KitKat Android 4.4 rolling out for Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, no love yet for Nexus 4

KitKat Android 4.4 rolling out for Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, no love yet for Nexus 4The 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.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 13, 2013 at 12:24

I would love to see one, just one real study that shows the general public's, the ordinary, "average" smartphone user's attitude towards these update shenanigans.
I suspect most people do not give a sh*t.
I may become an issue when certain apps stop working because the devs made version this or that a requirement.
But most people???
It's probably different with iOS where many people hook into iTunes regularly anyways, and they update by reflex... Or WP where a lot of features are still missing so that every update promises the functionality of, um, a 2007 Symbian phone. But Android? I'll be honest, the Moto Pro+ I keep somewhere for backup - I have no idea what Android version it's on. What I do know is: when I use it for whatever reasons, it does what I need it to do

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 13, 2013 at 12:30

PS: I also do NOT believe that quite as many iPhone users update as fast as we're told. It may not be representative, BUT: The 4 colleagues of mine (in real life) who use iPhones are currently on iOS 4 and 5... 2 acquaintances with iphone 5 thingies are still on iOS 6 - not because they hate iOS 7 or because their phones are jailbroken, nope - because "those updates are just a bunch of bull, right?"


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