We received a report a moment ago from a reader who was notified to update his Nexus 7 (2012) to Android 4.4.2 (build KOT49H). We’re still awaiting more info from him, but a user on reddit and another on XDA also are confirming the arrival of yet another update.
We should point out that Sprint support is showing that the Nexus 5 is due an update to build KRT49H (pretty sure it’s KOT49H) today, which is a build we have yet to see. The Nexus 5 just received its Android 4.4.1 update last week as build KOT49E. (more…)
What, did you think only the Nexus 5 was getting the Android 4.4.1 love today? Not so fast. The 4.4.1 update file for the Nexus 4 is now available as well. We have the direct Google download link for you below to bring you to build KOT49E.
Download Link (51.9MB)
In order to sideload this, you’ll have to be running stock KRT16S. Sideload instructions can be found here. (more…)
With the Android 4.4.1 update now available for the Nexus 5, we took its updated camera for a spin, but also compared it to the 4.4 camera on a non-updated Nexus 5. It’s pretty obvious through a few simple tests that the 4.4.1 camera is indeed improved. Google told us that we should expect to see “faster focusing, especially in low light, faster white balancing, for truer colors,” and “less shutter lag.” I’d say all of that is true.
We’ll try to put together some camera comparison shots here in a few, but for now, take a look at this quick video to see the differences. (more…)
Well, here you go, the Android 4.4.1 (build KOT49E) update is now available for the Nexus 5. We are flashing now, and will update this post in a minute.
Download Link (56.6MB)
In order to sideload this, you’ll have to be running stock KRT16M. Sideload instructions can be found here.
Update: We put together a comparison video of the Nexus 5 with the 4.4.1 camera vs. the 4.4 camera.
This morning, a report surfaced suggesting that Android 4.4.1 would be rolling out to the Nexus 5 over the coming days to address its pitiful camera experience. According to the official Nexus Google+ page, the update is actually starting today.
Once we have the file, direct URL from Google, or confirmation of someone receiving the update, we’ll be sure to pass it along. We know how many of you now own the Nexus 5 and will surely be ready for an improved camera. I know we are. In our review, the camera is really the only negative we had for the phone and cannot wait to see how Google has addressed all of its issues. (more…)
Google is doing it, they are really doing it. According to a report out of The Verge, our friends in Mountain View have spent some time over the few weeks since the introduction of the Nexus 5 to address our biggest complaint – the camera experience. Android 4.4.1 will arrive in the next few days with all sorts of new camera tweaks and improvements, from adjusting the autofocus, exposure, and white balance, to simply making everything faster. It also sounds like this is only the beginning of a camera overhaul for Google’s new flagship phone. (more…)
According to sources of ours, the US Cellular variant of the Moto X will finally receive its Kit Kat (Android 4.4) update starting tomorrow. As build 13.11.3, users will see the entire new Kit Kat experience, along with improvements to the camera, Active Display, Touchless Control, and Motorola Assist. US Cellular is also planning to throw in updates to some of their bloatware apps as well.
With US Cellular’s variant receiving the update, I believe that leaves Sprint as the lone Moto X without Android 4.4. And we thought Verizon was slow. (more…)
This evening, Google posted up the official Android distribution numbers. Last month, Jelly Bean creeped past the 50% mark, and this month, it seems that it hasn’t slowed down yet, now on 54.5% of devices up from 52.1%. As for the newest version of Android, Kit Kat (Android 4.4), it appears that it is currently on only 1.1% of devices, a somewhat dismal number, but there’s plenty of time for that number to grow. (more…)