It is not uncommon for Nexus devices to regularly receive updates and fixes. After all, it’s one of the reasons why people by them, aside from the amazing hardware, of course. Still, it is surprising to hear that Google has quite silently rolled out an update for the Nexus 7 that slightly increments the Android version to 4.3.1.
It’s been only half a month or so since the LTE version of Google’s latest Nexus 7 tablet started hitting stores, especially in the US, where the device has yet to be certified by Verizon. In the meantime, Google has made the Android 4.3 factory images and binaries for the device available in aid of developers and modders who want to play around with the Nexus 7 but still have something to fall back on if things go awry.
Google has previously sent out updates to the Nexus 7, but this is the first time that bumps up the version number to 4.3.1. It seems that, aside from the usual performance and stability improvements that go with most updates, this one brings in some new features such as the ability to create restricted profiles for family or friends or for using the tablet in a kiosk setting. The update also installs the quick note-taking Google Keep app by default.
The update is said to only be 9.42 MB in size so the update process should probably be relatively painless. As always, the update isn’t arriving on all Nexus 7 LTE devices at the same time. If you’re one of those who own one and are getting the update, do let us know how it goes.