Nexus 4 Finally Getting Android 4.4 Kit Kat Update


Devices are getting updated left right and center here. All those who have been waiting for Android Kit Kat on their Nexus 4 rejoice. The update has finally started umm… shipping. Besides Nexus 4, another phone in another country is getting the latest Android version.

Let me take each update:

1. Nexus 4:

It is being seen that the Android 4.4 (Kit kat) update has come to Nexus 4 finally. The update is OTA (Over the Air) and takes the device to Android 4.4 KRT16S build. The update is over 230 MB in size and will automatically be checked the phone.


If you want, you can manually check the phone as well by going to Settings>About Phone> System Updates. The upgrade will be in phases and thus it is possible that you might have to wait a few days to get the update. The important thing is that now the update is being sent everyone should sooner or later get it.

2. Moto X:

Moto X (Verizon) is getting Android 4.4 (Kit Kat). While this might seem meaningless to Indians it is actually quite significant. It shows Motorola’s commitment to the device and brings another device in the market with quick updates.

Also, more importantly, this means that it is highly probable that when Moto G is launched in India, the device might be already on Android 4.4. Also, this indicates that any new updates of Android will find themselves in the new Moto devices. The impact of Google is visible on Motorola.

Besides these two, Nexus 7 (both 2012 and 2013) is also in line for the updates. While it is a little delayed one can expect to have the same in some time as well.

Devices With Android 4.4 Kitkat

  1. Nexus 10
  2. Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013)
  3. Nexus 5
  4. Nexus 4
  5. Moto X
  6. HTC One ( announced)
  7. Samsung S4 (announced)
  8. Sony Z series (unconfirmed reports)
  9. Huawei Ascent P6 (announced)

Coming back to Nexus 4, the most important reason to update to Android 4.4 will be the fact that it is built keeping lower hardware requirements in mind. This means that powerful hardware like Nexus 4 will run even faster than before.

The time has come to keep a watch on your phone for the latest version of Android. For the rest of the people owning a Samsung or an HTC, please stare annoyingly at your phone manufacturer.

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