Android 4.4.2 KitKat update already rolling out to Nexus devices

By Alexandra Burlacu | Dec 10, 2013 09:25 AM EST

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KitKat is definitely evolving fast, as a number of Nexus users are reporting getting a new update to Android 4.4.2.

Google recently launched its latest mobile operating system in the form of Android 4.4 KitKat. As always, devices that are part of the Nexus family take precedence over other devices and are getting the updates first. Each new Android version rolls out to Nexus gadgets first, then Google Play editions of handsets, and only later to other devices.

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Nexus users received the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade, and shortly after they found out that Google was already busy rolling out an Android 4.4.1 version. The latter aimed mainly to bring some camera fixes to the Nexus 5, but also had some enhancements for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10.

While not all Nexus users have received the Android 4.4.1 update yet, some are already reporting receiving a new update to Android 4.4.2. This update is reportedly rolling out OTA to the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (both 2012 and 2013 editions) and the Nexus 10, bringing their firmware to build number KOT49H. For those who haven't received the OTA to Android 4.4.1 yet, the new 4.4.2 version will likely roll out instead.

If you don't want to wait for the OTA to roll out and would rather manually install the update yourself, here are the available download links to Android 4.4.2 for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 Wi-Fi (2012), Nexus 7 3G (2012), Nexus 7 Wi-Fi (2013), Nexus 7 LTE (2013), and the Nexus 10.

If you opt for the manual installation, however, make sure you know what you're doing. Otherwise, it might be best to just wait for the OTA to roll out.

The new Android 4.4.2 update will not bring anything major, but it will bring a number of bug fixes and improvements, including fixes for clearing the VM indicator and for delivery of the VM indicator, as well as security enhancements and various other software fixes.

Google has made no official announcement yet, but we'll keep you up to date as soon as we learn more about the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat version. 

 

 

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