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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60 Comments

1. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

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

2. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

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

3. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wait .. but but they are nexus,,,

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

And your point is?

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

It will still have 4.4 months before any other phones.

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Well Google play edition devices should get updated about nexy week

8. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

*waits for HTC to fail, again*

11. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

just another hater

41. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

42. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 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.

43. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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?

50. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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...

52. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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"

47. Gatman

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

Root may be a option....

12. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

17. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

33. batman888

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 06, 2012

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

51. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

10. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

13. Tux_Alan

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 30, 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

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

15. jarnts

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

21. NedStarkLeMadrilene

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 26, 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

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

31. NedStarkLeMadrilene

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

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

39. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

55. NedStarkLeMadrilene

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

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

16. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

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

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