Saturday, March 29, 2014

Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update for Nexus devices arriving soon

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A Nexus 5 device showing 4.4.3 version

Following up the oodles of rumors streaming in the air from the past few weeks, Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update has been confirmed with two new KitKat builds discovered online. The update will get released very soon for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 devices. The new update will purely be a bug-fixer, targeting known hitches particularly the camera issue in Nexus 5. 

The source of this revelation, Myce has discovered a build KTU83 version running on a Nexus 5 device, codenamed "Hammerhead". A KTU79 build version for Nexus 7 has also been revealed by the source. Other than Myce, a developer also confirmed the upcoming of 4.4.3 on his twitter handle:-

As mentioned earlier, the new Android KitKat version 4.4.3 will only solve the accepted bugs, particularly the camera capture issue with the Nexus 5 and there won't be any addition of new features. We still have to wait for Android 4.5 or 5.0 or whatever for those! 

Example Image of the Camera Issue in Nexus 5

Android Central features a post showing the release updates in the 4.4.3 update :- 
  • frequent data connection dropout fix
  • mm-qcamera-daemon crash and optimization fixes
  • camera focus in regular and HDR modes fixes
  • Power Manager display wakelock fix
  • multiple Bluetooth fixes
  • fix for a random reboot
  • app shortcuts sometimes got removed from launcher after update
  • USB debugging security fix
  • app shortcuts security fix
  • Wi-Fi auto-connect fix
  • other camera fixes
  • MMS, Email/Exchange, Calendar, People/Dialer/Contacts, DSP, IPv6, VPN fixes
  • stuck in activation screen fix
  • missed call LED fix
  • subtitle fixes
  • data usage graph fix
  • Internet telephony fix
  • FCC compliance fix
  • miscellaneous fixes

All these reports confirm the approaching Android 4.4.3 Kitkat Update anytime soon. With this solo update in the news, next will be the unofficial disclosures of the Android's full new version, probably Android 4.5! 
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