#1 Posted by narujoe93 (2438 posts) -

I have a 2013 wifi Nexus 7 and it's been 4 days since google said it would be updating other nexus devices to 4.4, kit kat. I know google rolls updates out among the user-base slowly and doesn't give everyone access all at once, but it seems like it should have happened by now...

Also, is it true the Nexus 7 isn't getting a transparent navbar?? I thought google said one of the big additions in 4.4 was that, plus the option for developers to add it to their apps (they can also disable the navbar completely like video apps can). Would be a huge bummer since that was the feature I was most looking forward to, even more so than 4.4 being more lightweight/with better performance

#2 Posted by GS_Dan (1396 posts) -

I don't think it has rolled out yet. Mine hasn't got it either.

#3 Posted by AmericanGambit (9 posts) -

I am still waiting with my nexus 7 2012.

#4 Posted by Ferros (217 posts) -

I have a nexus 4 and a 7 and neither of them have kit kat yet. My understanding of it was "a couple of weeks" until it's rolled out to existing devices.

#5 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1357 posts) -

Android updates can take upwards of a week to roll out. I just got the Hangouts 2.0 update (the one with SMS support) today, and it was released on the 7th. I think they do it to make it easier to contain any issues that come up, and perhaps to get metrics from the old and new versions simultaneously.

I've got a Nexus 4, and I don't think they've even started releasing 4.4 for it.

#6 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

You can get the transparent navbar by installing the Google Experience Launcher apk (it's not officially out yet, but works fine). The new Google Now cards are great.

My Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7 (2013) are both on KitKat, my Nexus 7 got it officially as a system update.

#7 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2146 posts) -

@naru_joe93: It can take awhile. There are a lot of Nexus' in the wild, and Google distributes these updates at a snail's pace. You should have the update by Friday of next week, but if you just can't wait you could always just flash the update onto your Nexus. It isn't hard, but I wouldn't recommend it if you're new to Android. (Though even if you are, there are some really helpful guides out there)

And yes, the Nexus 7 doesn't get the transparent Status and Navigation bar, but I think you're confusing that with the immersive mode. As far as I'm aware, the immersive mode will work on anything running Kit Kat.

Here's a video on how to get the transparent Status and Navigation bars. As well as the "Ok Google" feature.

#8 Edited by YukoAsho (1948 posts) -

I am still waiting with my nexus 7 2012.

Same. I don't game on the thing due to my dislike of tablet gaming in general, and I don't need to update that frequently just to browse the web, read fanfics and control my Blu-Ray player's Youtube app from my bed, maybe use the PlayStation App if it turns out to be more than a stupid gimmick. Maybe I'll pick up the 2014 edition if the one I got goes weird on me for whatever reason.

#9 Posted by MattyFTM (14244 posts) -

My Nexus 4 hasn't got the update yet either. I got the 4.3 update fairly quickly, but this one seems to be taking a little longer.

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#10 Posted by JoeyRavn (4887 posts) -

I updated my 2012 Nexus 7 manually, installed GEL and everything took about 10 minutes. It's stupidly easy, and almost risk free. Much better option than waiting for the OTA if you need to have KitKat.

#11 Posted by Korwin (2721 posts) -

Nope, that being said my 2012 is currently out of battery... and my 2013 has been sitting in my laptop bad on the back seat of my car all weekend and I haven't bothered to check. I'll get all my Kit Kat action on my Nexus 5 for the time being.

#12 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

GEL isn't properly optimised yet it seems, it lags on my Nexus 7 (2013) but runs better on a 2012 Nexus 7 and my Galaxy S3. Kind of weird but it is after all not officially out yet for anything but the Nexus 5.

I don't find it very useful on a tablet anyway as I don't use Google Now very much on mine, only my phone.

#13 Posted by narujoe93 (2438 posts) -

@sooty said:

GEL isn't properly optimised yet it seems, it lags on my Nexus 7 (2013) but runs better on a 2012 Nexus 7 and my Galaxy S3. Kind of weird but it is after all not officially out yet for anything but the Nexus 5.

I don't find it very useful on a tablet anyway as I don't use Google Now very much on mine, only my phone.

Yeah, I tried the GEL on my 2013 nexus 7 and it wasnt a good experience. Low quality icons, poor performance, and features I could care less about.

#14 Edited by narujoe93 (2438 posts) -

Okay, I still haven't received it. Anyone in the same boat as me? Just want to make sure I'm not alone

#15 Edited by Korwin (2721 posts) -

Okay, I still haven't received it. Anyone in the same boat as me? Just want to make sure I'm not alone

Nothing for mine either, it will show but eventually.

#16 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -
@naru_joe93 said:

@sooty said:

GEL isn't properly optimised yet it seems, it lags on my Nexus 7 (2013) but runs better on a 2012 Nexus 7 and my Galaxy S3. Kind of weird but it is after all not officially out yet for anything but the Nexus 5.

I don't find it very useful on a tablet anyway as I don't use Google Now very much on mine, only my phone.

Yeah, I tried the GEL on my 2013 nexus 7 and it wasnt a good experience. Low quality icons, poor performance, and features I could care less about.

I quite like it on my phone. Weird that it runs so well on my S3 which is a year and a half old now yet my Nexus 7 lags opening the app drawer.

That Samsung hardware is pretty damn good once you get rid of Touchwiz!

#17 Edited by ch3burashka (4902 posts) -

I ate some Kit Kat's this morning.

Wait, am I in the right thread?

#18 Edited by ervonymous (1226 posts) -

My 2012 Nexus 7 updated last night, jumping between apps seemed a bit smoother.

#19 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2146 posts) -

Just wanted to warn some 2012 Nexus 7 users to NOT install the 4.4 OTA update... Google fucked it up and many people (including me) are left with a useless Nexus that is in a never ending bootload.