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Phoenix_Hawk
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Slate 8 Pro update shcedule for Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Just got my Slate 8 Pro a couple weeks ago and frankly I love it.  HP you did great job with this tablet!

 

I was wondering when the update for Android 4.4 will be coming.  I assume since this is one of HP's newest Tegra 4 Tablets it's surely going to get the update to KiKat.

 

Thanks

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CS74
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Re: Slate 8 Pro update shcedule for Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Any news concering the update schedule?

In my opinion a PRO tablet should get a state of the art OS, in this case at least Android 4.3.
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Re: Slate 8 Pro update shcedule for Android 4.4 (KitKat)


CS74 wrote:
Any news concering the update schedule?

In my opinion a PRO tablet should get a state of the art OS, in this case at least Android 4.3.


HP hasn't said a peep about this topic at all which is really disappointing.  I called the Tech Support folks and got someone in India I believe.  They were only able to give me the canned corporate response.  "Go to the Settings and then About Tablet then select Check for Updates.  If there are updates available it will be shown there."  They couldn't provide any answers to my questions at all.

 

In my opinion the Slate 8 Pro is great tablet made by company with pathetic feedback to their customers and support that's quite laughable.  If HP was planning on being a competitor in the Tablet market they better get on the stick and start giving us feedback on our legimate questions.  Otherwise, they won't have any repeat customers and the word of mouth adverstising will be quite acidic making other people think twice about buying their products.  Futhermore, I don't even think actual HP employees, who would know something, even read these kind of posts anyhow.

 

Phoenix

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catfanman
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Re: Slate 8 Pro update shcedule for Android 4.4 (KitKat)

If HP truly wantes to complete in the tablet arena they need to get off their butts and reply to their customers questions, this is my first HP tablet, and will be my last if they don't start updating it. This tablet is the pro so the android 4.3 and 4.4 should already be in the works, and should have already been announced. I hope their tablet customer service doesn't suffer like their computer customer service does.
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Axis1
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Re: Slate 8 Pro update shcedule for Android 4.4 (KitKat)

I beleive, update 1.01.01 from HP downloads for Slate 8 Pro can solve this

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Phoenix_Hawk
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Wasn't aware this update was available.  If this is indeed the KitKat update then I applaud HP for keeping their tablets updated with the latest OS.  My previous experience with tablet manufactures has not been good when it comes to OS updates.  Thanks for the heads up!

 

Mark

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TwoPointOh
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Re: Slate 8 Pro update shcedule for Android 4.4 (KitKat)

HP plans to upgrade the HP Slate 8 Pro to Kit Kat. The timing of the upgrade is not currently available.

When you upgrade your HP tablet, you are getting an operating system that has been tailored to and tested for your specific tablet.

As long as you have registered your device with Google, the new OS will come through automatically when you connect to the Internet. You can also look for updates by going to your settings on your device.

How to check for system updates


You must be connected to the Internet to check for updates. Use the following steps to check for system updates on your tablet:


1. On the Home screen, touch the All apps icon, and then touch the Settings icon.


2. In the System section, touch About tablet .


Figure 2: About tablet
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3. Touch System updates


Figure 3: System updates
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4. Touch Check now


Figure 4: Check now
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5. Install any available system updates.

TwoPointOh
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Rick9
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Re: Slate 8 Pro update shcedule for Android 4.4 (KitKat)

[ Edited ]

Kitkat is out now for the Slate 8 Pro

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Hi JP4AV8R, welcome to the HP Forums. My previous post is still the most current answer.

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Re: Slate 8 Pro update shcedule for Android 4.4 (KitKat)

will the update provided by hp on the hp site recover my tab back to jelly bean. I did an update to kitkat via OTA. now I want jelly bean back, it was far better.
can anybody help
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