Within weeks of the Android 4.4.1 update rolling out to Nexus 5
smartphones, Google has now started rolling out a new update dubbed
Android 4.4.2 for the Nexus devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus
10). The Android 4.4.2 update comes with build number KOT49H and is
supposedly a minor update for the Nexus device range. Notably, the
Android 4.4.2 update will be accessible OTA (over-the-air).
One of our readers, Jubin Mathai, claims to have received the Android
4.4.2 update for his Nexus 5 smartphone in India, indicating the update
has started rolling out for some Nexus devices (maybe just the Nexus 5)
in the country. Mathai wrote on Twitter, "My #Nexus5
got updated today!"
of the Android 4.4.2 update varies: on the Nexus 5, the update is about
54MB, while on the Nexus 7 tablet, the update is about 40MB. The Android
4.4.2 update brings system enhancements for the entire Nexus device
range. Specifically, on the Nexus 7, the Android 4.4.2 system update
claims to bring performance, stability and bug fixes.
On the other
hand, the Nexus 5's Android 4.4.2 update notification surprisingly
claims to bring camera improvements (faster shooting, less shutter lag
and motion blur, more accurate focusing and exposures, better white
balancing for true colours) and performance improvements and bug fixes.
is surprising, as earlier this month, Google had announced
the Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 5, which had primarily
introduced camera enhancements for the smartphone. The Android 4.4.1
update brought camera improvements like faster focussing, particularly
in low light situations; quicker white balancing for truer colours;
ability to pinch-zoom the viewfinder in HDR+ mode and less shutter lag.
November, almost two weeks after the release of the operating system,
Google officially rolled out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its Nexus 7 and Nexus 10
However, it took some time for the Android 4.4 KitKat
to reach Indian shores as Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 users reportedly only received the update in the last week of November.