I am looking to buy a nexus 4. I know that the new nexus 5 is coming out, and it is being released with Android KitKat installed. If I get a nexus 4 from a store such as best buy or another one, will my Nexus 4 come with Kitkat? If not, When is KitKat expected to be realised for the Nexus 4. If I am not in a rush to get a new phone, would it be better to by the Nexus 4 now, or the Nexus 5 in a few months?
This question is both easy and difficult to answer because there's little official information about the rumored re-release. So everything I say concerning that should be considered an educated guess.
- If you buy a Nexus 4 right now, you'll have Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean).
- Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) Will be an automatic Over-The-Air update sometime in the middle of November (So about a week or two).
- If, at any point, you buy a Nexus 4 from a retailer other than Google, it will most likely come with 4.3, and you will need to make sure it gets updated.
- If you buy the (Still rumored, not yet officially announced) re-release of the Nexus 4 later, it will most likely come preloaded with Android 4.4 if you buy it from the Play Store.