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Android 4.4 KitKat is now available for the Nexus 4

Hit the update button now, Nexus 4 owners -- Android 4.4 KitKat is ready and waiting for you.

Hooray! Check out what popped up on my Nexus 4! Sorry -- *clears throat, puts on serious journalist voice* -- Android 4.4 KitKat is now available for the Nexus 4. If you’ve not seen a notification yet, head to Settings > About phone > System updates, and it should show up.

It took a couple of minutes to download, then you need to reboot and install the system update. Then it'll optimise all the apps, which takes another few minutes. But once that’s done, you'll be set up to run KitKat, with all the chocolatey treats that involves.

Earlier this week, some people on Twitter claimed they were receiving the update, though no one I know had any luck. This is the first I've heard of the rollout reaching the UK.

The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 also started getting the update last week.

Google's own devices aren't the only ones to get a taste of KitKat. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is due to get the update in January, according to a leaked document. That's also when the HTC One should get the jump to KitKat, HTC has said.

KitKat isn't a complete overhaul, but there are a few nifty new features. All your texts and Google Hangouts will now be collated in one handy Hangout app, though I was still given the option of using Messages as my default texting app. Google Now gets a home page to itself -- just swipe to the left to find it. And you can call local businesses directly from your phonebook, no Googling required -- just start typing the name and it should show up, as if you had it in there all along.

We've collected together everything you need to know about KitKat in one handy article.

Have you snaffled the update yet? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.