Nexus 10 Getting Android 4.4 KitKat Starting Today
Google officially announced Android 4.4 KitKat along with Nexus 5 on October 31st, but, until now the software update didn’t hit any other device. Of course, except for the Nexus 5 which comes pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat.
Anyway, Google announced that the Android 4.4 update will be pushed to the Nexus 10 units, along with the WiFi-only variants of the Nexus 7 2012 and Nexus 7 2013 tablets. The tweet that announces that “starting today, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 will be getting a tasty update to Android 4.4, KitKat” doesn’t mention the exact time when the system update will begin to roll out, but it might take a couple of days before all Nexus 10 will be able to download and install the new firmware.
Android 4.4 KitKat is one the most important updates since the debut of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in June 2012. The change log includes full screen lockscreen album and movie art, a so-called immersive mode that makes apps and videos full-screen by hiding the status and nav bars, “smarter caller ID,” cloud printing, built-in NFC payments support, reduced memory usage, transparent navigation and status bars (it seems this is a Nexus 5-only feature, after all), and other such goodies.
If you didn’t receive the system update notification already, you can check for it manually by heading to Settings > About Tablet > System Update and hitting the Check for updates button every five or six seconds, just in case.
As a refresher, the Nexus 10 packs a 10.1-inch Super PLS TFT with 2560 x 1600 resolution, 16/32 GB of native storage, 2 GB of RAM, 5 MP and 1.9 MP rear and front-facing cameras, respectively, and a dual-core Exynos 5250 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz.
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