Developers love getting their hands on a kernel source code, primarily because it allows them to develop some great new custom ROMs with awesome features that we don’t usually get as standard on our devices. As of today, the official Android 4.4 kernel files for the Sprint-branded Galaxy Note 3 is available to download directly from Samsung’s Open Source Release Center.
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Samsung is busy pushing out a relatively minor over-the-air stability update to all its unlocked Galaxy Note 3 handsets currently located in the United States. Sadly, this upgrade doesn’t bring any major software modifications, such as Android 4.4.2, but it does transport a fix for a rather annoying problem that many users have been complaining about for a while now.
Samsung has confirmed that it’s aware of the unwelcome ‘bug’, which jumped on board the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3, that prevents owners from using third-party S-View covers on their smartphones. According to the South Korean company, the source of the software compatibility issue has now been identified, and a software update incorporating a patch for the error will start rolling out shortly.
According to Terence Eden, a renowned technology enthusiast and researcher, Google Calendar users are currently experiencing a relatively major and potentially embarrassing bug, which could lead to private events being revealed in third-party applications, published on your social networking feeds or even shared with a complete stranger via email.
If you set up your new Google Play Edition Xperia Z Ultra by restoring from a backup of your previous Android-powered handset, you probably ended up with a whole bunch of apps you no longer use or need. But that’s okay, because you can just go through your app drawer and uninstall them all… right?
Wrong. It seems the new handset carries a frustrating bug that causes the handset to restart itself when its user attempts to uninstall an app.
With every new Android version comes a bunch of new bugs. Android 4.4 KitKat is no different with its own share of bugs. One very irritating bug in KitKat that some users have been facing is the Share menu not working properly.
A somewhat concerning bug affecting a large number of Google Hangouts and Google Talk users is causing messages to be delivered to the wrong recipients. The problem, which appears to have started early this morning, is already being investigated by Google — but you may want to avoid using these services for the time being if you can.
It has been two weeks since SwiftKey was updated to Version 4.1, however earlier today SwiftKey released another update for its hit keyboard application – but don’t get too excited, there’s no new features! All we’re seeing is a bunch of essential bug fixes, to iron out the creases of the application.
This is one Google Now bug that Google won’t be too happy about: a glitch that causes the service to randomly “praise the iPad” when a user performs certain voice searches. Google Now reads out its response, but adds “he now praises the iPad” to the end of it. Check out the video below.
You might want to hold off on the sexting via Skype for a bit, as Skype has acknowledge a “rare” bug, which according to complaints on Skype support, appears to send messages to unintended contacts. The Skype team has already responded and plans on pushing out a fix soon.
“We are aware that in rare circumstances IM’s between two contacts could be sent to an unintended third contact. We are rolling out a fix for this issue in the next few days and will notify our users to download an updated version of Skype.”