Android KitKat - Yellow, Red and Green Mascots, KitKat Bridge

Android 4.4 KitKat launched today on the Nexus 5, but you don’t have to buy the new smartphone to try out the new operating system. In a blog post today, Android and Chrome head Sundar Pichai detailed which devices would be first in line to receive the software update, and it comes as no surprise that Google’s own phones and tablets are at the top of the list.

The Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (presumably both models) and Nexus 10 will all receive the latest version of Android “soon,” wrote Pichai without giving a specific date, while the HTC One and Galaxy S4 Google Play edition phones will get the same update “in the coming weeks.” That’s still a bit of a wait, but for most Android phones it will likely be months before the software upgrade arrives, and unfortunately it looks like the Galaxy Nexus won’t be getting the update anytime soon either.

The new version of Android offers a handful of new features, including an improved Phone app, improved search, and an immersive mode that hides everything else so you can focus on content. Android 4.4 KitKat also brings touchless control to your device, letting you activate the phone or tablet by saying “Ok Google Now” out loud, as well as improved touchscreen controls and more.