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Your Week in Pop Culture: The latest version of Android is coming - eventually

Want the latest version of Android on your mobile device? You might have to buy the latest Samsung flagship superphone, the Galaxy S5. (Source: MGN Online) Want the latest version of Android on your mobile device? You might have to buy the latest Samsung flagship superphone, the Galaxy S5. (Source: MGN Online)

(RNN) – To all Android fangirls and boys, this is an important and major news story: Android 4.4, aka KitKat, is coming to your devices.

However, it might come to your fingertips faster if your device is the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 or if you purchase a Samsung Note 3.

Other popular Android smartphones, like the LG G2, the HTC One Max, or Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and Note 2, will be getting the highly anticipated update eventually, but many Android fans are growing impatient.

Since announcing the Android KitKat in late 2013, U.S. cellular carriers have been slow to push out the software update to devices, hoping that new purchases would come for devices already carrying the technology. That has been the speculation for Samsung's slow-to-speak approach of rolling the update out on their most popular devices knowing that the S5, available on Friday, will be shipped with KitKat. Some phones and tablets have been fortunate enough to have received the update while others are in the dark, making the rollout even more frustrating for many.

Major updates coming to the Android include a new TouchWiz interface, better Bluetooth capability, improved caller ID and other improvements on the Google-based technology.

The anticipation of Android 4.4 coincides with the internet flooding with rumors of the highly-anticipated iPhone 6, said to debut sometime in 2104's third quarter. According to the tech website CNET, the latest incarnations of Apple's flagship mobile device will come in two versions to compete with the Android field – two phones, one with a 4.7-inch display and another with a 5.5-inch display.

Is this what Steve Jobs had in mind when he wanted to destroy Android devices from the grave?

TV: The last season of ‘The Boondocks' might not be too bad without Aaron McGruder

The popular Adult Swim series The Boondocks is returning for a fourth and final season, but will be without show runner Aaron McGruder.

McGruder, who created the popular comic strip as a college student, will not be a part of the farewell season, but will still be the creative force behind the upcoming Adult Swim series Black Jesus.

In a statement on the Black Jesus Facebook page, McGruder expressed love for his "life's work" but said it was time to move on.

"What has never been lost on me is the enormous responsibility that came with The Boondocks – particularly the television show and it's relatively young audience," McGruder said. "It was important to offend, but equally important to offend for the right reasons."

McGruder continued by saying he would take his "controversy and trouble making" to Black Jesus.

But one question fans of the Freeman family have is will the final season be a great sendoff? The season 4 preview shows that maybe McGruder's departure could be a step toward pop culture immortality.

Season 4 of The Boondocks will premier Monday, April 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

SPORTS: Josh Charles is alive, just through his best character, on ‘Olbermann' appearance

Fans of the CBS drama The Good Wife were shocked and saddened at the murder of the show's male lead Will Gardner, portrayed by Josh Charles.

Well, fret not Josh Charles fangirls, Charles isn't dead – Will is for sure dead – but the actor lived again in his only other television role for a few minutes on ESPN 2's Olbermann on March 28.

Charles briefly resurrected his sports reading chops by joining Keith Olbermann in an awesome reprisal of his role in Aaron Sorkin's short-lived comedy-drama Sports Night. Brilliantly done by both men, Charles' character Dan Rydell was loosely based on Olbermann during his time as a Sportscenter anchor in the 1990s.

You want to watch Sports Night? Both seasons are available on Netflix DVD.

Also in sports: The best moment of the men's basketball tournament didn't take place on the court

The college basketball season is sadly over, with the UConn men's and women's teams sweeping the championship games for the second time in a decade.

But the best moment didn't take place on the court. It was captured during halftime of a Sweet 16 game, as the television crew of Greg Gumble, Clark Kellogg, Kenny Smith and the legendary Charles Barkley cut up on a "Tweet of the night" written by Shaquille O'Neal. There isn't one person who hasn't seen this who hasn't laughed the entire time and watched it several times since.

To say that Barkely is the most real man in sports would be a huge understatement. Man up!

A little something from YouTube: Game of Screaming Goats? Internet dreams become reality

People love Game of Thrones, which premiered for its fourth season last weekend, almost as much as they love videos of goats screaming like humans on YouTube.

Only one of these things is supposed to be entertaining, right? YouTube user Marca Blanca finds both entertaining, and mashes up the show's intro with various goats screaming.

Yeah, it's exactly what you'd expect from two internet darlings getting mashed together. It's so bad, but you can't help but look.

Tumblr of the Week: Hip-hop and politics totally belong together

You wouldn't necessarily associate hip-hop artists and politicians together, except for the instances where they do shady, questionable things much to the scorn of modern society.

Well, one Tumblr brings the most clever and well-known rap lyrics together with photographs of political figures in the blog Politics and Hip Hop (WARNING: NSFW, but very hilarious). The blog's description says it all, "The most powerful and influential men and women in the history of the world express themselves through their favorite hip-hop lyrics."

Because when you think Bill and Hillary Clinton, you automatically think Beyonce and Jay Z.

Movies: ‘Captain America' soars to No. 1 in opening weekend

"Super hero action movies" are the four most important words for a big box office debut.

The second installment of Captain America made a splash with the biggest April debut ever, cashing in more than $95 million in its opening weekend.

The monster debut, starring Chris Evans, knocked the controversial biblical epic Noah to the No. 2 spot and the wildly popular Divergent to No. 3.

Here's last weekend's Top 5, according to Box Office Mojo (listed next to previous week's ranking and weekend gross):

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (NR) $95,023,721
  2. Noah (1) $17,045,744
  3. Divergent (2) $12,976,413
  4. God's Not Dead (5) $7,762,603
  5. Muppets Most Wanted (3) $6,145,357

In theaters: April 11

Draft Day – Those who miss the NFL and love the NFL Draft and Kevin Costner sports movies will love this one. The general manager of the Cleveland Browns is under the gun (Is this an bio-pic? Every general manager for the pitiful Browns has been under the gun!) to make a splash in the draft to pull his team out of the gutter. The interesting look into the most important day for amateur athletes and the teams that give them millions of dollars makes me hungry for football.

Also, is it just me or is Costner slowly morphing into Paul Newman? Seriously. The film stars Costner, Jennifer Garner, Chadwick Boseman, Denis Leary, Frank Langella and Tom Welling.

Rio 2Kid's sequel of the week – The colorful birds in this animated feature are thrown from cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon, where they are forced to deal with animals much wilder than they are. The film stars the voice talents of Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, Kristin Chenowth, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway and Jake T. Austin.

Also in theaters: Oculus, Only Lovers Left Alive, Joe, Hateship Loveship, Dancing in Jaffa, The Railway Man, Cuban Fury, Hank and Asha

Honorable mention

UMass's Derrick Gordon becomes first openly gay student athlete in D-1 basketball - ESPN

CNN reporter tweets an excellent #MH370 tweet that is not snarky at allBuzzfeed

Toast gets extra dark with a Darth Vader toasterThat's Nerdalicious!

No Tiger? No Problem: Plenty of contenders at Augusta – Raycom News Network

Asa Akira presents: How to browse NSFW content on the jobComplex TV

Jimmy Fallon and Anne Hathaway give hip-hop a Broadway makeoverBuzzfeed

ESPN has a new World Cup commercial, very pro-USA and awesomeFansided/Sports Illustrated

Your Week in Music: New tunes from The Roots, Ingrid Michaelson – Raycom News Network

English teacher receives rude letter from student, edits it to highlight senior's stupidity (Language warning!) Total Frat Move

America, why are you naming all your boys like this?IO9

Wrestler 'Ultimate Warrior' dies after sudden collapse, WWE Hall of Fame induction – Raycom News Network

(Dis)honorable mention

Reality TV show in works for AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb – WSFA 12 News

Al Sharpton's secret work as a FBI informantThe Smoking Gun

'Rolling Stone' flubs Constitution tattoo on coverAssociated Press

French 'artist' is currently living inside a bear's carcassThe Washington Post

Chili's cancels fundraising for anti-vaccination autism group I09

So you want cream cheese and fish eggs in your pizza crust, you say?Foodspin

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