Hot on the heels of its release, the Nexus 5's factory image and drivers (including those from Qualcomm) have already been posted. As usual, the Nexus 5's newly uploaded assets are right in line with the rest of the Nexus family, though no other members of the family have gotten a 4.4 update just yet. Those developers or enthusiasts who want something to play with can hit the appropriate link below to grab the image and/or drivers.



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  • Luke Olson
    • Ben Baranovsky

      Thank you!!!

    • Josh Williamson

      omg finally, this guy gets it!

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      We actually just got it in our inbox as well. Thanks for the link!

    • runderekrun

      Fuuuuck. Unless I'm doing something wrong SMS and hangouts messages are seperate threads.

      • Ricardo Neves

        Yes they are. It would be better if they joined them and provided a toggle to send with Hangouts or SMS, and also different colors for the message types, like how iMessage does it.

        • runderekrun

          Bummer of the summer. Sigh...

        • Ricardo Neves

          Makes me wonder why they have "via SMS" in the timestamp. Maybe it's not completed yet?

  • Ben Dover

    Does anyone have the launcher apk?

    • Jadephyre

      Launcher doesn't work without an updated version of GoogleNow, people on XDA just tested that.

      • miri

        It works fine. It errors out the first time and opens the second.

  • Piotr Gołasz

    Can you extract wallpapers, ringtones etc?

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    I bought Nexus devices so I would not have to wait to install the latest Android updates yet here I am waiting to install the latest Android updates.

    wtf Google.

    • Ben Said

      Give them a fucking chance. It's been less than 12 hours since release and you're already losing your shit?

      • Jadephyre

        As long as a device still has time in their 18 month update cycle, they should get updated as soon as a new version is released, not "in the coming weeks".