Google confirmed today that the Nexus 7 2012 and the Nexus 7 2013, as well as the Nexus 10 will be getting Android 4.4 KitKat updates starting today. The Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 mobile versions will get the update soon.


Features of the update include a vanishing status bar, so the status bar is now translucent and along with the navigation buttons it tends to fade away and give the content maximum screen estate. There’s a new phone app in the mix, with new search capabilities and calling straight from the app. Google Now can be triggered simply by saying OK Google and it start listening in order to deliver your directions or send a text and such.

There are now Emojis included as default in the Google Keyboard and there’s the option of setting a different default texting app if Hangouts is not your thing. There’s also Chromecast support, direct printing from the device, a new QuickOffice app, HDR+ photography support, infrared blasting for remote control functionality, Android Device Manager wiping of lost devices and Bluetooth MAP support for cars.

To that we add a built in pedometer and open architecture for NFC. So, did you get the update today?