Google rolled out Android 4.4.1 for the Nexus 5 and other Nexus-branded devices on Thursday evening. Its main changes include some much-needed camera fixes for the company’s latest smartphone, but the update brings other fixes and improvements that you may not have spotted yet.
So we’ve put them all together in a handy change log for you. Here’s everything you can expect from Android 4.4.1 on the Nexus 5.
Google released the original model of its flagship 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, back in June, 2012, and a month later the device was available to purchase from the Play Store with a £199 price tag in the U.K. However, if you didn’t have the opportunity or the wherewithal to pick one up at the time, it may be of interest to you to know that you can currently grab the 7-inch slate for just £159 from the popular United Kingdom based online retailer, Very.
Google unveiled the revamped model of its flagship 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, back in June, and a month later the device was available to purchase from the Play Store for $229. However, tomorrow Staples will be offering the slate for the discounted price of $199 as part of its Cyber Monday deals.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American readers! To get us in the mood for the day ahead, a couple of vendors on eBay have launched two new deals to contribute to the official Black Friday sale. For the next two days, you’ll be able to pick up Google’s latest flagship 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, for the discounted price of $189.99 for the 16GB model ($40 off), and $209.99 for the 32GB (that’s a full $60 off the retail price).
Last week, T-Mobile U.S. started accepting pre-orders for Google’s latest flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5, on its official website. And now, as expected, the handset is shipping and is available to purchase from any of the carriers nationwide bricks-and-mortar stores.
T-Mobile U.S. is now accepting pre-orders for Google’s latest flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5, on its official website. As expected, the handset’s total pricing is pretty similar to other operators on the market, however, T-Mobile is the only carrier to offer the device with a $41.99 down payment, followed by 24 monthly payments of $17, which adds up to a rather hefty $449.
The Nexus 5, as its name suggests, is the fifth smartphone to be born into the Nexus family, and by far the most powerful. Its 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 1080p display, and 2GB of RAM make it a big improvement over even last year’s Nexus 4.
So how far have Nexus smartphones come since the original HTC-built Nexus One made its debut back in January 2010? Check out the video below for an entertaining speed test between every Nexus smartphone ever built.
If you have a newer Nexus device, or the Google Edition Galaxy S4 or HTC One, then you won’t have to wait too long for the Android 4.4 KitKat update. But it’s safe to say everyone else is in for a lengthy wait. If you’re already feeling impatient and you want a bite of that KitKat early, then you may be interested to hear you can download and install the new launcher now.
Yesterday, Google unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5, and as expected the handset will ship running 4.4 KitKat, Android’s brand new version of software when it leaves the warehouse. In an effort to make life a little bit easier for developers Google has uploaded the official Android 4.4 factory images to its website so they can tinker with the Nexus 5’s ROM till their heart’s content prior to receiving the handset.