Nexus 7 (2012/13) 10 Android Updates OTA

AndroidKitKatThe Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 Wi-Fi models are being updated to Android 4.4, KitKat.

KitKat has vocal commands that are always-on to activate, you say "Ok Google."

Be sure to back up your data before updating your Nexus 7 or 10.  Be sure that it is at least 50% charged.

To check, go to Settings > System > About phone > System updates.  Follow prompts to download and install the update.

You may also receive a notification for Over-the-Air update.

MS Office users will like that "QuickOffice" features make it easier to save to cloud and print.  Chromecast gives a prettier picture to the home screen and the ability to watch streaming video on a connected HDTV  and the camera can combine photos.

Features of KitKat:

Here's a list of new features in Android KitKat 4.4

  • Chromecast has been integrated to show a full-screen album or movie art when your phone is locked. With KitKat and a Chromecast, you watch from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Google Play on your HDTV when connected.
  • The new immersive mode, clears the screen, when you swipe the edge of the screen, you get status bar back.
  • The new phone app puts people you talk to the most, on top.Caller ID looks up  phone number not in your contacts, to matches from businesses or a local listing on Google Maps.
  • You can print to a Google Cloud Printer to HP ePrint printers, and to other printers that have apps in the Google Play Store.
  • From QuickOffice, you can open and save files on Google Drive, other cloud storage services, or your device.
  • Bluetooth MAP support Android now supports the Message Access Profile (MAP) so Bluetooth-enabled cars can exchange messages with your devices.
  • The downloads app with new sorting options and different grid views for downloaded files.
  • Easy home screen switching.
  • The redesigned Email now has nested folders, contact photos and more navigation.
  • HDR+ photography HDR+ mode automatically snaps a rapid burst of photos and combines them to give you the best possible single shot
  • On devices with an infrared (IR), Android now supports remote control of TVs and other devices.
  • You can access your location settings from anywhere with a new tile in Quick Settings.