While Xolo is releasing new phones with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, it’s also bringing the OS to previous phones with the Q1010i being the second device to receive the update. The new firmware is being rolled out over the air, but you’ll also be able to download it to your PC and upgrade your devices from there.
The news of the Xolo Q1010i receiving Android 4.4 was announced by the company through its official Twitter account. The Q1000 Opus was the first phone to get updated to KitKat and so far, the OEM has launched three handsets running on the new firmware, namely the Q1011 mid-range phone, the Q2000L phablet and the entry-level Q600s.
— XOLO (@MyXOLO) June 30, 2014
There’s no changelog for the update, so we’re assuming that the device will only get features that were introduced by Google with minimum bloatware. The new firmware is just under 300MB in size and the company has provided instructions to manually download and update the OS via a PC. You can check out the entire guide over here.
Roundup of the Xolo Q1010i specs:
– 5-inch 720p IPS touchscreen
– 1.3GHz quad core processor
– 1GB RAM
– 8GB storage, 32GB expandable
– 8MP Exmor R rear sensor, 2MP front camera
– Dual SIM support
– 2250mAh battery
The update for the Q1010i is already live and should be available for your smartphone. Be sure to manually search for the firmware through the Settings menu or use the aforementioned method to acquire it via a PC. Xolo has also promised to update other phones including the Q1010, Q3000, Q700S and Q1200, to Android 4.4 KitKat.