Dec 9th, 2013


Some folks have been peeved that their Nexus devices haven’t received the camera-fixing upgrade to Android 4.4.1, but there’s a reason for that — it seems Google wanted to get those who were queued up to the brand new Android 4.4.2 update instead! This upgrade doesn’t change much over 4.4.1, but it does bring a bevy of bug fixes that should go toward a better overall user experience.

Sprint’s version of the Nexus 5 is getting upgrade as well, so the carrier was nice enough to outline the different fixes folks can expect. Here’s the short list:

  • Fix for clearing the VM Indicator
  • Fix for delivery of the VM Indicator
  • Various additional software fixes
  • Security enhancements

You’ll be able to get this upgrade on all the latest Nexus devices, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7 tablets. The upgrades are rolling out over the air, but if you aren’t seeing them then be sure to check back soon as we’ll be tracking down the manual upgrade files for all these. Don’t forget to charge your battery and turn on WiFi, though we hear this is a very light upgrade by today’s standards.

[Update]: and here are the links. Use them at your own risk if you know how.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]