Nexus 4 Is Getting Android 4.4 KitKat OTA Update As We Speak

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The Nexus 4 is finally getting the highly-anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat OTA update, or at least that’s what the Android Central forum users are reporting. Even though Google didn’t release an official statement to announce that Android 4.4 is now being pushed to the Nexus 4, the screenshots posted by DigitalReality user in the aforementioned forum show that the new firmware is finally available for download OTA.

The first signs that indicated that the Nexus 4 is getting updated to KitKat, came just hours after Verizon started to push Android 4.4 to their Moto X units.

Considering that Google is also rolling out an update that aims to bring bug fixes to the Nexus devices that already received Android 4.4, the Nexus 4 KitKat update might have been delayed on purpose, in order to allow the Google’s software engineers to address the bugs found after the WiFi Nexus 7 (2012, 2013) and Nexus 10 were updated to the new version last week.

The Android 4.4 roll out for Nexus 4 was also signaled by Twitter users.

So far we know that the system update has a size of 238 MB and that the build number is labeled KRT16S. Because of the relatively big size of the software update we would recommend you to download it while connected to a WiFi hotspot.

In case the system update message didn’t pop up in your Nexus 4’s notifications area yet, you can check for it manually in Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check for updates. You should also know that this is a staged roll out, so not all Nexus 4 users will be able to perform the Android 4.4 update right away. Hopefully, someone would get the download URL soon, then everybody will be able to grab the update.

Did you get the Android 4.4 update on your Nexus 4? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Ole Ingeman Christensen

    YES! For 3 days ago! And yesterday I got it for my N7´s as well. (2012/2013) ;o)