4.3 will be coming soon and like always Nexus devices followed by GPE devices will be the first on the list to receive the update.
About the expected features of Android 4.4.3, since it is just a minor update you should just expect some bug fixes and overall performance enhancements.
2. Sony Is Giving Away a Free Xperia Z1 Compact and SmartBand SWE10
The Japanese manufacturer has posted a video, via a Facebook app, and asks you to view the video and specify when mythical creature first appears on the video. What you get in return? Well, you’ll get a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact along with a Sony SmartBand SWR10, if you are the one and only lucky winner of this simple competition.
Read: Sony Xperia Z1 Features and Specifications
All you have to do is opening the mentioned Facebook page in the source, view the video, specify the time the creature appears on the screen, and wait to be notified via Email as the winner.
You only have until April 24th to enter the completion, and the lucky winner will be announced between April 28 and May 2.
3. Google To Compensate For Those Who Bought the Virus Shield App
Remember the “Virus Shield” app which was supposed to remove all the viruses and threats from your Android device upon 1 simple click? And it managed to reach top paid apps on Google Play and reached the 10,000 downloads millstones at the cost of $3.99 per purchase.
Well, the application turned out to be a fraud and today Google announced that they will be issuing for a complete refund as well as a $5 Play Store credit for those who have already purchased the Virus Shield app.
So, if you are one of the 10,000 people who paid $3.99 for a complete useless/scam application, wait for the Google’s email to get a refund as well a $5 promotional credit.