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Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 to start getting Android 4.4 tonight

Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 to start getting Android 4.4 tonight
Good news for (many) Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners! Google has officially announced that the Wi-Fi only versions of the Nexus 10 as well as the Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 7 (2013) are slated to start getting the update to Android 4.4 KitKat tonight. Google hasn't said how long the rollout will take overall, but at least now we all know that it's time to start spamming the Software Update screen on our Nexus tablets.

Unfortunately, the news isn't so good for those with the Nexus 4 or the 3G/4G enabled models of the Nexus 7. Google has also said that the updates for those models are not ready just yet, but that they will be made available "soon". Of course, we've known "soon" to mean anywhere from a couple days to a few months, so that doesn't really help at all. 

The tweets with the news hit the official Android feed just about 30 minutes ago at 8:52PM EST. When you start seeing the update hit your devices, let us know in the comments below (and remember, we don't really need to know if you haven't gotten the update. This is a rollout, not an instant release. Please be patient.)

source: @Android 1 & 2

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posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:35

1. Cha7520 (Posts: 210; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


9:35 EST, Nexus 7 (2013), no 4.4 yet.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:39

2. djkhalid (Posts: 17; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


9:39 PM EST Nexus 7 (2013) no 4.4

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:41

3. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wait .. but but they are nexus,,,

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:47 8

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5374; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


And your point is?

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:52

5. Shatter (Posts: 2016; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It will still have 4.4 months before any other phones.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:56

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5374; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Well Google play edition devices should get updated about nexy week

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:03

8. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


*waits for HTC to fail, again*

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:30

11. 14545 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Again, your point is? Everyone that buys an Android device KNOWS it's not an instantaneous update. We are condition to that fact.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:03 5

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6380; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


just another hater

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 12:51

41. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Nexus devices should not have to wait from any update coming straight from Google...

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 13:15

42. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


They have to wait because the update just isn't ready yet.
Every Android device be it Nexus or not runs a different build of the OS each tailored to that specific device.
Sometimes it just takes a while to iron out the bugs in each build.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 14:12

43. protozeloz (Posts: 5374; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Why? Taged Rollouts have proven to be more effective and cause less bugs to the users (witch we saw on iOS like it was a horde) most OS's take a few months to rollout the update to everyone, iOS was released to the public months after its announcement and people waited, why people can not wait for an update of a device announced just a few weeks ago?

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 16:55

50. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


the difference here is that KitKat has been released and and the nexus have not received it... Apple on Sept 18 within hours was available to every Apple device...

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 17:56

52. protozeloz (Posts: 5374; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Like I said, the way they operate is different, I don't see why staged rollouts are a bad thing, when they ensure customers won't have issues with the update to begin with, or should I point the horde of bugs that plagued every iPhone consumer in your so called "perfect release method"

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 14:29

47. Gatman (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)


Root may be a option....

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:31 8

12. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


You have two full stops when there is supposed to be one and three commas for a pause. iPhone keyboard failing again?

Change it...oh wait, you can't.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:47 4

17. ihavenoname (Posts: 1375; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Don't hate bro, let people have phones they like. Not everyone likes Android, ( I do like Android, but I also like iOS ).

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:05

33. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


exactly i hate ios no customization its like we are slaves to cracked up apple

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 16:57

51. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


you are not a slave simply because no one forces you to buy Apple.. is your decision.. own up..

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:03

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6380; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


As long they announce the NEXUS line up gets 4.4 is fine with me mine is a 2012 nexus 7.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:23 1

10. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


No, I need official 4.4 on my 2013 n7, now.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 22:11 1

13. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Still is sad, KK is the first update I have to wait for since I began buying nexus devices.... Always been a strong point for me....sad

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:00

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8170; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Already running 4.4 on my S3. Abusing the check for updates button all night. :)

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:11

15. jarnts (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


4.4 is out on your galaxy s3? Do you have a custom rom or something? I didnt think 4.4 was coming to the S3s.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 00:07 1

21. NedStarkLeMadrilene (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


Either he is lying for having it (because galaxy s3 is not a nexus device as far as I know), or he rooted his phone and he is using a custom rom! Thats all simple

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 07:36 1

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8170; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Here you go.

http://tinypic.com/r/rlmask/5

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 08:17

31. NedStarkLeMadrilene (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


I see you are running Cyanogen mod, but then why you want to abuse the check button?

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 11:37

39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8170; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The article was pertaining to the Nexus 7, which I own in case you didn't know.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 21:10

55. NedStarkLeMadrilene (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


Loool but how i am suppose to know you have a nexus 7 man? :p

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:21

16. cR203 (Posts: 188; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


I hope this update will breath some new life into my nexus 10

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:49

18. ihavenoname (Posts: 1375; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Waiting KitKat for N7 2013 and S4 Mini (confirmed, that it will get it).

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 00:05

19. DimitriTech (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


10:05... comon pls! :E

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 00:07

20. DimitriTech (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


it annoys me how the update screen says im up to date, id rather have it say no update found, or no update yet..

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 00:43

22. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Waiting for SlimKat 4.4!! :D

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 01:31

23. mahmood74 (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Jul 2013)


I have nexus 7 2013 no update

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 03:19

24. xperiance (Posts: 44; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


Nothing yet for my n7 2012 :'(

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 04:29

25. JkB_SlH (Posts: 8; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


N7 2013 and N7 2012, still nothing

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:07

34. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


not my problem

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 05:09

26. DimitriTech (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


omg.. was this a lie? its already 3:09 PT and still nothing for my Nexus 7 (2013)

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 06:33

27. medicci37 (Posts: 622; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Was supposed to come out last night but haven't seen any post on the tech sites saying they've received the update. Has anyone actually been able to get it yet?

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 06:36

28. AfterShock (Posts: 2798; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I'm kind of choked too, why is N4 being left to last?
Google has kind of choked me with this roll out of an update.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 08:08

30. jarnts (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


The next morning and still nothing...

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 08:42

32. jasonmadura161 (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


LIES!!!!
It's funny that the head of the Android Community posts this.... (as we all repetitively continue to tap "update")..... yet no one anywhere has actually gotten said update...... hmmmm..... Might the OP of the Android post be a troll?????? Yes.... A cruel sadistic troll.... not the kind that lives under a bridge or anything.... that's just silly.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:08

35. DimitriTech (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


Well off to school... :/ guess ill have to wait for the update if it even comes out today.. the day after it was said it would come out.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:10

36. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


Finally! The Update ! downloading now on 55% on my nxs 7 (2013) Cant wait for it to finish installing .........

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:13

37. DimitriTech (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


where are you? east coast? im still not getting squat!

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 23:16

56. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


not in east coast im in america the land of opportunity

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 11:01

38. garlic456 (Posts: 165; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Plz someone tell when other countries will get this?

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 12:43

40. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


It should be good. 4.3 gave me a substantial update on my Nexus 7.

The only thing I'm on the fence about is the always-on and always-listening. Not a fan of that at all.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 16:56

44. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Still waiting on my Nexus 10. Wonder what's happening, they announced it approximately 24 hours ago. :/

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 11:48

45. medicci37 (Posts: 622; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


It's been 2 days & haven't heard of anyone getting the update without flashing. This is bs. Wtf Google!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 13:50

46. Piotrek007 (Posts: 80; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I guess you dying cancer and that is why you want so desperate to have this update "right here, right now!" ? o.0b Chill out ! Geez....

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 14:36

48. medicci37 (Posts: 622; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


I guess your mama is retarded or you wouldn't say something so stupid. If they said it was released it should be available! Used to have much better customer service but the average consumer (piotrek) is 2 stupid to realize that

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 23:17

57. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


i got it

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 14:55

49. medicci37 (Posts: 622; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Also I called Google for unrelated issue & was told kit kat isn't available & they insisted getting it is impossible via flashing. That's just pure incompetence on Googles part

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 02:15

53. Piotrek007 (Posts: 80; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Woah ! To call google and ask about update ?? Hahaha who is retarded in here !! Weirdo xD

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 15:15

54. veevans01 (Posts: 29; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Well it is Friday November 15th and no update yet. Atlanta Georgia.

posted on 17 Nov 2013, 22:28

58. mega20913 (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Its Sunday November 17, 2013. Still no update

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 14:15

59. Gatman (Posts: 18; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)


Google? What's going on.....

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 21:55

60. veevans01 (Posts: 29; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Finally getting kitkat ota. Atl Ga.

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