Android v4.4.2 KitKat Stability Update Rolling Out for Nexus Devices: Report

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By Rohit KVN | December 10, 2013 5:51 PM EST

Google's Android team has reportedly released the second KitKat OS stability update to Nexus devices within a span of a week.

Last week, the company had begun rolling out the first KitKat v4.4.1 upgrade (KOT49E) to Nexus devices, but the process got stalled owing to glitches reported by some users at various tech forums. Hence, a new firmware (KOT49H) has now been released to fix the software flaws.

KitKat v4.4.2 change log released by American carrier Sprint shows:

  • Fix for clearing the VM (Voice-Mail) Indicator
  • Fix for delivery of the VM Indicator
  • Additional software fixes
  • Security Enhances.

The screen shot of KitKat  OS update v4.4.2 notification on Nexus 5 released by Android Central shows that the new firmware will also enhance the camera with faster shooting (less shutter lag, less motion blur), more accurate focusing, better white balancing for truer colours and performances.

According to reports, the update has been made available via OTA (Over-The-Air )to Nexus 5 as well as Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013 editions) and Nexus 10 (2012), and is expected to roll out on other Google affiliated devices - Samsung Galaxy S4 (Google Edition), HTC One (Google Edition) and Motorola X soon. 

Since the update is being rolled out in stages, the Nexus device owners in some regions might have to wait for a few more days.

For those impatient users, the new update can also be side-downloaded from the official Android page.

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