Google starts rolling the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to Nexus devices

It’s barely a few weeks since Google released the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update to the Nexus devices and some Google Play edition models, and now Google has silently started rolling the 4.4.4 KitKat update. This update is not of any major importance comapred to the 4.4.3 update, which itself is a minor update. So Google seems to cover some issues which might be missed in the earlier 4.4.3 update, that might explain the silent roll-out of this update.

Sprint says that this update concerns with the security vulnerabilities and contains a patch for an OpenSSL bug allowing a Man-In-The-Middle attack, as listed by Android Police. The update arrives with the build number KTU84P to some of the Nexus devices like Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (Both 2012 and 2013 models), and Nexus 10 via a OTA update. So turn on your WiFi to get the notification of 4.4.4 update on your device.

The update is released in batches and may reach the Nexus devices all around the world at the same time, so you can expect in the next few days if you’ve not yet received yet. Still if you don’t feel like waiting for the OTA to hit your device, you can grab Android 4.4.4 factory images and binaries at the Android developers page. You can check the Factory images page of Google from the link below.

Android 4.4.4 Factory Images → Visit Page.

If you’re not sure on how to flash factory images on your Nexus device, follow the exclusive page linked below for detailed instructions on the same.

Android 4.4.4 Factory Images → Visit Page.

We’re still waiting for Google to release an Official note regarding the Android 4.4.4 update with detailed changes and improvements. Once the info is out, we’ll learn more about this suddenly announced update.