The latest and probably greatest version of Android, namely KitKat, has been a real thing for 12 days now, and while the software debuted on the spanking new Google Nexus 5, it’s been a, uhm, presumably agonising wait for those with existing Nexus devices.
Well, that wait is now over if you happen to own a Wi-Fi only Google Nexus 7 or Nexus 10. However, if your device has data capabilities (including last year's Google Nexus 4), please continue holding your breath for now.
That’s the word straight from Android’s mouth, with the Google Nexus 7 2012 and 2013, and the Google Nexus 10 being served KitKat Android 4.4 right now.
Over on Google+, the little green robot writes: “Starting today, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 will be getting a tasty update to Android 4.4, KitKat. Stay tuned, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 versions with mobile data will be getting the update soon!”
The obvious question at this point is: how soon is a piece of string? Or something like that.
It’ll be interesting to see how KitKat Android 4.4 affects the distribution figures. Jelly Bean recently celebrated passing the 50% mark after a 16-month climb, meaning more than half of active Android devices were on the latest version… just as KitKat touched down. Brilliant.