Last week, Google started rolling out Android 4.3 updates for several Nexus devices including the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus. However, the software, as expected, is rolling out extremely slow and some Nexus users have yet to receive their Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates.
In San Francisco, Google announced both Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 replaces the older Nexus 7 while the Android 4.3 update replaces the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update that rolled out last November. In true Google form, the company announced that Nexus devices would be getting the update first and that the software would start hitting the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus that day.
That was Wednesday and it’s now Monday and it appears that the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 updates have yet to hit everyone as the updates remain absent for some users, including us. Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus owners are unfortunately in the same boat as well as Google works, slowly, to upgrade devices with the latest version of Android software.
Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 owners who are in a panic or are simply wondering where their updates are should remain patient as this is normal. Google typically takes at least a week to deliver updates to all of its users and often times, it can take longer. Both the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 are widely adopted devices so it could certainly take some time for the roll out to complete.
Users should avoid checking the Settings for the updates as the updates will prompt when they are ready to download. Those who are impatient can simply try to force the updates, or, manually install the updates. Users who aren’t experts with their device should avoid the manual installation and instead, wait for Google to roll out the software OTA, which again, should happen sometime soon.
Android 4.3 is a relatively small Android update but it’s still on that should have owners excited. The software comes with enhancements that included a tweaked camera app, restricted user profiles for tablets, auto complete in the dialer and more. It’s not on par with the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie update that is expected this year, but it will hold owners over during the wait.
We still haven’t seen Android 4.3 hit non-Nexus devices though we have heard that the HTC One Android 4.3 update could be rolling out in the near future.