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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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
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".
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 ?
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