Canonical has announced that only the Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 7 (2013) will continue to get official Ubuntu Touch support starting with February.
Dozens of users are reporting that they are receiving over the air updates to their Nexus devices. The small update brings the firmware on the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (both generations) and the Nexus 10 to build number KOT49H
Google is apparently getting ready to roll out an Android 4.4.1 KitKat update to Nexus devices, as the new firmware version has been spotted on the Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 in server logs.
In an interview, Google’s Dave Burke revealed that Android 4.4 KitKat’s Project Svelte was possible thanks to a dumb Nexus 4 (dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM and qHD display).
After installing Android 4.4 KitKat, it appears that some Nexus 4 users are now reporting various issues, including a broken dialer app, lockscreen problems, a non-working home button and more.
This week in your world of Android, KitKat hit a Verizon phone before a Nexus, Cyanogen teased a new partner, news of a smart new Camera API surfaced, we heard rumors of Galaxy S5’s processor, Google updated several of its apps, and Samsung got slapped with a $290 million fine.
If the Android 4.4 KitKat OTA has yet to reach your Nexus 4, there’s now an alternative way to get it by downloading the OTA zip. To install through this method you’ll need to sideload through ADB, but you don’t need root access or unlocked bootloader.
The update, which has already begun rolling out to some users as an OTA, brings the build number to KRT16S, from the KRT16O of the original KitKat build that rolled out last week. This update applies to the Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi, the Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi, and the Nexus 10.
Some Nexus 4 users are reporting that the Android 4.4 KitKat OTA has finally graced their phones. The update comes just hours after the Verizon Moto X received the same bump to Android 4.4 and after Google rolled out a bug fixing update to some of its others Nexus devices.
The Android 4.4 KitKat factory images and drivers for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (all models) and Nexus 10 are officially available for download.