ASUS reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat update roadmap for its PadFone range

February 28, 2014
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Waiting for Android updates can be a slow and painstaking for non Nexus or GPE owners. Fortunately Asus, a company which has recently been slower than most with its updates, has decided that it might please its customers a little better if it keeps them in the loop.

Asus has kindly decided to reveal its plans to roll out Android 4.4 KitKat updates, and itโ€™s, somewhat, good news if you own an Asus PadFone 2, PadFone Infinity (both old and new), or PadFone A80.

Android KitKat will arrive on the original PadFone Infinity in Asia and Russia, whilst the PadFone A80 will see the update in Europe. Fortunately, the latest PadFone 2 and the new Infinity can expext to see KitKat in all territories.

The updates for the PadFone 2, PadFone A80, and original PadFone Infinity are expected to roll out by the end of the second quarter of the year, which is a little vague but at least it’s not too far away. The new PadFone Infinity will have to wait a little longer, as the update should become available sometime between July and September, or in business language the third quarter of 2014.

Alongside the new Android KitKat features, Asus will also be updating each device with a new version of ZenUI, Asus’s own user interface. Although we’re not exactly sure what new features this update will bring yet.

Despite the good news, this is still rather slow for an update process. If the KitKat update for the PadFone Infinity arrives late in the schedule, which isn’t unlikely, or is delayed, again a distinct possibility, then KitKat could have been out for almost a whole year before Asus gets around to updating its devices.

Would you like to see companies do more to keep their users in the know about future updates, and how long is too long to wait for the latest Android features?

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