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A dose of Android KitKat is what we all want today. Android KitKat is a ray of hope for many as it brings a new Linux Kernel at a smaller memory footprint.

The latest version of Android, Android 4.4, was released with Google Nexus 5 and has been able to create a liking for itself since then. A major reason for rejoice with KitKat is that it has been developed to run smoothly on any device, even those that have as little as 512MB space.

So manufacturers have no excuse to exclude any device from the list. Wish to know if your phone falls in the list of devices getting Android KitKat update? Here’s the list to check out.

Sony

* Sony Xperia Z1
* Sony Xperia Z
* Sony Xperia Z Ultra
* Sony Xperia ZL
* Sony Xperia Tablet Z

HTC

* HTC One
* HTC One X+
* HTC One X
* New Desire series phones launched in 2013
* HTC Droid DNA
* HTC J
* HTC Butterfly

LG

* LG G2
* LG Nexus 4
* LG Optimus L7, L5, L3
* LG Optimus G
* LG Optimus G Pro
* LG Optimus VU

Samsung

* Samsung Galaxy S4
* Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
* Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
* Samsung Galaxy Note 3
* Samsung Galaxy Mega (no confirmation whether the 5.8, 6.3 or both)
* Samsung Galaxy S3
* Samsung Galaxy Note 2
* Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
* Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 & Tab 2

Apple used to be the clear smartphone leader with its iconic iPhone series thanks to a combination of outstanding hardware and software to match. Now, Android-based phones are arguably as good, if not better, with the likes of the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4, not necessarily in that order, giving the once-unmatchable Apple a run for its money.

Apple, needless to say, is not sitting back on its haunches, and promises a rivetting fightback with products that promise the moon.

The current position in the fight revolves around the smashing hit that Samsung Galaxy S4 has become and everyone is waiting for what Apple will do to its next in line smartphone – the so-called iPhone 6. Here is a peak at the dates and the direction Apple may well have taken to beat rivals.

While the new model is being referred to as iPhone 6, it had briefly surfaced some time ago as the iPhone Math – the screen is reportedly 4.8 inches. Also, with HTC One having come up with an outstanding camera, iPhone too is playing catch up and is reportedly targetting trotting out a special one of its own.

Release Date

The glimpse into the working of Apple Inc was given by Citi Research analyst Glen Yeung who revealed that a ‘big-screen iPhone 6’ is likely to be launched in first quarter of 2014.

But on the other hand history repeats itself people, so guess what? That’s exactly where we are going to look for a first clue as the when we might see the iPhone 6.

iPhone 1st gen   June, 2007
iPhone 3G     July, 2008
iPhone 3GS     June, 2009
iPhone 4      June, 2010
iPhone 4s      October, 2011
iPhone 5      September, 2012
iPhone 5s/5c    September, 2013

While the history books suggest that there will be an new iPhone 6 release date around September/October 2014, we have a gut feeling that Apple might – just might – shake things up a little bit and launch an iPhone 6 earlier than expected, just like it did with the iPad 4, which was launched just eight months after the iPad 3 (previous iPads were release 11-12 months apart). But for the record, the smart money goes on an iPhone 6 release date of September/October 2014.


Sony Xperia Tablet Z, unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in US, is now available for pre-order in India. Major online retailers are taking advance bookings for the device, which is scheduled to be launched early next month. Flipkart, Snapdeal and Infibeamare offering the device with 16GB storage andWi-Fi and 3G connectivity for Rs 44,990 approximately ..

Xperia Tablet Z runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) out-of-the-box and has waistline of just 6.9mm, thinner than that of rivals like Apple iPad and Google Nexus 10. Another key feature is its shockproof, dust resistant and waterproof body, which makes it largely impervious to damage. The all-new Xperia Tablet Z by Sony features a 10.1-inch TFT touchscreen with Mobile Bravia Engine 2 display technology and image resolution of 1920x1200p. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 2GB RAM, and 32GB onboard storage, with microSD support of up to 32GB. The tablet has an 8.1MP camera with Exmor R imaging technology and LED flash on the back, a feature no other rival can match as of now. Connectivity suite of Xperia Tablet Z includes top notch features like 4G LTE as well as NFC, along with standard options like 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB. Powered by a 6,000mAh battery, the device will be available in black and white colours. Sony has also included its proprietary S-Force virtual surround sound technology in the tablet for enhanced audio quality ..

This is the third tablet by Sony, after Xperia Tablet S and Xperia Tablet P, which failed to make their mark in the market ..