Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5: a recap of the day’s event

October 31, 2013
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After all the leaks, pictures, bluffs and fibs, Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5 are official. Released via the Google blog, the Android scene quickly ramped into an all-out frenzy over the newest flagship device and Android iteration from Google. With so much to take in, let’s recap the days events as they relate to all things Google.

  • Announced via the Google blog, and co-launched via the Android blog, Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5 became a reality. While not necessarily surprising, they were official, and that’s all we’ve been asking for.
  • If accessories are your thing, the Nexus 5 doesn’t disappoint. LG released a QuickCover for the Nexus 5, bringing OEM accessory support to Nexus like we’ve never seen. There was also the familiar bumper case for the Nexus 5, if that’s your thing.
  • Curious if your Nexus device is getting Android 4.4? Unless you have a Galaxy Nexus, you’re in luck. Google detailed the rollout for Android 4.4, and the Galaxy Nexus — with it’s carrier hangups — won’t be seeing the update. Time to retire an old friend, GNex owners.
  • Those without Nexus devices may be getting the update as well. HTC committed to updating their One lineup, while the Motorola website notes quite a few of their devices will get the bump.
  • Android is slimmed down, and ready for all kinds of devices. How did google accomplish that? We take a look at the new way Android accesses and treats memory. Developers now have a lot more tools to make great apps that work across devices.

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As we dive into the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4, we’ll be sure to keep you informed on all the goings on. Be sure to bookmark our Android 4.4 and Nexus 5 tags as well, and check back often.


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  • HayUGuise

    So I’m in the play store right now, and it says both 16GB and 32GB versions are available in both colors. its 9:45 PM central..

  • Shurikn Ibuki

    It’s funny how all your KitKat arcticle seem to suggest Nexus S and Nexus One will receive the update lol