ASUS Malaysia has not yet forgotten its second-generation Padfone 2 although the tablet and smartphone combo was first launched to local market in December 2012. Recently, has started rolling out an update to Android 4.4 for Padfone 2,bumping its software from Android 4.1 to the latest currently available (not counting the Android L developer preview out for Nexus devices.)

Unfortunately, the update isn’t available as OTA (on-the-air). Interested Padfone 2 users will need to download the update from ASUS’s website and install it on their devices.

Before downloading the update make sure to match up the SKU version, which is mainly delineated by different regions, to your device.Also note that the installation will perform a factory reset. Hence, it is advisable for you to backup your phone’s data on the microSD card or cloud prior to installation.

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For download and further instructions, please visit: http://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mobile/PadFone2/HelpDesk_Download/

Here’s some guidance for you.
Instruction: Once you are in the site, Go to Driver & Tools tab, select Androidfrom Select OS, select Firmware then select Version WWE V11.8.3.3.

ASUS hasn’t mentioned a changelog, so we’re guessing the update will bring the usual KitKat goodies, including faster performance and better multitasking.As with most devices getting Android 4.4, it will also support improved memory management, full-screen immersive mode, support for wireless printing, white status bar icons, new file picker, and closed captions support.

Overall the KitKat update will make Android look even better and faster on the both the Padfone 2’s 4.7-inch phone display or its other 10.1-inch tablet screen.

 

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