Nexus 7 And Nexus 4 Android 4.4 KitKat Updates: 3 Final Fixes And Details

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By Vanessa Francisco | December 5, 2013 8:00 PM EST

No more complaints reported about the Android 4.4 KitKat update being unavailable to Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 users who probably received the OTA over the weekend. Users who haven't seen the update should wait a few more days as these upgrades can take a few weeks to spread out completely. If it doesn't arrive within the next few days, it could be worth sideloading the Android 4.4 software into the device, which entails downloading the software from Google and installing it manually.

The biggest takeaway from the Android 4.4 KitKat roll out for Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 users is that their devices will always be one of the first even if Google takes its sweet time amid people threatening to jump ships. The process is not perfect, but it is in place such that the company can still ensure a smooth distribution to millions of users and catch issues at the same time.

Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 users should know that the Android 4.4 KitKat is still riddled with bugs. The initial reaction of users to Android 4.4 KitKat is positive but we are now seeing another side of the update now that the smoke is cleared.

Nexus 4 users have reported issues with the dialer after installing Android 4.4 as it continues to scrash every so often. Users have suggested a fix but average owners would have a hard time dealing with it. It is still on Google's shoulders to resolve the issue permanently.

Other problems include an exchange bug that wipes out the battery life on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 4, an issue that Google acknowledged. It has not offered a fix yet. But again, users have offered temporary fixes so others can manage before Google actually addresses the bug with a fix.

There are other problems such as a drop in performance and ghosting touch screen in the Nexus 7 and it's good for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 users to hold off upgrading if they haven't updated yet. The new bug fix update could be close for HTC One Google Play Edition. If Android 4.4.1 is rolling out to this device, it's safe to expect it to also roll out to other Android devices.   

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