It seems as though the rollout of Android 4.4 to existing hardware is finally getting into full swing, with devices like the Moto X, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 all getting their updates in recent months. Now another manufacturer has announced that it, too, is getting in on the Android 4.4 update action.
ASUS recently confirmed that several of its PadFone devices will soon receive updates to Android 4.4. The lucky PadFones that will definitely be sinking their teeth into KitKat in the coming months are the PadFone 2, PadFone Infinity, PadFone A80 and New PadFone Infinity. Here’s what ASUS’s rollout schedule looks like:
- PadFone 2: All models to be updated by the end of Q2 2014
- PadFone Infinity: Update to hit units in Asia and Russia by end of Q2 2014
- PadFone A80: European rollout to begin by end of Q2 2014
- New PadFone Infinity: Rollout planned for for Q3 2014
ASUS notes that, in addition to a bump up to Android 4.4, these updates will also include the ZenUI that we saw on its new ZenFone hardware back at CES. There’s no word yet on what other changes might be included, but the combination of KitKat and ASUS’s ZenUI ought to give owners of these PadFone models quite a few new goodies to play with.
The news of these impending updates is pretty exciting for PadFone users, especially those folks that are rocking the PadFone 2, which was originally introduced way back in late 2012. Now we just have to wait for these rollouts to get underway. ASUS says that it’ll share more information regarding the timing of these updates at a later date, so stay tuned and I’ll update you with those details as soon as I get ‘em.