Tuesday , March 28 2017

Android 4.4.2 rolling out days after 4.4.1 update


Just days after Google released Android 4.4.1 for its Nexus range of devices, the search giant has pushed out an update to Android 4.4.2, rolling out to Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 devices this morning.

The official changelog remains unchanged, acknowledging camera fixes for the Nexus 5, and bug fixes and performance improvements for other devices in the range.

With the update applied, we’re seeing the following version details on a Nexus 5:

  • Android version: 4.4.2
  • Kernel: 3.4.0-gadb2201 [email protected] #1 Wed Nov 20…
  • Build: KOT49H

We’ve got the following download links available for users who wish to download in advance of receiving the OTA update notification in the fullness of time:

If you’ve received the update, or if you’ve applied them from the download links above, do let us know in the comments if you’ve noticed any changes!

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Source: Android Central, and Android Police.
Thanks: Ausdroid tipsters via email and Facebook.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

  • Avon Perera

    The HDR+ mode in the camera now has a progress indicator

    • nitzer71

      Was already the case for Nexus 5 with 4.4.1

      • Avon Perera

        My N5 skipped 4.4.1 and went straight to 4.4.2

        • zipfox

          .. still waiting for even 4.4.1 for my N5 🙁

  • Dave

    Yet to receive 4.4.1 on my 2013 N7 ^_^’

    • Joshua Hill

      Me too. Anybody received the 4.4.1 update OTA in Australia?

      • Harpersneil

        Not me.

        • Joshua Hill

          Just clicked the check for updates option and I’m downloading 4.4.2 now. Hope you get it soon too.

      • Ronaldo Rivera

        Josh I wouldn’t hold my breath. We seem to be in the latter stages of OTA rollouts. Just adb sideload it then happy days :).

    • Dave

      4.4.2 just came through this morning, skipping 4.4.1.

  • Anthonaut

    Still waiting for 4.4.1 on my N5!

    • Harpersneil


  • toast

    Hey yes. It’s 4.4.2. Just installed it a few moments ago.
    I would assume they found a bug at the last moment.

  • jason

    Skipped 4.4.1 to 4.4.2

    • Cam


  • Harpersneil

    Does anyone KNOW if there’s any truth in the fact that the order in which people received updates has nothing to do with where they live. ie Asking if anyone has received the update “in Australia” is pointless.

    • Joshua Hill

      I did get 4.4 update within a day or two for my N7 2012 but had to wait almost the full two weeks for my 2013 model update. Other users here say they’ve gotten the 4.4.2 update but I’d certainly appreciate it if they were more detailed and confirmed they received this OTA.

  • Paul Gus

    Just got 4.4.2 on my Nexus 7 2012 (from 4.4.1), too early to tell any difference though…

  • Andy Matee

    Why hasn’t the update arrived to my nexus 5?

    • Dave

      same here man, I don’t know whats going on? I don’t wanna mess with ADB so Im just gonna wait

    • vtwkang

      Google typically staggers its Android OTA updates, so you’ll get it soon enough.

      If you’re impatient, you can download the images from the links in the article and install it yourself, although that’s somewhat more complicated than simply waiting for the OTA update.

  • Vossy

    Also skipped 4.4.1 and went straight to 4.4.2, only got my nexus 5 a week ago too

  • John Heller

    Got the update this morning on Nexus 5. Went straight from 4.4 to 4.4.2. Camera is noticeably faster, Photos is the default viewer.
    Also, is it just me or has the colour saturation on the display been increased slightly?

  • vtwkang

    Pleasantly surprised when I received the update today.

  • Sean

    Only thing I notice is that the notification bar is translucent on the lock screen and they changed out the remaining blue bars on the app tray for white. Also a few revisions to they keyboard symbol layout and typing sounds. Just got it on my 2012 nexus 7.

  • Dave

    WHy do I not have this update yet?? can someone please explain why other have received it and I have not?

    • AdamM

      I’m still waiting for 4.4.1 (or now 4.4.2) on both my Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2012) devices. Hey ho, it’ll get here eventually.

      • Wayno

        Me too – same devices 🙂

    • Gregory Williams

      Google stagger release updates so if there is a major bug not many people are effected by it. They do it with every update, if you haven’t noticed,

  • Jiten Meitei

    Can I get the features of the Android 4.4.1 if I get the update of 4.4.2 directly from 4.4?

  • V-Man

    I side loaded 4.4 to my nexus 7 2012 but just received the OTA to 4.4.2

    I’m a bit over the nexus stuff myself I just got a galaxy S 3 and am much happier now. If I get bored I’ll flash a custom ROM. I had way to many compatibility problems with my N4

  • Monica Oda

    I am waiting for the Nexus 10 cost to drop.

  • nity.1

    How to make 4.4.2 version now we’ve 4.4.1 Galaxy Nexus phone

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