News by Luke Jones on Thursday August 14, 2014.
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Asus has finally brought Android 4.4 KitKat to two of its flagship devices, the Padfone Infinity and the Fonepad Note 6, bringing the two products up to date in terms of Android?s last major release.The Padfone Infinity is Asus' quirky smartphone and tablet hybrid that sees the high end Android handset slot into a tablet dock to make it a working large screen slate. The Fonepad Note 6 on the other hand is a tablet that also has calling capabilities, both devices will get the bump to Android 4.4, but will have different change logs. As with most OEM's, Asus has added to Google's already substantial changes from Jelly Bean to KitKat by updating plenty of its own software. Unfortunately, the update is not available over the air so you will have to do it the hard way and download it yourself. Asus has provided two pages to do this, you can check out the download for each device below. Padfone Infinity Fonepad Note 6 As for the changes, Asus has really thrown the kitchen sink at this update. The changelog for the Padfone Infinity is: Buddybuzz Car Home Watch Calendar My Library My Bit cast App Backup ? will add it back in further run FOTA Pinpal ASUS Studio ? renamed to Gallery ASUS To-Do ? renamed to Do It Later Black list ? integrated with Contacts, no independent App icon now ASUS Sync App Locker ? integrated with Launcher, no independent App icon now AOLink ASUS Echo Birthday Reminder Mode manager System bar lock Device tracker Floating App Quick Tool The changelog for the Padfone Note 6 is also extensive and is as follows: Improved modem stability Update to ZenUI Remove APP locker to combine into Launcher Removed Device Tracker as KitKat doesn?t support this function Removed APP backup, MyLibrary, Parental Lock, MyBit Cast & AO Link Added Easy Mode, Music, MyASUS, Omlet Chat, PlayTo, Quick Memo, What?s Next, Zen Links & Boost source: Asus
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