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EVGA updates Tegra Note 7 to Android 4.4.2, keeping it on latest version of KitKat

2 months ago 12

The Tegra Note 7 is a reference device for NVIDIA’s Tegra processor and it runs a mostly-stock version of Android, so people expect it to get updates fairly quickly. That’s up to the manufacturer, not NVIDIA, but the good news is that it seems that EVGA is on top of it, as it just released the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for its version of the 7-inch Tegra tablet.

This update bumps the Tegra Note 7 to the absolute newest version of Android, matching Google’s Nexus devices. No changelog has been posted, but we do know that the includes Gamepad Mapper, a feature that lets you map on-screen buttons to physical controller buttons when an app is touch-only. That’s an incredibly useful feature, especially for a device rocking the gaming-focus Tegra processor.

If you own a Tegra Note 7, you can either check for the update manually in your Settings menu or wait for a notification.

NVIDIA’s  Tegra Note 7 sports a 7-inch 1280×800 IPS display, 1.8GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a stylus that supports NVIDIA DirectStylus, which makes it act like an active stylus. The Wi-Fi tablet retails for only $199.99, so if you’re interested, you can pick one up from retailers such as Newegg.

So does having the latest version of Android make the Tegra Note 7 more appealing? Would you buy one? Leave a comment!