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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!

Source: Android CentralAndroid Police.
Thanks: Ausdroid tipsters via email and Facebook.
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nity.1
nity.1
5 years ago

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

Monica Oda
Monica Oda
6 years ago

I am waiting for the Nexus 10 cost to drop.

V-Man
V-Man
6 years ago

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

Jiten Meitei
Jiten Meitei
6 years ago

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

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

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

AdamM
AdamM
Reply to  Dave
6 years ago

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
Wayno
Reply to  AdamM
6 years ago

Me too – same devices 🙂

Gregory Williams
Gregory Williams
Reply to  Dave
6 years ago

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,

Sean
Sean
6 years ago

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.

vtwkang
vtwkang
6 years ago

Pleasantly surprised when I received the update today.

John Heller
John Heller
6 years ago

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?

Vossy
Vossy
6 years ago

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

Andy Matee
Andy Matee
6 years ago

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

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Andy Matee
6 years ago

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

vtwkang
vtwkang
Reply to  Andy Matee
6 years ago

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.

Paul Gus
Paul Gus
6 years ago

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

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
6 years ago

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
Joshua Hill
Reply to  Harpersneil
6 years ago

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.

jason
jason
6 years ago

Skipped 4.4.1 to 4.4.2

Cam
Cam
Reply to  jason
6 years ago

Same

toast
toast
6 years ago

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.

Anthonaut
Anthonaut
6 years ago

Still waiting for 4.4.1 on my N5!

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
Reply to  Anthonaut
6 years ago

Same!

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

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

Joshua Hill
Joshua Hill
Reply to  Dave
6 years ago

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

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
Reply to  Joshua Hill
6 years ago

Not me.

Joshua Hill
Joshua Hill
Reply to  Harpersneil
6 years ago

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

Ronaldo Rivera
Ronaldo Rivera
Reply to  Joshua Hill
6 years ago

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
Dave
Reply to  Dave
6 years ago

4.4.2 just came through this morning, skipping 4.4.1.

Avon Perera
Avon Perera
6 years ago

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

nitzer71
nitzer71
Reply to  Avon Perera
6 years ago

Was already the case for Nexus 5 with 4.4.1

Avon Perera
Avon Perera
Reply to  nitzer71
6 years ago

My N5 skipped 4.4.1 and went straight to 4.4.2

zipfox
zipfox
Reply to  Avon Perera
6 years ago

.. still waiting for even 4.4.1 for my N5 🙁