Nexus 5 and the rest of Google family get Android 4.4.2 update

If your Nexus device hasn’t gotten the update to Android 4.4.1 yet, don’t panic. Apparently that build wasn’t fully baked either, and now Google is pushing Android 4.4.2 instead.

The launch of the Nexus 5 revealed an exciting phone with some obvious software issues. The camera, audio, and a few other strange glitches left. Google recognized these issues as as largely fixable, and promised a software fix shortly after. Five weeks later Android 4.4.1 was announced and released to the public through a slow rollout. The update promised camera fixes, speaker fixes, and a host of corrections for the rest of Android 4.4. Apparently Google left out a few things, because Android 4.4.2 is now rolling out with significantly less fanfare or excitement.

The next incremental update to KitKat is described as containing software fixes, security updates, and a fix for an SMS based Denial of Service vulnerability that apparently only affected the Nexus line. These are not visual updates that users will notice, unless you own a Nexus 5. If you do happen to be using Google’s latest flagship, there’s a new wave of camera updates available to you. These updates are in addition to the HDR+ updates that were made available in the last OTA push, and handle white balance, blurring, and a faster focus.

Google is currently handling updates from Android 4.4 and Android 4.4.1 simultaneously, so regardless of which version you’re running currently there’s an update already rolling out to you. If you are brave enough to attempt an ADB sideload, make sure you are applying the correct update in order to get to Android 4.4.2.


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