Nexus 4 & Nexus 7 Android 4.4.1 KitKat Updates Now Available
The Nexus 5 Android 4.4.1 KitKat update isn’t the only update rolling out today it seems. From the looks of things, the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 Android 4.4.1 KitKat updates are going to be rolling out as well as the updates have been discovered lurking on Google’s servers, a sign that Over-the-Air updates are imminent for many Nexus users.
Earlier today, Google confirmed the elephant in the room, an Android 4.4.1 KitKat update. The software had been rumored since earlier this week so it wasn’t surprising to see the company announce the update’s arrival today. Google confirmed the update for the Nexus 5, saying that the update would emerge today and bring a number of improvements to the camera along with it. However, it didn’t announce any other upgrades.
That doesn’t mean that other Nexus devices will be left out in the cold. In fact, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 Android 4.4.1 KitKat updates are going to start rolling out today it seems. Google hasn’t said anything but the Nexus 4 Android 4.4.1 update and Nexus 7 LTE Android 4.4.1 update have been spotted on Google’s servers, meaning those with the know-how can install them manually right now. The other Nexus 7 updates should be located soon and when we find them, we will share them here.
These sightings signal the start of the Over-the-Air (OTA) upgrade process, a process that should begin today for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. The Nexus 10 file still hasn’t been found but we imagine that it will also see Android 4.4.1 KitKat roll out today as well.
The contents of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 Android 4.4.1 updates are unknown though we know that the file sizes are right around 50MB in size, meaning, they are likely bug fix updates. Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 owners have been complaining about an assortment of bugs over the last few days and it could be that this update fixes at least some of those issues. It’s also possible that the Android 4.4.1 update will bring some issues of its own.
Those who wish to take the plunge early can now do so. Most users will simply want to wait for the OTA upgrade to arrive. Google usually takes about a week or so to complete its Android roll outs and so users will want to remain patient. Impatient users will want to avoid trying to force the update through the Google Framework Services trick as it could cause trouble for a device.