November 13, 2013 at 10:49 am #27694
Android 4.4 KitKat for Nexus 7 Wi-Fi and Nexus 10 to begin rolling out today
by Abhijeet Mishra
Well, the excruciating wait we’ve had to endure to get the sweet taste of Android 4.4 KitKat on Nexus devices is finally coming to an end, as Google has announced that the KitKat update will begin rolling out to the Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013 models, only the Wi-Fi variant for now) and Nexus 10 sometime later tonight, while the Nexus 4 and the cellular version of the Nexus 7 will get the update “soon.”
As a refresher, Android 4.4 brings along some noticeable new features and improvements, including faster performance, multitasking, and reduced memory usage, a full screen “immersive mode” for apps, transparent navigation and status bar support, inbuilt NFC payment and printing functionality, better accessibility through features like closed captioning, a new file picker that integrates various cloud storage services, and more. Also included is a new Google launcher – called Google Experience – that integrates Google Now on the homescreen, though it will be exclusive to the Nexus 5 for the time being.
Once the rollout begins, a notification for the update should show up in your status bar. The process is gradual so you’ll have to wait for your turn, though you can always try your luck and check in the Settings » About tablet » System update menu on your device, or grab the OTA file and update manually through recovery and/or ADB.
Starting today, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 will be getting a tasty update to Android 4.4, KitKat
— Android (@Android) November 13, 2013
Source: Google+November 21, 2013 at 10:06 pm #27751
Just got my Android 4.4 update on my Nexus 7 2013 3G. Off to play now..November 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm #27753
Got it on my N4 tonight, but my N7 2012 is still in the queue, presumably.November 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm #27759
My Nexus 7 2013 downloading at the moment.
Sent from iPad AirNovember 23, 2013 at 8:25 am #27763
Got my update on Thursday but doesn’t look vastly different. The status bar hasn’t changed to transparent and neither has the app draw. Has anyone else noticed this? Is there a setting to change?
MartinNovember 23, 2013 at 9:43 am #27764
Got it on my N7 last night. Noticed the camera stopped, I uninstalled the app and installed another, now seems OK. No issues noticed on the N4. The print feature is useful, although I had an Epson app for my wireless printer anyway.November 24, 2013 at 10:47 am #27772
Just got it on my N4 so far. To be honest it hasn’t made any impact on my phone use, or perhaps I just haven’t had the time to explore it yet!
Anyone found it to be a big win? Don’t get me wrong, I love the incremental improvements, sometimes you dont really notice the little things!
No sign on my Nexus 7 (2012) or my Nexus 7 (2013) yet :(November 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm #27784
I like the facility to use the camera on the N4 even whilst it’s locked. Great for that quick snap when time is of the essence.November 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm #27807
I have it now, but I do not understand the “benefits” listed by Caledonia, therefore cannot appreciate the “improvements”. I have a btinternet email account implemented on my Nexus 7. Until the recent update, hyperlinks in my received emails were displayed in blue and worked. Now, after the update to 4.4, they are black and do not work.
I wonder whether there is some setting that I have missed?November 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm #27815
Don’t shoot the messenger, article by Abhijeet Mishra
I got upgrade last night on my Nexus 4 phone and noticed everything seems to be bright white in the status bar (top right corner). Also, hate the screens within the Phone app.