As said earlier and again today the Android L is definitely not meant for daily drive as its still a beta. Though the new version of Android came up with some completely redesigned User-Interface of notification drawer, settings, lockscreen, headsup notification and other under the hood tweaks but the bugs in the preview keeps the daily thing away. Don’t know the reason why my favorite game Dots isn’t running on Android L. Is that a bug or because of ART, which is a default runtime in Android L. And the apps I prefer the most the Tasker and Xposed Frameworks are incompatible with the Android L. Tasker may fix the issues prevailed but Xposed Frameworks, the monster may or may not make its way into Android L as it is all set to Dalvik runtime. Most of you guys might have noticed these incompatibility issues with Android L by now.
Have you ever installed Ubuntu, Fedora or any other Linux based operating system alongside windows. At-least Tried? No! No worries here is a step-by-step guide on “How to Install and Run Android 4.4 KitKat alongside Windows ?” and this is way simple than the above operating systems because it is a mobile operating system and doesn’t require any sort of drivers and installations. Just install and run. The OS is just 300mb in size and takes not more 5 min to load into your laptop. If you are overwhelmed with the performance of android with 2 gigs of ram and a quad core processor on your Nexus 4/5/7/10 then how it would be with 6gb ram and Intel i5 processor on laptop? That’s beyond expectations. Everything is smooth, fluid, fast and so reliable in functionality that seems as if you were holding a 15.6 inch tab docked to a keyboard. I can guarantee a complete tablet like experience on PC. One plus thing about this ROM/OS is it is pre-rooted. So you can try all those Xposed modules, Tasker and other without any second thought? So, lets get started.
Google started rolling out yet another kitkat update 4.4.4 to all the nexuses and probably be last. The nexus owners can update to latest version through the OTA but what about those who rooted their device. Even the guys with rooted device will receive the OTA update notification but end up in an unsuccessful reboot. So, for them here is a Step-by-Step Guide on how to manually update to the latest 4.4.4 Kitkat without losing data.
This guide isn’t upto the current version of kitkat but the same can be used for other future updates too and also this is a common guide to all the nexus line of devices. So make a bookmark of this page or add to pocket for future.
By today I hope everyone got your Android 4.4.3 OTA update, If not check now. As Google started rolling the new update for all the nexuses from the midnight of 10th june itself. But what’s new in this update? To be frank, nothing. Expect dialer everthing else are under the hood, fixing various bugs and improving security. Hope those unexpected rebooting of device and other camera bugs are fixed with this update. But here the things remain the same as the only front-facing change that I have noticed so far is the dialer app. Which got a bit of make over. If you are a guy looking forward for UI changes, Customizing Options, Screen Recording, Automation and more. Then don’t expect them from OTA. Just go ahead and root your device and tune it the way you want.
Why should one root their device ?
How many apps you were installing and how many of them seems handy for you all the time. Even for torch people used to download an app when an app could serve the purpose of not only the torch but also the quick panel tiles, notifications clean/pin, gestures and more. Guys, there is completely a different play ground out there not that which every one knows. Yes, there are apps which has the ability to unleash your phones inner abilities and the customization to next new level.
Yesterday Google officially rolled out the 4.4.2 update to all nexuses, But what the hell is new in this latest update as the same old story Google says now with this update kitkat is complete and other bug fixes in which the camera is included.
The nexus 5 UI is far better than the basic kitkat on any other nexus device. Accessing Google now right from the home screen itself is just awesome and you won’t see the same old apps and widget tabs in app drawer and in turn increased the size of the icons and the transparent notification bar just another awesome update that one could find in the Nexus 5 all these are upto User interface and at the back end there might be lot more updates.
Though the Nexus 4 owners had to wait a long time for the OTA update but it is worth waiting because Google today rolled out a bugs free clean OTA for Nexus 4 even the Nexus 5,7 & 10 again received the same to update to fix those bugs.
Those who have not updated their device to KitKat KRT160 will receive the KRT16S update over the air and to those who have already flashed the Factory Image have to Flash this KRT16S manually.