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In spite of the fact that we are nearing a public release of Android L, Google doesn’t want to leave the LTE-enabled Nexus 7 by ASUS out in the cold. All this time, it’s been stuck on Android 4.4.3, but now – at last – there is an Android 4.4.4 factory image for the tablet.

Android 4.4.4 has been out for the WiFi-only Nexus 7 for quite some time now, but for whatever reason, the LTE version didn’t get the same love from Google. Many speculate that it has something to do with Verizon forcing Google to wait until the carrier has completed what it considers to  be an appropriate amount of testing, but without an official statement from either company, no one knows for sure.

We do know that generally Google is good about updating all Nexus devices at once, and posting factory images in a timely manner – oftentimes before everyone else has received an OTA update. In any case, at least this hole is plugged, and right on time for Android L.

[Google via 9 to 5 Google]