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It’s been just over a month since Google officially announced the new Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat It's Official: Nexus 5 And Android 4.4 KitKat Are Here It's Official: Nexus 5 And Android 4.4 KitKat Are Here The Nexus 5 is now on sale in the Google Play Store and it's running the brand new Android 4.4 KitKat, which will also be rolling out to other devices "in the coming weeks." Read More , but it isn’t sitting on its laurels. There are already over-the-air (OTA) updates rolling out to Nexus devices, and depending on which one you have, you should be seeing a notification to download Android 4.4.1 or 4.4.2 soon.

Android 4.4.1 is the big update and brings a bunch of new changes. Google Nexus 5 reviews Google Nexus 5 Review and Giveaway Google Nexus 5 Review and Giveaway Approximately a year after Google released the Nexus 4, the company behind Android has come out with its successor -- the Nexus 5. Read More have noted that the camera isn’t as good as what you get on other smartphones, but the update is meant to fix that. It squashes some bugs and speeds up the overall performance of the camera, even with the optical image stabilization.

Apart from that, the new Photos app is now the default Gallery app, haptic feedback has been tweaked, volume issues have been sorted out, and a bunch of bugs have been fixed.

Koushik Dutta of CyanogenMod also says that the much-vaunted Chromecast Google Chromecast Review and Giveaway Google Chromecast Review and Giveaway We're giving away a Google Chromecast, so read through our review, then join the competition to win! Read More will get the ability to mirror the screen of your Android device soon, something that currently works only with solutions like Miracast:

From the patches I see in 4.4.1, they’ll be adding Android mirroring to Chromecast very soon. Unfortunately that API is not available to anyone but Google and the OEM. Similar solutions to different hardware can’t be built (Apple TV, etc).

But Android 4.4.1 didn’t fix every issue and Google has listened to user feedback and quickly released another update: Android 4.4.2, which fixes some more bugs, although Google hasn’t specified those in its changelog. If you haven’t got the original 4.4.1 update, you will be getting the option to go directly to 4.4.2 with a 54MB update.

Android Central rounded up the links needed to sideload Android 4.4.2 if you haven’t got an OTA update:


Source: XDA Developers ForumAndroid Central, Android Beat, Google+, The Verge

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  1. Navin
    December 14, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I got the 4.4.2 update on my nexus 4. Battery is draining.

  2. Andy
    December 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Downloaded the 4.4.2 update for my Nexus 4 and now the Bluetooth will not turn on?? HELP??

  3. Caroline W
    December 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Hi, I got the 4.4.2 update the other day for my Nexus 7 but the only difference I can see is the way App's are rated in the Play Store - the stars are placed differently. To be honest, mine looks, acts and works no different from when it was on Jelly Bean or when the first N7 came out... Am I missing something? :D

  4. Anthony
    December 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Just got asked :)
    Hopefully it turns out well for me!
    4.4.2 her i come!

  5. Shannon
    December 13, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Nice improvement on n4. Definitely faster.

  6. David Hope
    December 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I am going to be really annoyed if this isn't restored since I have just paid for a wireless receiver for my TV. This only happened when I updated to kitkat 4.4.2 it was there in 4.0 now it's gone.

  7. David Hope
    December 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Why have they removed the button on the pull down menu where I can send you nexus screen to my TV.

  8. ii
    December 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Just got the update now

  9. Dave
    December 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I dislike how my phone lies to me... My Nexus 5 keeps telling me that it is up to date with 4.4.0...

  10. David Masden
    December 12, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Received it Tuesday 12/10/13

  11. Peter
    December 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Still haven't received the update!

  12. Tech Lives
    December 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Does android 4.4.2 have the ability to counter the spy software like android spy

  13. Raj
    December 12, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Got updated to 4.4.2 in my N4 yesterday :) really cool...speed increased with performance...Transparency only in the lock screen :(

  14. Boogey
    December 12, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Already receive the update to 4.4.2.just wait

  15. Binny
    December 12, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I also just got update notification from 4.4.1 to 4.4.2

  16. m
    December 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I have not received any update ( not 4.4.1 or 4.4.2). The update is primarily to fix nexus 5 issues so why is any device getting it before nexus 5 does. Sad!

    • Kokapie
      December 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      I receive the update just a few min ago (4.4.2) on my nexus 4. Just wait,