Google Preps Android 4.4.4
Google has made factory images of Android 4.4.4 available for download from its developer site. The operating system is for Nexus devices only, including the Nexus 4 and 5 smartphones and the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets. Google has not indicated when it will push the updates out over the air. These updates are for knowledgeable users who can install system updates manually. Google only recently updated the Nexus devices to Android 4.4.3. Google didn't immediately say what is new in the minor system jump.
Google's Pixel and Nexus Phones Catch Security, Dream VR Updates
Google today delivered minor system updates to its Pixel and Nexus devices. The factory images made available from Google for the Pixel and Nexus handsets bring back the "check for update" button within the system settings.
Google Reveals When Nexus Phones Will Cease Receiving Android Updates
Google revised its Nexus support page and provided more information on how long Nexus-branded phones will receive future software updates. Google says Nexus devices will get Android version updates (Lollipop, Marshmallow, etc.) for at least two years from when the device became available on the Google Store.
Google Drops Android O Release Candidate
Google today made Android O Developer Preview 4 available to application developers and said this is the final preview before Google releases Android O to consumers later this year. This build contains the final user interface system behaviors, the latest bug fixes and optimizations, and the final set of APIs.
Google Begins Marshmallow Push for Nexus Phones Today
Google today said it has begun distributing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 smartphones, as well as the Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets, and the Nexus Player. The update, which will be pushed out in waves, is available as an over-the-air download.
Nexus 6 Earns Android 7.1.1 from Google
Google this week said the Nexus 6 smartphone from Motorola should receive the Android 7.1.1 update in the days ahead. The updated system software installs the new app shortcuts, round app icons, the image-enabled keyboard with new emoji, and various bug fixes.