CRUNCH-CRUNCH: Android 4.4.4 KitKat Available now for Nexus Owners
Google has released the Android 4.4.3 KitKat for almost all Nexus devices, Google Play Edition smartphones, and many Moto smartphone owners almost a week ago, and now it has surprised everybody with an early release of Android 4.4.4 KitKat, which comes in the form of factory images for Nexus owners.
Factory images of Android 4.4.4 KitKat appear on developer site
The factory images and binaries of Android 4.4.4 KitKat have been released for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 (2012) and even the Nexus 10; in a move that many of us were expecting to see at the upcoming Google I/O conference. However, according to Sprint carrier and some other online pundits, this seems to be just a small firmware update meant for increasing the security, so maybe it’s better for Nexus owners to wait for the safe release which will most likely be announced at the upcoming conference.
For those who don’t know a factory images is something that developers get for each version of Android for Nexus devices. This is what developers use to get back to the stock version. So, if you will download Android 4.4.4 KitKat right now by using factory images, this will resulting in data wipe out, so proceed with caution and only if you know what you’re doing.
As of now, an official changelog hasn’t been made available, but we should see Android 4.4.4 Kitkat become available via the usual software update notifications in the near time.