Google keeps delivering the goods for Nexus owners. All consumers who have their hands on a Nexus 4,5,7, and 10 can upgrade to Android 4.4.2 KitKat before the rest of the world does. It serves as a constant reminder about why you should always think about buying one of these, or indeed any Google owned and operated phone or tablet that we all know will see the bulk of the treatment when it comes to getting firmware. Having said that, if you do own something different then the 4.2.2 build will also be coming for your handsets and tablets before too long.
It was only about a week ago that we saw the predecessor, Android 4.4.1, rolling out for these very same handsets. With that knowledge we can safely assume that there won’t be too much by the way of features to find. It should mainly consist of bug fixes and improvements.
To get yours, all you have to do is click on the link directly below that has the same name as your device on it. This will then work as a manual file in which you can install. It will be the new version of the firmware you are seeking.
The original copy of KitKat launched OTA on the 12th of November. We did document this when it came out. Now, as we are starting to see the newer, smaller builds, all the Nexus range is getting the incremental updates at the same time which is interesting. This will likely be the last one we see before the Christmas holiday break, as even these companies like to slow things down in the lead up to some time off. There will likely be another two more small upgraded that we see until a completely new software version is launched.
All of these products get great reviews year after year and are constantly high up there as best value for money ideas. They do a great job in boosting the Google name, and that’s a primary reason about why they do it.
This comes just days after reports were that Google employees were receiving a stack of the 7 and 10 sized tablets as Christmas gifts from the company. Once we get down to the Nexus 5 size, then we are talking about mobiles instead of tablets. The number always represents the size of the screen in this circumstance.