Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Release: Nexus Devices Still Waiting For OTA Update

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Android 4.3 has yet to roll out onto most Nexus devices. Google

Original Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 owners still waiting for the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update on their devices may simply have to be patient as Google gets around to rolling it out.

Google unveiled its latest operating system on July 24. Despite the Mountain View, Calif.-based tech company saying Android 4.3 would be released onto its Nexus brand devices that day, most owners have yet to see the Android 4.3 update five days later. A slow rollout is typical for Google, according to Gotta Be Mobile: The tech website explains that updates usually take a week or more to roll out onto all Nexus devices over-the-air.

Since system updates prompt automatically when ready to install, anxious Nexus owners need not check their settings in order to see if the Android 4.3 update is available. Truly impatient owners can attempt to force the OTA update onto their device, or can manually install the system update using the OS’s factory images, which were released last Wednesday after the unveiling of Android 4.3.

With nearly a week having passed since the launch of Android 4.3, it should not be long until all Nexus devices, including the two-year-old Samsung Galaxy Nexus, are updated.

After Nexus devices are updated, Android 4.3 is expected to roll out onto the Google Play Editions Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. The updates will be provided by the devices’ respective OEMs, Google confirmed shortly after their June 26 unveiling.

Other devices will likely have to wait much longer to see the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. Sony recently confirmed that seven of its devices will update to Android 4.3, including many that are currently running Android 4.1. Other OEMs such as Samsung, HTC, LG and Motorola have made little to no comment about their plans for an Android 4.3 update.

One device sure to have Android 4.3 is the new Nexus 7, which has been available since last Friday at the Google Play Store as well as many other retailers.

Are you anxiously waiting for your Nexus device to update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean? Let us know in the comments below.

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