Nexus 4 KitKat update released, 240 MB OTA takes you from Android 4.3 to 4.4
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 20, 2013, 1:42 AM
Nexus 4 owners, rejoice, as the over-the-air Android 4.4 KitKat is hitting your handsets as we speak, about three weeks after Google promised that the KitKat update for its 2012 value-for-money king is "coming soon".
Soon it is indeed, and the update will bring the new launcher, which is actually the improved Google Search app, a lot of changes under the hood to accommodate low-end devices, which won't concern you as your Nexus 4 is still in the midrange category, as well as a number of other improvements you can read about in our Android 4.4 KitKat new features roundup.
The KRT16S update is about 240 MB, and a small one might follow after that that will be ironing out any additional bugs left.
Google Nexus 4 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2 View Full specs
- Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)
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Progress. Now all that needs to happen (for me) is for KK to drop for the Droid Maxx.
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 1:43 AM 1
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Which probably won't be too long after the Moto X if Motorola keeps it up.
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 2:59 AM 1
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The image was krt16O and this one is krt16s...what's the difference?!?
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 2:03 AM 0
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All of you saying "finally" or "great" or ... have you received it? because last time google announced a rollout was one week ago and still nothing for almost everyone.... example, I still haven't even received it for my N7...
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 3:17 AM 2
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Your all going to love 4.4 I thought with it being incremental that i wouldn't really notice too much from 4.3 (4.2 to 4.3 didn't yield too much imo).....man was i wrong. Flashed 4.4 on my DNA 2 days ago, its BEAUTIFUL! If you haven't seen it in person yet, just wait =)
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 7:47 AM 3
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I agree with you, got the nexus 5 and was really impressed with the look and function of the interface. Only wish they also upgraded the interface of the home screen of the nexus 7, almost thought I bungled the update because it looked exactly the same, until i noticed some icons had changed e.g camera
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 12:56 PM 0
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I already flashed previous factory image that was krt16O so will I get OTA for this new one now or I have to again flash new factory image ?
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 1:26 PM 0
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My Nexus 4 is currently using ver 4.2.1 (due to having LTE activated). It shows in the front that it has ver.4.2.2 downloaded but not installed. I have not installed it because if I install ver. 4.2.2 it probably will disable or turn-off the LTE... Since 4.3 has to be installed prior to be able to upgrade to ver 4.4 Kit Kat. Do that means that I cannot upgrade to ver 4.4?
posted on Nov 20, 2013, 5:19 PM 0
You have to upgrade version by version OTA,or you can flash the factory image straight from google and have the latest version(but it's a bit complicated)
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 2:15 AM 1
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