Some people must wait years for an Android update to hit their devices, but owners of Google’s Nexus phones and tablets have now been gifted two in a week. Just few days after the Android 4.4.1 update landed on the company’s own-branded phones, version 4.4.2 of KitKat is reportedly showing up on devices like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. However, all is not as it seems. Judging by early reports, it appears that the 4.4.2 update is a replacement for Android 4.4.1, which may not have been entirely stable. The change log for the update is identical to 4.4.1 in that it promises improvements to the Nexus 5 camera, with faster shooting, less motion blur and shutter lag, along with some general bug fixes.
According to the official forums of US network Sprint, it appears that Google may have pulled the previous update, fixed some of the bugs and relaunched it under the moniker 4.4.2. So far, Android Police reports, the update is showing up on the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10. The Android 4.4.2 update comes with build number KOT49H and is supposedly a minor update for the Nexus device range. Notably, the Android 4.4.2 update will be accessible OTA (over-the-air).
In November, almost two weeks after the release of the operating system, Google officially rolled out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets.