The Android 4.4 KitKat OS is what every user around with a high-end smartphone would be looking out for. The Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, the Google Play edition ones are the ones to follow the Moto X, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 to get the Android 4.4 KitKat official update. The official Android Google+ account said in a status today:
Starting today, Samsung GS4 and HTC One Google Play edition devices are getting an update to Android 4.4! Learn more about Android 4.4, KitKat: http://www.android.com/versions/kit-kat-4-4
The KitKat OS roll out for the HTC One GPEs was started early today and most of the devices would be getting the notification for the update today. Samsung too had announced its own open source kernel files for the KitKat update already. For the users who have the HTC One or Galaxy S4 not bought through the Play Store, can always try to get the update by manually doing it as the manufacturers have not already pushed anything for now, but the KitKat update for both of these devices is expected to be rolled out soon.
There are several Nexus 4 users too who have reported that the KitKat update is already installed on their devices after the OTA update arrived, but there are several who are yet to get an update. Right away you can try to install Android KitKat on your Nexus 4 usign the available custom ROM. Google has been generous to the Moto X users too, as the device through several carriers has been receiving the update – Moto X KitKat update.
The Android 4.4 OS version has come with a lot of changes, upgrades and improvements from the previous OS, i.e. the Android Jelly Bean and some of the devices are getting the update from the direct Android 4.1 or 4.2 version, which comes as a good news for the users of those particular devices, as they didn’t need to wait for the Android 4.3 update to be rolled out before the KitKat update.