With all the media attention with iPhone 6, and Samsung, I started thinking why I chose Nexus 5. Looking back, I remember that I was frustrated when I would hear about a new Android update, and I still never got that same update. This was when I had a Samsung Galaxy 3. Everyone would be on 4.2, and I would be on 4.1, and it was 8 months after 4.2 was released.
So I just checked, and my Nexus 5 is on Android 4.4.4, while my co-worker, who is a proud owner of a Samsung Note 3, is on Android 4.4.2. His claim is that even though the Nexus 5 will get the first update first, on subsequent updates, his Samsung would get it before my Nexus will. Well, I’ve had 4.4.4 for about 2-3 months already, and I just read they just recently got 4.4.4 on Sprint Galaxy S5. Sorry guys, I’ve had this for 2-3 months already, and you are claiming you get the latest first???? Meanwhile, I heard Samsung is still rolling out 4.4.2 on some platforms.
So why 4.4.4? Security fixes, of course. 4.4.4 addressed some SSL Vulnerabilities, so I would think that pushing out 4.4.4 would be very important … I guess not! This is why I love my Nexus 5 … I get the OS updates first!