smartphone dubbed Android 4.4.4_r2 KitKat which is said fix certain
network issues. The new firmware isnâ€™t a global release since itâ€™s being seeded to devices only on Telsta in Australia, New Zealandâ€™s 2Degrees, and in India.
Whatâ€™s interesting is that the Android 4.4.4_r2 update for the Nexus 5 is just a mere 2MB in size. A post on XDA Developers notes that the only changes it introduces are radio-related to make the device work better in the said locations.
The new firmware update
is being seeded over the air and can be downloaded manually as well,
but with a huge 442MB size. The current firmware carries the build number
KTU84P, while the new one is KTU84Q. Youâ€™ll be able to know if youâ€™re
already on the latest release by checking the â€˜About phoneâ€™ tab in the
If youâ€™re in India or have a Nexus 5
running on Telsta in Australia or 2Degrees in New Zealand, we highly
recommend getting the update. Users from other countries, however, can
still acquire the firmware through Google, but it wouldnâ€™t be wise to flash it to your device, especially since thereâ€™s nothing new to benefit from.
Also see: Android KitKat adoption boosts, beats Ice Cream Sandwich finally
Apart from the new KitKat build, Google has also started rolling out an update for its Glass wearable. The new release brings in various new features including an overhaul of the interface
which now flaunts a cleaner appearance. Apart from this, connectivity
has been improved along with network handling.
To manually check for the Android 4.4.4_r2 KitKat update on your
Nexus 5, head over to the â€˜Software updateâ€™ tab under â€˜About phoneâ€™ in
the Settings menu.