Samsung Galaxy Nexus will NOT receive Android 4.4 KitKat – Google

samsung-galaxy-nexus-android-4-4So, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will not receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update if Google’s own FAQs are to be believed. The second Samsung-made Nexus device was actually the first device that came packaged with Play services and hence a subsidized price. The prices of the Galaxy Nexus got even lower just before the Nexus 4 was announced and hence managed to ramp up adoption in the mean while. It is safe to assume that this Nexus device is popular, but the cold hard truth is Google doesn’t update its Nexus device beyond the 18 month period. The Nexus S was the first victim, which also faced several hardware constraints, but this is the first time there are no hardware constraints but the update cycle will just not help the good old Galaxy Nexus out.

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Is Google releasing Android 4.4 as a system update for Galaxy Nexus?

No, Galaxy Nexus phones won’t be receiving the update for Android 4.4 (KitKat).

Why isn’t Galaxy Nexus receiving the update to Android 4.4?

Galaxy Nexus, which first launched two years ago, falls outside of the 18-month update window when Google and others traditionally update devices.

It’s very clear in the image as well as the text. It falls outside the update cycle and hence will not get the Android 4.4 update. Guess Galaxy Nexus owners now have a damn good reason to upgrade to the newly announced Google Nexus 5, which comes with way better internals and in fact, a huge leap, if the quickly evolving mobile market is to believed. So, are you one of those Samsung Galaxy owners affected by this move? What do you think of this situation? Let us know in the comments section below.

via Google Nexus FAQs

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