17 Google apps updates rolling out, is this a sign that Google is readying KitKat for an imminent release?

October 30, 2013
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Just yesterday, Vic Gundotra and the Google+ team brought us some exciting new Hangouts and Google+ changes, and now that just leaves us waiting (extremely impatiently) for Google to unveil the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat. We have still yet to see any official event invites and with all the teasing and hinting, many folks are starting to think that Google might just release the handset and OS update out of the blue without any formal press event.

While we still aren’t sure exactly what Google has in store for us, it is interesting to point out that a ton of Google apps are all now rolling out updates. Wednesday is normally a day for Google app updates, so this wouldn’t generally be a big deal but there’s just so many of them: seventeen in total!

Some of these updates were marked to begin rolling out on the 28th, some for the 29th, and others for today. Here’s the list so far, as noted by Reddit user JLishere:

Not all of these are major apps, but there are quite a few heavy hitters including Drive, Chrome, Google Play services and Keep. Keep in mind that all these updates don’t necessarily mean that Android 4.4 KitKat is arriving immediately, but it certainly suggests that Google is getting things ready for the launch sometime in the near future.

Even if KitKat and the Nexus 5 doesn’t roll out right away as many of us hope, at least we will soon have plenty of new app updates to keep us occupied as the wait drags on.

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