Beating out the OTA on the Nexus 4
My decision to jump from iOS to the Nexus 4 hinged largely on the fact that updates would be quickly available without carrier involvement. In the world of smartphones a couple months is still relatively quick (and getting better all the time), HOWEVER, getting beat out by some carriers kind of leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
I can accept Google helping out Moto, which they own, but would still expect that the Nexus devices would be at the head of the line. I can also accept Google changing their business model in regards to their Nexus line, but lets call it what it is. I dont have the Nexus 4 page saved off of the Play store, but the current Nexus 5 states 'With Nexus 5, youre always the first to get the latest Android updates from Google. Its like being at the front of the line at every movie premiere.' I recall reading something similar for the Nexus 4....
On a side note, I do want to see one of those wood backs on a moto X, what is the hold up?
This isn't the first time an old Nexus phone didn't get updates first. Google is into selling people the idea of Nexus phones, not actually supporting it.
Yup XT1053 KK was rolled out today. ATT should be coming soonThis is awesome. My Moto X (unbranded XT-1053) got the OTA 4.4 KitKat update today (and some other features). Still no sign for my N4 but they're supposedly rolling it out slowly. It is super funny having a Nexus 4 and Moto X right now.
"Motorola, a Google company." You got that right.
81% of the phones out there are not N4's. That's ANDROID marketshareWhat's with all the whining about the N4? Factory images are available which means you can flash it without wiping data by removing the '-w' from the flash-all.bat file. Plus, they do rolling updates otherwise if break the internet with 81% world marketshare.
N4 OTA is actually rolling out. I already got it yesterday.
Though really without the new Google Launcher you aren't going to get a whole new experience as an end user.
Both this year's and last year's Droid phones will be upgraded to KK. All of them run on Qualcomm SoC'sI read something somewhere -- maybe it was Tom's? -- that Verizon is planning on bringing KitKat to a variety of older model Motorola phones soon. The weird thing about it is that I thought some of them had TI SoCs, which I thought was one of the reasons Google wasn't going to update the Galaxy Nexus or whatever.
What's with all the whining about the N4? Factory images are available which means you can flash it without wiping data by removing the '-w' from the flash-all.bat file. Plus, they do rolling updates otherwise if break the internet with 81% world marketshare.