Nexus users have reason to cheer as those that had still not been getting their Android 4.4 KitKat update would be getting so or might have already started to get the update. Nexus 5 users would be getting Android 4.4 KitKat loaded on their devices as it is, for this is the latest in the line up of Google handsets. So far as the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets go, they would be getting their update today. For Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, users would have to yet wait a while longer.
Google released the android KitKat version about a fortnight ago. At its launch time, Nexus 5 was the only device that was being launched by Google and they did load the OS on that device. Google had indicated that past and future devices would all have this OS on it. While the future may have, Google does need to pay more attention to the devices of past. That the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, which are 2012 and 2013 releases have received their update does show Google’s intent to keep to their word.
There is however a catch to the updating process. Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 which have a mobile data feature in them are not part of the update. Instead, it is only the Wi-Fi enabled devices that would be receiving the update and not the other devices. Dates for the other devices to get their updates have also not been specified by Google.
Another device that Google has completely excluded in their KitKat update is the Galaxy Nexus. There is the issue of one year and half and more that the device had been released and therefore Google not supporting it any further so far as upgrades go. Users of the device however are trying to get Google to allow them as well into the update circle.
After users of the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 have updated their devices to KitKat the actual difference in working of the devices would be known, for it is then that these users are expected to report back their hands-on experiences with the new OS version.