Google has finally decided to release the KitKat 4.4.4 factory image for the LTE variant of Nexus 7 (2013). Nexus 7 (2013) LTE Android KitKat 4.4.4 update is now available on the Google Developers Blog for you to download (link provided in the post).
Factory images are the original, unadulterated system images for your Android device. These images can be used to recover your device from brick or getting your device back into the factory state if you ever experience problems with your device.
The factory images released by Google are nothing but the latest build version of Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P). This firmware build was release for the rest of Nexus family over three months ago in form of an OTA (Over-The-Air) update. The Nexus 7 (2013) received the update then but for some strange reasons LTE variant was left behind. Even now, the update isn’t released in form of an OTA update but just as a factory image download, thus meaning that you will have to install them manually.
Perhaps Google simple forgot to push out the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE Android KitKat 4.4.4 update when it released the updates for other devices. Whatever the reasons may be, it’s nice to see that the Nexus (2013) has finally received the latest Android 4.4.4 update, just a couple of weeks before the next version of Android – Android 5.0 which is scheduled to be released soon.
The update is about 472 MB in size and can be downloaded from the official Google Developers Blog. The official instructions to install the update on your device manually are also present on the link. Just make sure that you follow the instructions properly and don’t make any mistakes.
Do you have a Nexus 7 (2013) LTE? What do you think about the massive update delay in releasing the Android 4.4.4 update for your device? Have you installed the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE Android KitKat 4.4.4 update ? Please review the update for our readers.