Followup to my previous post -- I used the factory image and GApps from developers.google.com
, not the OTA upgrade. I had been having increasing trouble with KK so I didn't want to wait for OTA (especially since I'm in Canada and the wait for upgrades is usually even longer).
Still -- the Google Nexus "open" model gives us a fighting chance at keeping up!
(It's been a struggle to keep my Motorola Droid RAZR HD -- now 3yrs+ -- up to date, courtesy of Cyanogen, not Motorola).