Originally Posted by nevertells2
Android 4.0 and it's variants are updated by the release of Android 5.0 and now 6.0. Once a newer version of Android comes out, updates for the older versions rarely if ever are released. If you are not happy with the latest, stick with the version that suits you. Which Rom based on Android 4.4.4 are you using? Are you aware of the Evervolv Android 6.0 Rom? From what the folks that have installed it have said, they have high praise for it. Of course, anytime you install the newer builds, you are always treading in uncertain territory. There are going to be stability and reliability issues that may or may not get worked out. I have tried all the newer builds and personally prefer Sullin's KitKat, 4.4.4 builds. I find his latest date build, Nov. 16, 2015 as about as good as it gets.
For me, In terms of responsiveness, and modern features, I have not found anything better than android 4.4.4 by Jcsullins, though I occasionally try newer builds since there is a weird issue with the android 4.4.4 builds, and dice player. Other than that, this build is one of the most responsive I have used, though with nothing changing besides streaming different videos with BS player (second best video player, though it randomly crashes on these builds), while using chrome to view ans post on some forums, after a while the 4.4.4 builds will become increasingly unstable until you restore a backup made after fully setting it up just the way I like it. (clearing cache doesn't help when the stability issues kick in).
That 1 app (Dice player) is what keeps me trying newer builds, as I have not found a better video player when it comes to format support, ability to stream directly from samba shares, and have a seek bar with playback controls in the popup mode (hover window), along with also allowing subtitles to be displayed in the hover window. though on android 6, you cannot run chrome and dice player for very long at the same time before chrome starts complaining about low memory, same with BS player + chrome.
It overall does not take much for me to even start fresh as literally all I do is first install 3C toolbox, and use it to set the dpi to 120, as well as apply the 1.78GHz overclock (tested stable by benchmarking the tablet for a few hours (max stable for me is 1.83GHz and no crashes after 4 hours of heavy CPU and GPU load).
After 3C toolbox, I make sure chrome is up to date, and install BS player, and Diceplayer
I guess I will have to stick with this 4.4.4 build.