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Nexus 4 update for T-Mobile with Better Security

There's a new system update available for T-Mobile customers who own the glorious Nexus 4. It's a minor OTA update that doesn't change too much and most certainly is not the Android 4.3.1 bug fix update everyone is eagerly awaiting, but it does offer a few improvements, most notably to security. The build number is JWR66Y, up from the previous build of JWR66V.

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T-Mobile customers get the new Nexus 4 build first. / © AndroidPIT

Nexus 4 owners on other carriers will get the update soon as well but the full factory image is not yet available on the official Google developer site and as always, the OTA will be patchy in its rollout. But if you have a T-Mobile Nexus 4, then try to get the update and let us know if you notice any improvements in the security department. The same update is also available for the Galaxy Nexus. Rumor has it that the security improvement may be bitcoin related.

Not much to go on, but it's still nice to know the improvements are already starting to roll out. / © T-Mobile

To get it OTA, go to Menu > Settings > About Device > Software Update.

If you get this update OTA, please let us know what you see in the way of changes.

Via: Android Police Source: T-Mobile


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  • That is one of the benefits of Apple over Android I guess - updates tend to be pretty solid and are available pretty much immediately: one of the joys of only having a handful of devices to worry about updating I suppose. But the Android ecosystem is so huge it would be very difficult to introduce regulations about how manufacturers should update their devices. But you're right, the slack,patchy updating thing is a real problem.

  • My1 Aug 26, 2013 Link to comment

    as always this provider thing is idiotic, I am definitely no fan of it, but look at the iphone as far as I know the OS gets the update everywhere at the same time...
    why not for android, why not make it layered (System, manufaturer modifications, provider branding [if needed)] that way all 3 parties can update independently...

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    I've just tried and I have the update available. Going to install now. :-)

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