Google just released their latest OS update through Android 4.4 KitKat. The Android 4.4 KitKat update offers a variety of features including a more harmonized approach to the operating system. Likewise, the update has also decreased the fragmentation among the devices. Nonetheless, the OS is not close to being perfect as Google will soon roll out minor bug fixes for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

The Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are all receiving the OTA. Google has already started rolling it out so users can download and install it upon their discretion. For the 2013 Nexus 7, the installation file is around 3.4MB. It is safe to assume that all devices will have a similar size for file download. According to the Android Group:

The source code for a bugfix build (KRT16S) is being pushed to

kitkat-release and will be tagged as android-4.4_r1.2. This release

is for Android 4.4 KitKat available for Nexus 7

(deb/flo/grouper/tilapia), Nexus 4, and Nexus 10.

Additionally, proprietary binaries and factory images will be made

available shortly.

Proprietary binaries:

Factory images:


The update appears to be comparatively small and people can carry it out as soon as possible. What is interesting is that the update does not seem to be available for Nexus 5. According to reports, the download seems available only for the three devices. This roused enough interest prompting people to ask what the update can be about.

According to the announcement, it is a minor bug fix. It seems it has nothing to do with the audio on the devices since this should include the Nexus 5 on the list. Many users express the need for more translucent status bards and navigations bars particularly with the KRT16S build. However, Google has not released anything to address that so people will have to wait for another update.

It is best for users to update their devices and make sure they have all the fixes for bug fixes and other files. Devices that did not come out with Android 4.4 KitKat may need additional support and files to run the operating system properly. This should avoid other problems and system lags.