After much speculation, it seems the Android 4.4 KitKat update is
finally available for the 3G version of the Nexus 7 (2012) tablet in
India, following reports of the roll-out of the same update for the Nexus 4.
A Twitter user named Romario Fernandes posted
an image that shows the 'Android 4.4 System Update' notification on his
Nexus 7 Wi-Fi+3G tablet. Fernandes said on Twitter, "Just got the OTA
for my nexus 7 Wifi+3G."
The purported Android 4.4 system
notification on the Nexus 7 (2012) tablet reveals that the update is
about 186MB in size and can only be downloaded via Wi-Fi. Further, the
notifications said "via Wi-Fi only until November 23", which suggest
that later it might be downloaded over 3G network. The update
notification also includes some new features namely colourful Emoji
keyboard, and new Print feature.
The Android 4.4 KitKat iteration
brings some new features to the Nexus 7 tablets such as a new
translucent menu bar, which is located at the bottom of the screen; new
Emoji keyboard for emoticons in the native Google Keyboard; unified
Hangouts messaging app; smarter Google Now integration; better support
for cloud printing; and new Quick Settings notifications menu toggles
include a 'location settings' toggle.
Earlier on Friday, the Nexus
4 reportedly started receiving Android 4.4 KitKat update in India. As of now,
there is no official word from the search engine giant on the Android
4.4 rollout for both Nexus 7 tablet (Wi-Fi+3G) and Nexus 4 smartphone.
But recent tweets suggest that Google might be rolling out the update in
phases for the Nexus devices.
Earlier this month, Google
officially announced the rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat for its Nexus 7 and Nexus 10
tablets (Wi-Fi only models), available OTA. The search engine giant
confirmed the news via Android's Twitter and Google Plus accounts.
Google had also said the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 3G models would be
receiving their update soon.