Android 4.4 KitKat Update Rolling Out to Nexus 7 (2012, 2013) and Nexus 10 Updated

3G Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 will soon receive the update as well

Android enthusiasts who own a Nexus tablet will be pleased to know Google has just kicked off the rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat update for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

According to a tweet, only those who own a Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) or a Nexus 10 tablet will be able to upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat platform.

A second message on Google+ mentions 3G version of Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 will receive the update soon: “Starting today, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 will be getting a tasty update to Android 4.4, KitKat. Stay tuned, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 versions with mobile data will be getting the update soon!”

Keep in mind the update is deployed in stages, so it might take a while until it reaches all Nexus tablets. Obviously, users will be able to upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat OTA (over the air), but for now we have no idea how long it takes to update either of the tablets.

The new version of Google platform brings lots of new features and improvements, including Cloud Print, to HP ePrint printers and to other printers that have companion apps in the Google Play Store.

Users will now be able to open and save document files on Google Drive, other cloud storage services or directly on the device. Creating and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations for the tablet with the new Quickoffice is now easier and faster than before.

Other highlights of the Android 4.4 KitKat include: Bluetooth MAP support, Chromecast support, Chrome web view, Closed captioning, Device management built-in, Download app redesign, Easy home screen switching, Email app refresh, Full screen wallpapers with preview and HDR+ photography.

Moreover, the latest Android platform released by Google brings Infrared blasting, which allows users with devices that come packed with infrared to use them as remote controls for TVs and other nearby devices.

Wee will keep an eye out for any future updates for Nexus 7 3G and Nexus 4, so stay tuned for more info on the matter.

[UPDATE]: Reports have just started to emerge that Nexus 7 and 10 do not come with Google Experience Launcher, which is only available on Nexus 5. Check out more details on the original thread.

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