Android 4.4.2 KitKat update starts rolling out to Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update starts rolling out to Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10
Within weeks of the Android 4.4.1 update rolling out to Nexus 5 smartphones, Google has now started rolling out a new update dubbed Android 4.4.2 for the Nexus devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10). The Android 4.4.2 update comes with build number KOT49H and is supposedly a minor update for the Nexus device range. Notably, the Android 4.4.2 update will be accessible OTA (over-the-air).

One of our readers, Jubin Mathai, claims to have received the Android 4.4.2 update for his Nexus 5 smartphone in India, indicating the update has started rolling out for some Nexus devices (maybe just the Nexus 5) in the country. Mathai wrote on Twitter, "My #Nexus5 got updated today!"

The size of the Android 4.4.2 update varies: on the Nexus 5, the update is about 54MB, while on the Nexus 7 tablet, the update is about 40MB. The Android 4.4.2 update brings system enhancements for the entire Nexus device range. Specifically, on the Nexus 7, the Android 4.4.2 system update claims to bring performance, stability and bug fixes.

On the other hand, the Nexus 5's Android 4.4.2 update notification surprisingly claims to bring camera improvements (faster shooting, less shutter lag and motion blur, more accurate focusing and exposures, better white balancing for true colours) and performance improvements and bug fixes.

This is surprising, as earlier this month, Google had announced the Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 5, which had primarily introduced camera enhancements for the smartphone. The Android 4.4.1 update brought camera improvements like faster focussing, particularly in low light situations; quicker white balancing for truer colours; ability to pinch-zoom the viewfinder in HDR+ mode and less shutter lag.

In November, almost two weeks after the release of the operating system, Google officially rolled out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets.

However, it took some time for the Android 4.4 KitKat update to reach Indian shores as Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 users reportedly only received the update in the last week of November.

  • NEWS
  • Variants
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Brilliant display
  • Great performance
  • Guaranteed Timely Android updates
  • Bad
  • Mediocre camera
  • Battery backup could have been better
  • No external storage support
Display 4.95-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Front Camera 1.3-megapixel
Rear Camera 8-megapixel
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2300mAh
OS Android 4.4
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels

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Ketan Pratap
Ketan Pratap is the editor at Gadgets 360 - with over 12 years of experience covering the technology domain. With a breadth and depth of knowledge in the field, he's done extensive work across news, features, reviews, and opinion pieces. But what's truly inspiring about Ketan is how he spends his free time. He's often found gazing at snow-capped mountains from over 20,000 feet while sitting on the hood of his car, taking in the breathtaking beauty of nature. His passion for the great ...More
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