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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeLip View Post
    A *VERIZON* phone! Get one and know true update pain.
    The Samsung phones I have had, it was easy....update frequency.....NEVER!!!!!
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    When I wasn't on this website... I never cared about updates, than I got got a nexus and joined this website. Its made me obsessed ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan smartt View Post
    Google has really dropped the ball with updating nexus devices to kitkat!

    At least IOS updates are ready in a timely manner cmon google announce a date.

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    I know many of us are "patiently" waiting, but I wouldn't go as far as to say they've dropped any ball yet. When they announced the N5 on Halloween, they said that Kit Kat would be released for all Nexus devices "within the next few days" or something to that effect. I assure you it's coming...and I'd rather it be a polished, finished product.

    Google never gave a target date for existing Nexus devices, so it's hard to say they "dropped the ball" ... yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by ohyeahar View Post
    Lets see

    iOS 7 was announced on 10 Jun 2013. It was released on 18 Sep 2013. That's 100 days in between.

    The N5 and Kit-Kat were announced on 31 Oct 2013. Thats 11 days ago. Relax.
    Not exactly a parallel comparison, but yeah, it's only been 11 days.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoolBeit View Post
    Just get the nexus 5 port, guys. That's why you have a nexus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen Coyote View Post
    One reason I bought a Nexus was so I didn't have to sideload crap just to get the latest and greatest.
    I agree, while I embrace the dev community and certainly am no stranger to running ROMs and ports and other custom OS, it's certainly not the same thing, especially when we're talking about Google Android on Nexus devices.

    Quote Originally Posted by TdotLee View Post
    Not entirely true...

    iOS 7:
    Announced & features teased on June 10

    Official announcement & features detailed on September 10

    Released on iPhone 5S & 5C and for upgrade on other eligible Apple products on September 18

    Android Kit Kat:
    Announced on September 3

    Official announcement & features detailed along with Nexus 5 released for order on October 31

    Released for upgrade on other eligible Android devices TBD???

    I'm in no rush, just clarifying the dates. The fact is Apple prepares their iOS updates for a universal release across their line of eligible products. Google does not...

    Side note, I have the fortune of sharing a 10x10 office with a diehard Apple person (iPhone 5's, iPods, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Apple TV). I'm open-minded, but tend to like Google products (Nexus 4's, soon to own Nexus 7 & Chromebook). So we have plenty of Google & Apple discussions & debates.
    Google has in the past usually released images for all Nexus devices VERY shortly after announcement, so this is a bit unusual for them based on previous history...

    While the Nexus 5 (w/ KK) is already out, Google actual does usually do updates much like Apple in that they generally release updates for ALL Nexus devices at the same time...and I imagine this time will be no different.

    One other difference between Apple and Google when it comes to updates, at least as of late, is that Google generally has 2 "major" releases per year. Android 4.3 came out just a few months ago with the release of the 2013 Nexus 7, and this Android 4.4 update will be out shortly. Apple, on the other hand, tends to only do 1 major update per year. Does that make one better than the other? I don't necessary think so (I'm not comparing the content of these updates here)...but for me, it does help me stay patient because I know that 4.3 is still pretty decent, recently updated software.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeLip View Post
    A *VERIZON* phone! Get one and know true update pain.
    Quote Originally Posted by Captainbob767 View Post
    The Samsung phones I have had, it was easy....update frequency.....NEVER!!!!!
    Interestingly enough, the Galaxy S4 on Verizon has been getting updates in a VERY timely fashion, right on pace with all the other US carriers. I have to wonder if Samsung didn't force Verizon's hand to release updates faster based on their schedule in order to carry the S4, or if this is just a change in Verizon's normal update QA process (For now, I'm going to assume the former). At the very least, it does seem to demonstrate that Apple may not be the only manufacturer that Verizon is willing to cater to in order to sell the the popular devices.
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    If the update is out within 30 days of the announcement/Nexus 5 release, Google did just fine. Same day release would have been nice, but then we'd still be waiting for the Nexus 5 to launch. I'm not even getting an N5 and I'm glad its already out. I was very sick of the constant speculation.
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    Apple actually let people know what day the new iOS was going to be released.

    Google is leaving us In the dark.

    After kitkat arrives, it may not come to you immediately.

    IOS it's there the same day its released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ringsa6 View Post
    Apple actually let people know what day the new iOS was going to be released.

    Google is leaving us In the dark.

    After kitkat arrives, it may not come to you immediately.

    IOS it's there the same day its released.

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    Once it's released, you always have the option to download the image and manually install yourself, it's only the OTA update that gets "staggered" in it's released. Part of the reason for this is so that Google can torture you specifically can prevent a massive bandwidth hit on their servers that would inevitably happen if everyone tried to download at the same time. Sure, Apple chooses not to do this, but then again, I have a lot of friends that tried to update to iOS 7 on release day and waited (literally) hours for it to download and install.
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    Guys... remember the HTC one GPE device is getting it this week. (15th)

    There is no way google would let a GPE device get 4.4 before NEXUS devices!
    So its rolling out this week!
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    When will the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 get the OTA update to 4.4

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    When will the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 get the OTA update to 4.4

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    Early Quarter 1...2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdizzel View Post
    You're kidding, right? Please tell me you're kidding. We're still well within the time frame that Google said that other Nexus devices would get KK. This is one of the saddest threads I've read in some time. I'm guessing that as a kid you'd start getting mad at Santa by December 3rd if there were no presents under your tree.
    Speaking Xmas...I promise the update will out before than...Unless you own a GN than your on your own and you can go update your ROM now...
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    Not sure that is fair. You are talking about iOS beta announcement and then its release in Sept 2013.
    I don't think a release at the end of this week is a problem. If it's not released by end of week i would guess they are waiting for 4.4.1.
    I am a Nexus 4 user (personal) and an iPhone 5c user (work). Can take or leave either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    Once it's released, you always have the option to download the image and manually install yourself, it's only the OTA update that gets "staggered" in it's released. Part of the reason for this is so that Google can torture you specifically can prevent a massive bandwidth hit on their servers that would inevitably happen if everyone tried to download at the same time. Sure, Apple chooses not to do this, but then again, I have a lot of friends that tried to update to iOS 7 on release day and waited (literally) hours for it to download and install.
    Unless I'm mistaken, Apple does staggered rollouts OTA with a download option as well.

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    As I said before, I really think the update will roll out this week. Before the 15th.

    That is only 15 days after they announced Kiktat! Not to bad.
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    Guys the wait is over!
    KIKAT IS ROLLING OUT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Google4Lifee View Post
    Guys the wait is over!
    KIKAT IS ROLLING OUT!
    So the wait continues for the Nexus 4 Update. Really kind of surprising that the 2012 Nexus 7 is getting updated before the Nexus 4. Sounds like the Nexus 4 won't be updated for another week, maybe longer.

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    I doubt longer than a week... maybe a few days. week at most.

    Remember GPE HTC one (phone) is getting kitkat on the 15th.
    You think google would want an htc phone to get it before a nexus 4?
    Last edited by Google4Lifee; 11-12-2013 at 08:49 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatgoogly View Post
    Sounds like the Nexus 4 won't be updated for another week, maybe longer.
    Do you have specific info regarding the timeline? To me the "soon" mentioned by Google can mean anything, from a few hours to a few weeks. I guess I'm just hoping we're talking about hours or days, not weeks..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Google4Lifee View Post
    Remember GPE HTC pne (phone) is getting kitkat on the 15th.
    Just because they say that doesn't mean it will happen. Wait and see. It might; it might not. Would you be surprised if it didn't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NothingIsTrue View Post
    Unless I'm mistaken, Apple does staggered rollouts OTA with a download option as well.
    No. They don't do staggered roll outs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    No. They don't do staggered roll outs.
    Some people weren't able to get the update for a couple of days. I couldn't get it on my iPad until the day after. Might not be "staggered" but not everyone was able to get it at the time if release

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatgoogly View Post
    So the wait continues for the Nexus 4 Update. Really kind of surprising that the 2012 Nexus 7 is getting updated before the Nexus 4. Sounds like the Nexus 4 won't be updated for another week, maybe longer.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    Probably something to do with the fact that the N4 has mobile data; the devices getting the update now are all Wi-Fi only and the devices getting the update "soon" all have mobile data capabilites.

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Some people weren't able to get the update for a couple of days. I couldn't get it on my iPad until the day after. Might not be "staggered" but not everyone was able to get it at the time if release

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    So I guess staggered, but less gradual than with Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    No. They don't do staggered roll outs.
    Wasn't that why everyone on Verizon was freaking out with their first round of updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Some people weren't able to get the update for a couple of days. I couldn't get it on my iPad until the day after. Might not be "staggered" but not everyone was able to get it at the time if release

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    Perhaps servers getting slammed. But I don't class that as staggered. First day of a new iOS is gonna slam the servers hard. 1 day is still better then a few weeks though.
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