One of the great benefits of owning a Nexus device, or a Google Play Edition of any other popular handset, is that the updates arrive quickly and without those cumbersome delays as vendors take the time to make their own personal tweaks. With Android KitKat 4.4.4 having trickled out a short while ago, those rocking the Nexus 5 have been able to get their fill almost immediately, and today, the search giant has rolled out a very minor bump to those based in Australia, New Zealand and India. Allied to this release of Android 4.4.4_r2, the Big G also pushed Glass’s software to XE19.1, and below, you can catch all of the relevant details regarding both updates.
First and foremost, let’s take a look at the Android update. As you might expect given the version number, Android KitKat 4.4.4_r2 (KTU84Q) is a very, very rudimentary raise on the original software (KTU84P) that first manifested itself a few weeks back, and is only rolling out to select markets. Those in Australia on Telstra, in New Zealand on 2Degrees and those in ownership of the device throughout India are currently the only targets of this newer build, and given that the update is a mere 2MB in size, it’s likely a minor performance tweak that users outside of these zones can comfortably overlook.
The update to the Glass software offers a little more to write home about, though, with XE19.1 stepping things up a notch or two from XE18.3 rolled out last month. Notably, the user interface has been subtly tweaked throughout, and given Google’s Material Design endeavors with Android L, it’s not surprising to see that its head-mounted tech is also being drafted into the movement with a much welcome tidy-up.
As well as the UI modifications, there are also some other general bug fixes and performance enhancements, and so if you happen to be a Glass Explorer, you’ll want to be diving right into this.
Although XE19.1 has been announced, though, it isn’t yet available, but should begin rolling out imminently. As always, we’ll give you guys the heads up when it does appear, so stay tuned to our coverage here at Redmond Pie!
You can download the Android 4.4.4 release 2 OTA from the link embedded below:
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