Nexus 4 owners, your time has come. Users are reporting that the Android 4.4 update is hitting the last Google flagship phone, starting today. With the update, you’ll get access to all the minor tweaks and changes Google has made, as well as the newest runtime for Android.

Android 4.4 is a shift in Android theory as much as it is an update, as we saw with the Nexus 7 and 10 having issues that needed a fix before getting the upgrade. The Nexus 4 doesn’t seem to have run into any issues ahead of the upgrade, so users should be just fine. This should set into motion a wider update for Nexus devices, too.

Now that the Nexus 4 has begun receiving an update, and the flagship tablets have seen a mystery bug fix prior to the Android 4.4 switch, we expect to see a rapid expansion of the newest OS. Of course, this still doesn’t solve the matter of the Galaxy Nexus not getting KitKat, but that’s just not going to happen, save for a custom ROM elsewhere. The Nexus 4 seeing Android 4.4 also closes the door on a potential can of worms for Google.

The Moto X, with Verizon of all carriers, has already started seeing the update. That’s an OEM device (even though it’s Motorola, a Google company) getting the update on the strictest of carriers ahead of Google’s almost-current flagship. By rolling this one out now, Google ended an uproar before it began. The OTA update is rolling out now, so be on the lookout… or just mash the “check now” button under “System Updates”.

  • SS

    Well fcuck you Google. I will not update my N4 with this peace of sh*t.
    You can’t finish your chrome to be used with swipe tabs. Your new gmaps apps street view is laggy.
    You are forcing us, if we use a-gps to feed you with data ?! WTF??
    And you want us to receive ads from you ?? Thanks no.

    keep this bloatware for you !

    And as I like to say : polite as usual – go fcuck your self.

    • Nickan Fayyazi

      What ads? You mean the ones that show up in Google Search? Not a big deal to me, and updating to KitKat won’t change anything.

    • rlw777

      It’s called reading! Top to bottom, left to right… a group of words together is called a sentence. Take Tylenol for any headaches… Midol for any cramps.

  • George F Bush

    When the F will it be available in Sydney g?

  • Richard Sokaev

    Where is the fucking launcher ?? I have my old android OS 4.3 Jelly Bean Style. I thought Google said that we getting the Launcher too. What this shit ?!

    • dingdongkaka

      i agree what the fuck google???

  • jedicriss

    happened the same to me, i dont have the launcher

  • Guest

    My phone is not starting up after updating ….. Bhu hu hu hu….. Even after HARD RESET….