Android L is on its way, but people still want KitKat. It's true. If I were sitting around with a device still running, say, Android 4.1, I'd want an update to something newer, and I'm sure you would (or do) too. Well, Asus Padfone Infinity and Fonepad Note 6 owners now have their chance to take a bite out of a sweeter, more recent version of Android. Asus has announced the immediate availability of fresh firmware for both devices.
In addition to KitKat's changes, twenty apps on the Padfone Infinity will be removed or renamed following the update.
What's new for the Padfone Infinity:
Please note that Android 4.4 KitKat does not support some pre-installed apps. The listed apps below will be removed or renamed once the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade is complete.
- Car Home
- Watch Calendar
- My Library
- My Bit cast
- App Backup→ will add it back in further run FOTA
- 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
- ASUS Echo
- Birthday Reminder
- Mode manager
- System bar lock
- Device tracker
- Floating App
- Quick Tool
Here's the changelog for the Fonepad Note 6.
What's new for the Fonepad Note 6:
- Upgrade to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
- Improve modem stability
- Update to ZenUI
- Remove APP locker to combine into Launcher
- Remove Device Tracker as KK doesn't support this function
- Remove APP backup, MyLibrary, Parental Lock, MyBit Cast & AO Link as KK doesn't support this function
- Add Easy Mode, Music, MyASUS, Omlet Chat, PlayTo, Quick Memo, What's Next, Zen Links & Boost
- After KitKat version firmware upgrade, ASUS will not provide service for downgrading to JB version.
Asus provides downloads for both devices, with included instructions, directly on its website. To get the software, hit up the support pages below. Just be sure to grab the correct version.