Nov 18, 2013

How to get Android 4.4 update for Nexus 7?

Android 4.4 KitKat is supposedly released now, and news reports last week said that it was available for Nexus 7. I’ve gone into my settings and checked for updates, but it just says everything is up to date even though it is still on Android 4.3 and doesn’t give me any options to install anything. What do I need to do to get the 4.4 update?

Nexus 7 and 10 to update to Android 4.4 KitKat from today

"Google's flagship tablets are to start updating to its latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system today, the company has announced.

The 10-inch Nexus 10 and both 2012 and 2013 Wi-Fi models of the 7-inch Nexus 7 will receive the update "starting today", according to the official Android Twitter account.

Starting today, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 will be getting a tasty update to Android 4.4, KitKat"

Just be patient, it takes a few weeks for an OTA rollout to be completed. They don’t just update every single device on day one. Some people have already gotten the update, but it’s more or less a matter of luck on your timing. Google has made the factory image for 4.4 KitKat available, so you could flash it yourself if you feel comfortable doing so. For that average user, I would say just wait a little longer. It shouldn’t be more than a week or two until you get an OTA update. Here is the link to the factory image if you want it: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images#nakasi

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