Google has begun making an upgrade to the latest version of the Android operating system available to most of the tablets in its Nexus series.
One of the advantages of Google’s Nexus models is they run a “stock” version of Android and generally get new versions before any rival devices. Android 4.4 (KitKat) debuted a few weeks ago, and the Google Nexus 7, Nexus 7 II, and Nexus 10 are the first tablets that are getting upgrades.
These are initially available for the Wi-Fi-only versions of these tablets, but Google promises that the cellular-wireless versions will get theirs soon.
What’s New in Android 4.4
This latest version of Android offers a number of tweaks, but can not be considered a major upgrade.
Google improved the overall performance so that devices running it offer better multitasking.
A new full-screen mode has been added so that apps can hide everything else, including the Status Bar. And Google Print has been built into the OS.
Have you read our review of the Google Nexus 7 II?