Android News 26 April 2014:
- Verizon Released the Android KitKat Update for Galaxy S4
- Huawei Ascend P7 Specs Leaked Ahead of May 7 Event
- Sony Has No Intention Releasing Xperia Z2 via U.S. Carriers
- Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Specs and Launch Date Leaked
1. Verizon Released the Android KitKat Update for Galaxy S4
Well, the time has finally come and Galaxy S4 owners on the most delayed U.S. carrier, Verizon, can now update their device to the latest Android version, KitKat 4.4.2. So, if you’d like to improve the performance of your device, and get some new features including new pre-loaded apps (ISIS Wallet, VZ protects, Verizon Cloud and Audible app), Google Printing framework, SMS to Google Hangouts, and many more improvements go to the “System Update” menu on your device and upgrade it to the latest firmware as you see the update notification.
Check out the source below to see the full list of new features and improvements on the Verizon Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.2.
According to Huawei’s invitations for the May 7th event in Paris, the Ascend P7 will be announced in less than 2 weeks, but @evleaks has some good news for those who are too impatient to wait for the official announcement. According to the famous tipster, the Huawei’s 2014 flagship is expected to features a 5-inch Full HD screen, quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A9 processor (Kirin 910T chipset), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory, 13MP / 8M main and front cameras, and 2,500 mAh battery. @evleaks believes that the Ascend P7 looks like very much to its predecessor, Ascend P6, and the Chinese company has managed to keep the thickness less than 7mm.
3. Sony Has No Intention Releasing Xperia Z2 via U.S. Carriers
if you are one of those who fell in love with the latest Sony’s smartphone, Xperia Z2, and had plans getting one with a carrier contract in the U.S., the bad news is that the Japanese have officially confirmed no U.S. carriers will be offering the phone with contract and the only option to pick a Xperia Z2 in the States is from Sony’s store which is set to offer the handset in the summer. While you have to wait at least 2 months to get an unlocked Xperia Z2 in the U.S., the company has also announced there won’t be any Xperia Z1 Compact release in the near future, either.
So it seems, you just have to fly overseas to get these Sony’s 2014 smartphones.
4. Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Specs and Launch Date Leaked
The Galaxy Core family reportedly is preparing to welcome yet another member to join the already existing 4 members, including the original Galaxy Core, Core Plus and Core Advance.
The newest member is called Galaxy Core 2 and according to a Russian source features a 4.5-inch display with 480x800 pixels or resolutions, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, microSD card support, 5MP / VGA main and front cameras, and 2,000mAh battery. Although the Galaxy Core 2 is a low-end device, it comes running Android KitKat out of the box and it is expected to be priced at about $280 and launched in Russia on May 20 while more markets will follow after that.