ZTE Boost Max confirmed for Android KitKat update in 2014

Touted as the prepaid carrier's first 'phablet,' the Boost Max is poised to receive an Android KitKat update later in the year.

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ZTE confirmed today that the colossal, 5.7-inch Boost Max, will receive an Android 4.4 KitKat update. Though no exact date has been determined, the update is set to occur some time later this year.

Currently, the device ships with Android 4.1.2, and will run ZTE's MiFavor user interface layered on top. Receiving a jump from Jelly Bean to KitKat will enable users a handful of new features including quicker access to Google Now.

Interested buyers can purchase the 4G LTE handset for $299.99 prepaid from Boost Mobile. In addition to the expansive display, the Max features a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and expandable memory. However, keep in mind that during our tests, the smartphone took an unusually long time to charge its battery, and call quality, while passable, was not impressive.

For more on the device, be sure to read our review, and drop a line in the comments below to let us know if you're interested in the ZTE Boost Max.

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Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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