We’re getting reports that only days after receiving Android 4.4.1, various Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, are receiving another update to Android 4.4.2, build number KOT49H.
While there’s no word on what has been updated this time around around — the generic update blurb is the same as the former one, indicating optimizations to the camera and “other bug fixes and performance improvements” — the 52.8-54MB file appears to be a hotfix for some tragic oversight in the former software. If you already have Android 4.4.1, the OTA update is 1.7MB.
Nexus 5 users who don’t want to wait can sideload the OTA .zip file from this link.
Nexus 4 users who don’t want to wait can sideload the OTA .zip file.
Nexus 7 2013 WiFi users who don’t want to wait can sideload the OTA .zip file.
Nexus 10 users who don’t want to wait can sideload the OTA .zip file.
Note: These OTA files are only for those who either sideloaded or received the Android 4.4.1 update. If you are still running Android 4.4, you will have to wait for the OTA update or find and sideload the Android 4.4.1 .zip file.
Update: The Android 4.4.2 update appears to fix some issues related to security, and likely resolves a recently-outed SMS bug that affecting the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. It appears Google rolled out Android 4.4.1 to a small number of users (which is why so few people received an OTA update for it) and determined that a few remaining bugs remained. After fixing them and packaging a new build, which is this Build KOT49H, they resumed the rollout.