Soon after the release of KRT16O Factory Images and Binaries, Google has updated them with the KRT16S Factory Images and Binaries. Also, the OTA for Nexus 4 has begun and if you haven’t received an OTA update yet, you will probably be updating straight to KRT16S (happened to a friend of mine).
AndroidPolice has gone over the differences between KRT16O vs KRT16S and found that most of them were quite minor changes except the bug fix to full disk encryption and also an update to the kernel’s WLAN driver. Even if you don’t use full disk encryption, you should still flash over to KRT16S or allow the OTA update to install when it comes to you.
Should you need a guide on how to flash your Nexus back to stock from whatever ROM, you can let me know in the comments and I’ll help you out.
One of the first thing that people updating to Android 4.4 KitKat will notice is the absence of the Google Experience Launcher. This has been mentioned before that Google is choosing to make this available only on the Nexus 5 for now. However, this does not mean that Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 users cannot have access to this beautiful launcher. If you have received a Google Search update recently, chances are that you already have the Google Experience Launcher code on your device. You just need to activate it. How?
As it turns out, that is pretty simple. All you need to do is install a Google Launcher APK which is nothing more than a small download that lets you access the Google Experience Launcher codes within Google Search. Don’t have the APK? No sweat. You can get it from the links below.
Whilst the old Launcher is not unusable, I like the Google Experience Launcher just that bit more. To quote a friend of mine, “… there’s a strange but pleasant lightness to the os”. I do wish that I can adjust the grid or icon size in the app drawer though. Big icons are… nice. But I sometimes would rather have more icons per page so that I can have less pages. Google, can’t you make this changeable?