Android 4.4 KitKat updates coming for Padfone

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kitkat4.4The ASUS Padfone is one of the more interesting devices on the mobile market these days as it allows for a consumer to have a smartphone and a tablet that is powered by that same smartphone.  Essentially, the tablet would be a larger display with extra battery power for the smartphone.  The device is quite unique on the market and according to the latest reports, the device will be getting updated to the Android 4.4 KitKat software at some point.  The list of Android 4.4 KitKat devices is short, but it is nice to see the ASUS Padfone on it.

The Padfone is going to join the likes of the Nexus branded devices, as well as the Moto G and the Moto X very shortly.  ASUS confirmed this week that the PadFone 2, PadFone Infinity, PadFone A80 and the New PadFone Infinity will be upgraded to the Android 4.4 KitKat software at some point.  The company said that the updates will include the latest version of the ZenUI as well.  The ZenUI was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show this year and can also be found on the ZenFone models revealed there as well.

ASUS delivered a roadmap for the devices as to when they can be expected to see the download.  The PadFone 2 will be coming around the end of the second quarter this year, the PadFone Infinity will be in Asia and Russia around the same time, with the European PadFone A80 coming to that region as well.  The New PadFone Infinity will be planned for the update within the third quarter of this year, according to what ASUS has announced.  It is good to see all companies embracing the new Android software and at least trying to get updates to all the devices.

Just because ASUS is planning to have these devices updated, does not mean that they will all be updated, or on time.  Sometimes, companies run into issues when sending out new software and things are changed along with way, HTC knows about this very well.  Just like HTC, ASUS has decided to announce the plans that it has so that its customers are not left in the dark wondering if they will ever see the new software.  Android is expected to get another update this year, but Google has not announced that at this time.

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