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Android 4.5 Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 Could Arrive a Month After I/O

Most sources are reporting that Google will soon release the Android 4.5 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10, but no one can tell us for sure when will the new Android iteration will see the light of day. We strongly believe that the Android 4.5 update for Neuxs and Google Play Edition devices will be rolled out about a month after Google’s I/O developers conference.

No, we don’t have the information from an “anonymous tipster,” nor from a “trusted insider.”It’s just an educated guess based on Google’s previous launches.

We’ve seen in the last couple of years that Google is releasing two incremental updates a year, on in the summer, the other late October. In 2012 they launched Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the Nexus 7 2012 in July, October 2012 brought us the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, then, one year later, Android 4.3 and Nexus 7 2013 were introduced in July, followed by the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 in October. There’s no single reason why Google would want to change the pattern. The recent Android releases allowed OMEs to update their smartphones way faster than before and that exactly what Google wants in order to reduce Android fragmentation.

In the past few years, the Google I/O events were centered on the company’s services rather than on new Android versions and new Nexus devices. We believe that this year’s I/O edition will focus on Android Wear and the first Android Wear smartwatches, as well as on introducing new design guidelines for developers, deeper Google Now integration in Android, and probably on a so-called Google Fit service, a rival against Apple’s iOS 8 Health.

Google will most likely introduce its next Android iteration during a separate event held about a month after I/O (same as last year with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Nexus 7 2013). Rumor has it that Android 4.5 will be launched synchronized with the debut of a new tablet manufactured by HTC, Nexus 8. Soon after the said event, Google will release the Android 4.5 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and other supported devices.

What are your expectations for Android 4.5? Do you believe that Android is missing any feature? Please let us know in comments.

  • shrii

    Camera quality shutter speed is slow main thing lacking in nexus

  • john d

    I like feature. Android 5.4 should have more like iPhone.

    • Brian

      If you like features then you definitely don’t want Android to regress to the functionality of an iPhone.

  • Pat Mantle

    Should be able to add settings to the drop down screen… Like the 1+1 is going to offer

  • !!!

    Waste of time! Please post something credible rather than your guesses!

  • Full flac support including vorbis tag recognition.

  • mjr

    We would like to see new interface

  • bob

    Help….random reboots!!!!!!!

  • Jeffrey Fazal

    4.4 KitKat version proved worst for Nexus 5 and latest updated 4.4.3 made it
    even more worsen. I am facing quick battery drainage problem in it from last 4
    months due to camera bug which is still not sort out. To overcome this issue
    from my end, I recently installed a wireless car charger from Amazon
    www .amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F5XPCSC
    to keep it fully charged all the time in order to stay connected with the
    world. Hope 4.5 Version do some magic?

    • Abu Junayd

      I had the same problem. I found somewhere that Amazon apps were the culprit, so I uninstalled the 2 Amazon apps from my nexus 4 and bingo! No more battery drain. The battery usage was showing Google+ as the problem but it seems the Amazon apps where causing it to stay awake. No idea why.
      But before I uninstalled them my battery didn’t last a whole day even though I wasnt using those apps. Now my battery last 1 day and a half.

    • Evan

      I can no longer unlock my nexus 7 using the camera as it widens my face… horrible update can you uninstall these incremental “improvements”?

  • sanjeev singh

    In contacts notes shows some data not all, to view all notes contact needs to be open in edit mode.
    I hope this will be corrected in updates to come

  • Pravesh Shukla

    File manager. Camera quality. Camera feature that other company provides

  • I agree base it on facts!

  • I was informed they dropin the nexus 7 support for the nexus 8 4.5… So could do without specululation, being an owner of the devices! Wasn’t happy with Google choice and aired my opinion…!

    • sleepy head

      I don’t think they’re dropping the nexus 7 yet maybe the next major update it won’t qualify first device that will stop getting supported is the 2012 nexus 7…that’s what I like about Google devices even if they are 2-3 years old Google still provides updates unlike other manufacturers.

      • Yes granted… I’m an avid Google user! Bring on the updates…

  • Adam Holland

    Sooner da better to fix da 4.4.3 catrasracy

  • Arfeen

    call and sms blocker faclity

    • lolote

      it vas that already o.o

  • Mahesh Babu

    I have a nexus 5 with Android 4.4.3. There is a battery drain problem.can you people please correct it in future updates ..

  • Ahmad Saif

    they can fix the bug that restarts the nexus 4 while using the snapchat, it would be great 🙂

  • Allan C

    Would definitely like to see voicemail notification!

    • Works for me. Must be your network/carrier.

      • Allan C

        I’m with Sprint, not sure if that’s the issue or not. My Nexus 5 will notify me if I miss a call but no notification that there’s a voicemail.

  • Edward Jin

    Google needs to improve the Google docs, sheets and presentations!