The Nexus 4 Android 4.4.1 update was released by Google soon after the Nexus 5 was updated to the same firmware version. The new update is now being pushed to the Nexus 4 users over-the-air so the system update notification might be waiting for you already.
The build number of the Android 4.4.1 OTA update for Nexus 4 is labeled KOT49E, and, for the time being an official changelog is not available. All we know is that it improves the camera of the Nexus 5, but there’s no mention about the changes brought for the Nexus 4.
As usual, the Android 4.4.1 KOT49E OTA update for Nexus 4 is being rolled out in phases, therefore some of you might not be able to download and install it right away. If you didn’t receive the system updated message in the notifications area, you can give it a shot and try to perform a manual check. In order to do so you must go to Settings > About Phone > System update and hit the Check for updates button.
Alternatively, you can download the ZIP file for the Android 4.4.1 KOT49E OTA update from Google’s server and flash it to your Nexus 4. If you don’t know how to do it, you can stick with us as a tutorial on how to flash Android 4.4.1 KOT49E on Nexus 4 will be ready in the next couple of hours.
As you probably know, the Nexus 4 boasts about a 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus screen with 768 x 1280 resolution, quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB RAM, 8 or 16 GB internal storage, 8 MP rear-facing camera with full HD video recording capabilities, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and microUSB 2.0, plus a 2,100 mAh battery.
It’s also worth mentioning that if you previously rooted your Nexus 4, the Android 4.4.1 update will remove the root access, but it can be easily fixed by re-rooting your device.