Google has announced the launch of the latest version of its operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, in San Francisco along with the unveiling of the Nexus 5.
That’s all very well and good, but when is it coming to your Android smartphone? Will the smartphone in your hands be getting an upgrade to enjoy some of the new features?
Google on KitKat
It will be available straight away on the Nexus 5 and be coming to the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 shortly, according to the search giant.
"Android 4.4, KitKat, which comes on Nexus 5, will also soon be available on Nexus 4, 7, 10, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks,"
It will release the Google Android 4.4 KitKat SDK to manufacturers at the same time, meaning companies like Sony Mobile, HTC and others can start porting the new mobile operating system to their own devices if they want to.
HTC on KitKat
HTC says its HTC One will be updated to KitKat within the next 90 days in the US. As for the Google Play edition, it will come much sooner within 15 days.
"We're all excited about Google¹s Halloween treat and plan on breaking off a piece of that Kit Kat bar for the HTC One. In North America, we'll deliver Android 4.4 with Sense 5.5 for the HTC One within 90 days, and the HTC One max and the HTC One mini will follow," a spokesman for the company told Pocket-lint.
There's been no word on worldwide devices, but we wouldn't be surprised if it's before the US.
Samsung on KitKat
Samsung has yet to issue a statement on what devices, if any, will be getting the new Android 4.4 update. We've asked for a statement and are awaiting an answer but rumours are suggesting the the new KitKat update won't be coming to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
LG on KitKat
No word on the G2 at the moment, but the LG made Nexus 4 will be getting the update as part of the Nexus programme.
Asus on KitKat
Asus makes the Nexus 7 so that should be eligible for the KitKat update sooner rather than later. The company has yet to detail whether other tablets it makes will be getting Android 4.4 any time soon.
Motorola on KitKat
Motorola has subtly teased on Google+ that it will update Motorola devices to KitKat. The Google-owned company has an Upgrade support page, where you can select your carrier and device to see if you're queued to get an upgrade. We looked briefly and saw AT&T's Moto X and Verizon's Droid Ultra (among many others) will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. Motorola hasn't specified when exactly they'll be updated.
Sony on KitKat
Sony announced that the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 are a part of the "first raft of Xperia products" that'll make it to KitKat. That means other Sony devices could get an upgrade too.
Sony didn't specify when KitKat would land for the above handsets - only mentioning that it would give specific information on product upgrade timings and software features "as things progress" and that software rollouts are a phased process. Timings and availability may vary by market and carrier as well, the company added.
We will be continuously update this article as quotes and more information comes in about when certain phones will be getting the new Android operating system.