Finally the Nexus 4 is getting the OTA of the Android 4.4 KitKat OS update officially, joining the Nexus other brethren the Nexus 5, 7 and Nexus 10. The actuall factory images for the Nexus gadgets shown up on the Google Developer pages a week ago and lots of people have manually upgraded to firmware already, but this time the official OTA will is released to the public, and comes with a small build version change to the KRT16S. At the same time, the Verizon Moto X is likewise getting the same OTA Android KitKat update. So good news for all that Android 4.4 KitKat revealed for Nexus 4 and Moto X.
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Android 4.4 KitKat Revealed For Nexus 4 And Moto X
It is very useful to make note of that the initial reports of Moto X update in fact came out prior to the Nexus 4 started receiving it, and crushing the Google declaration that the Motorola would not be receiving any preferential goodies when it comes down to the OS updates. It is excellent news for the owners of Moto X, who leap beautifully from the Android 4.2 to Android 4.4 and defeat the Nexus 4 owners with the KitKat punch. The Nexus 4 owners will not be pleased by this, because they always believed that Google must give a little bit of preferential treatment to the Moto at this time as they own the company.
The KitKat factory images for the Nexus gadgets on the Google’s Developer page have already been updated, since the last week’s KRT16O build, which means few bug fixes are included since the real images were published. So if you have installed this manually, you could possibly lump to this newer version also. Great to know that Google is focusing on bug fixes up to the every second OTA is out. If you are not familiar with what to expect to have on your own Nexus 4 KitKat update, have a look at Android 4.4 feature breakdown.