ASUS details Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades for several PadFone devices


ASUS has just announced plans to bring the upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat and the newest version of their Zen UI to several of their tablet and phone devices. The list isn’t terribly long, though we imagine ASUS isn’t done evaluating their plans for the entirety of their portfolio. Look straight ahead for the official list, including the regions they’re going out in and the time frames you can expect them:

  • ASUS PadFone 2 (Q2 2014)
  • ASUS Padfone Infinity in Russia and Asia (Q2 2014)
  • ASUS Padfone A80 in Europe (Q2 2014)
  • All other new PadFone Infinity models (Q3 2014)

Unfortunately that’s all we know for now, though the Taiwanese company did promise to share more accurate release date information as we get closer to these respective windows. We also don’t have a clue what the upgrades will add on the ASUS side of things, though everything from the base KitKat upgrade — including NFC host card emulation, SMS and home-screen management, and more — should be standard affair.

[via ASUS]

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TAGS: Android 4.4 KitKat , ASUS Padfone 2 , ASUS Padfone Infinity

  • Micha Ols

    New Padfone Infinity in Q3? Thats really late.
    The ZenUI looks horrible by the way.
    Glad I have a Nexus 5 now.

  • JBrowne1012

    Sooooo when the next version of Android is here Asus will update it… This should have been in the works from the get go

  • epyon

    Asus used to be awesome about updating their devices, and then nothing. I have the TF300T and it’s still on 4.1.2 (I use it at work, and in order to be able to receive emails/use chat I can’t unlock the bootloader or root it, so custom ROMs are a non-starter).

    • jhawkkw

      Asus did officially push out 4.2.1 to the TF300 and TF700, and 4.3 to the TF701. You can download the official blob files on their website

  • abhi345

    Asus doesnt update neither their phones nor tablets except the nexus line.