Google Nexus 10 is Getting Android 4.4.1, Google is Preparing Update for Other Nexus Devices?

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By Precious Silva | December 5, 2013 2:08 PM EST

It appears Google has been prepping up for an update to Android 4.4 KitKat. Reports suggest that the market may see another version of Android 4.4 KitKat. According to analysts, seeing the rollout of the Android 4.4 KitKat on other Nexus devices, it is likely Google will release an update to their current operating system.

Android Community reports that Android 4.4.1 and the Nexus 10 have been experiencing issues. Google has been testing the update on a range of devices including the Nexus 4. The 9 to5Google website also issued a metrics showing a range of Nexus devices visiting their site running on the updated version of the Android.

The devices reportedly stem from Santa Clara area in California. This can be well within Google's backyard. People can see the metrics from 9to5Google's report here.

Whereas, the Android 4.4 update continues to roll out to consumers, there are no added details what the update will be offering. There are a number of complains about Android 4.4 KitKat though nothing major to spark a major update. Android 4.4 KitKat offers a range of minor back end tweaks. The update also provides a fresh runtime which offers more speed on reference devices.

Many sources expressed their interest over seeing Google Now launcher on a range of Nexus devices. For now, the swipe-to -the-left function for Google Now is available only to Nexus 5. Seeing that the hype over the flagship will go down in a while, people would like to see the features on other handsets apart from the Nexus 5. It would be a great move for Google to bring the subtleties to other handsets. It would also be a nice touch for Google to bring out the translucent backgrounds to other devices. 

As Android Community reports, it will be great to have an Android 4.4.1 update although it might complicate the current fragmentation issue with Android 4.4 KitKat. Whereas Apple's iOS sits perfectly find with 95% of its users using a similar OS version, it is a different case for the Android group. The platform is much more complicated. Despite the support for a singular Android version, the number of updates only adds to the fragmentation issue. 

Unless Google plans on doing something about the updates, the value of first run adoption may go down in the months or years to come.

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