Android 4.4 KitKat Starts Rolling Out to Chinese White-Box Tablets

Most established brands don’t offer the latest Android build on their devices

By on December 10th, 2013 07:06 GMT

Yesterday we brought you news that the latest Android KitKat 4.4.1 build has unexpectedly arrived on the Allwinner A31/A31S-based tablets in China.

But other Chinese companies are looking to join the KitKat family as well, in an attempt to offer more to customers. Most importantly Rockchip has announced it has obtained an official agreement to Google to port an official released of Android 4.4 KitKat on its RK3188 tablets. For example, the update for the 7.85-inch Pipo U8 can be already downloaded.

Onda, maker of several Chinese iPad knock-offs has also confirmed on its official blog, that it will be providing the Android 4.4 firmware update in December 2013. The Onda Quad Core tablet firmwares update and firmware ROMs downloads will be posted on their website.

More Chinese tablets will be seemingly updated in the near future, which is a sign white-box tablet vendors are becoming a real force on the slate market.

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