Android 4.4 KitKat

Mixed news for Nexus users waiting for Android KitKat update

Android 4.4 KitKat has started to roll out to both the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, including last year’s version of Google’s 7-inch device. Sadly, though, the update is for Wi-Fi only units.

So not only will owners of mobile data-enabled Nexus tablets be left out in the cold, anyone with a Nexus 4 will also be excluded for now. It is likely that the roll-out will include more devices as soon as the initial update phase has been completed.

Although the update process is moving a little slower than many users had been hoping for, it is unlikely that those with mobile data-enabled tablets or the Nexus 4 will have to wait for too much longer.

One of the highlights of Android KitKat is the fact that it can run on devices with only 512 MB RAM. This support for older hardware is key in Google’s fight against fragmentation – ensuring as many devices as possible are running the same version of Android.

Therefore, owners of other Nexus devices should maintain hope that they won’t have to wait too long before news of the Android KitKat update lands in their notification tray.