We don’t often see devices get a jump to a software version four times higher than what they were launched with, but with the PadFone 2, we might be seeing a welcome exception. ASUS has started rolling out an update to Android 4.4 for its second-generation PadFone, bumping its software from Android 4.1 to the latest currently available (not counting the Android L developer preview out for Nexus devices.)
ASUS hasn’t mentioned a changelog, so we’re guessing the update will bring the usual KitKat goodies, including better performance and memory management, full-screen immersive mode, support for wireless printing, white status bar icons, new file picker, and closed captions support. Also, the update is apparently not rolling out over the air just yet, but ASUS has made the firmware files available for download for those willing to update manually. That will require a data wipe, however, so it would be best to wait for the update to make an appearance over the air.
Well, that’s if you are one of the few who actually bought the PadFone 2.