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Android kitkat for Hudl

Postby SilverFox » 07 Nov 2013, 16:26

In case this may be of interest to the forum. I was speaking to an advisor at Tesco's technical help today, regarding a problem I had with my WiFi, and he told me that Tesco are at present testing the Android KitKat operating system and will be rolling it out soon as a Hudl update. I think this will give the Hudl Googles latest operating system.
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Re: Android kitkat

Postby gardenersassistant » 07 Nov 2013, 16:59

I'm (very pleasantly) surprised by that. I thought we would be stuck with 4.2.

New things in 4.4 are described here.
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Re: Android kitkat for Hudl

Postby gardenersassistant » 07 Nov 2013, 17:08

And of course coming from 4.2, we would get the new stuff in 4.3 too.
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Re: Android kitkat for Hudl

Postby Rocket » 07 Nov 2013, 21:28

Really hope they get Bluetooth tethering working. Non 3G tablets are handicapped without it and using my phone as a WiFi hub batters both batteries. If they are rolling out updates this quickly then it looks like we will be well supported for a while. Fingers crossed, 2 or 4 fingers :mrgreen:
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Re: Android kitkat for Hudl

Postby SilverFox » 08 Nov 2013, 10:50

I noticed on another forum that a member named Greyrider regards this post as rumour. All I can say about that is , I had quite a long conversation with the Tesco rep regarding the update and he was in no doubt that it was happening in the near future. If that isn't good enough then "Whatever".
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Re: Android kitkat for Hudl

Postby Pueblo » 23 Nov 2013, 17:06

IMO this would make a lot of sense for Tesco to roll this out for their new product owners & will not go unnoticed by those who will be on the lookout for a new tablet in the future (HUDL 2) or indeed us when we upgrade.

It may even fix some of the niggles that we read about on here & in my case the occasional freeze for no reason/bluetooth not doing what asked.

BTW apart from Rowntree's offering what is kit Kat ?
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Re: Android kitkat for Hudl

Postby Hudldaz13 » 23 Nov 2013, 19:02

As I understand it Google want all devices to be on the same O/S.It makes it easier for developers to bring out apps for one version,4.4 as opposed to all the variants that are still in use down to 2.3 gingerbread in many cases...something like 30% of users.

This is why 4.4 Kitkat can run on reduced resources,in order to be backwards compatible.It's still up to the device manufacturers though to make it work on their machines without loads of bugs.

I think we'll see less versions of android in the future
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Re: Android kitkat for Hudl

Postby bob_h » 28 Dec 2013, 21:18

Talking to tech support earlier and they said kitkat will never be released for the hudl due to compatibality issues.
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Re: Android kitkat for Hudl

Postby pault » 29 Dec 2013, 10:30

bob_h wrote:Talking to tech support earlier and they said kitkat will never be released for the hudl due to compatibality issues.

Hi bob_h, could you tell me how you contacted technical support by phone please ? I have tried to get in touch re. the gps but can only find a message system but no phone number.
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Re: Android kitkat for Hudl

Postby bill03 » 29 Dec 2013, 11:37

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