Google says the Android 4.4.4 update is ready for your Nexus 4 … on the Nexus 7 (oops)

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As we reported late last week, the LTE-enabled 2013 Google Nexus 7 by ASUS is finally getting updated to Android 4.4.4. Enthusiastic users can either flash the factory image right away, or wait for the OTA notification on their device.

And if you like it when Google messes things up on accident, you may want to wait until you get notified of the update for yourself.

Last night, while using my Nexus 7, I noticed that the update had come in. I selected the option to install now, and lo and behold, my tablet told me that an update was ready for my Nexus 4. But I wasn’t holding a Nexus 4; I was holding a Nexus 7.

I didn’t have a chance to take a screenshot before the installation began, but I found this to be quite funny – and a little concerning. When my tablet finally finished booting after installing the update, I checked everything out, and it was running the correct Android build. Everything appeared to be functioning just as it should. It just seems that a Google engineer with fat fingers accidentally hit the “4” instead of the “7” when typing the update description. And that, to me, is pretty funny.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.