Dec 11 2013
While a lot of people mentioned getting their updates for the Nexus 5 phone, there is still a lot of yearning on the part of Nexus 7 (both 2012 and 2013 editions) folks. So I figured I would take 2-3 minutes to let the world know that I got it OTA (over the air, automagically) for my Nexus 7 FHD 2013…
Essentially, as you can see in the screenshots, it was a 52MB download for me – I was already on 4.4 previously, also installed OTA over Wi-Fi. So the first screenshot shows the system wisely refusing to install the update until I plug the tablet in since it was low on battery power. As with any key system update, you do not want your system to crash or power off unexpectedly in the middle of a critical update.
The reboot took about 1 minute, and then the system update perhaps 3-4 minutes (OK, it seems like 20 minutes when you’re staring at the screen like watching water boil)… then it finally boots, and starts upgrading apps, or rather, optimising it. It takes about… roughly 10 minutes in all.
So now we can see from the screenshot of the about tablet screen (from the settings menu) that she’s officially on Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 and build number K0T49H … and kernel version 3.4.0-gac9222c .
All is well, and yes, I am very happy overall with the Nexus 7 2013 – I don’t have time for a full review, but after 2 months with it, I would say it’s the best tablet under $400 (that includes the iPad Mini Retina) and under $300 all in it’s a go-for-it good device.
Did you get your 4.4.2 update? Was it OTA, or did you cave in – unable to wait – and sideload install it manually? Feel free to comment & discuss below.