Android 4.4 KitKat Update Release Tipped for October
The Android 4.4 KitKat update released date has been pegged for October and not by an anonymous source, but by those in control of the KitKat social media page on Facebook.
Earlier this month, Google announced that it would be releasing a new Android update to replace Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Instead of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the company delivered Android 4.4 KitKat, a piece of software that while official, still doesn’t have any official details.
What we do know is that the update is a partnership with Nestle and its candy, the KitKat bar. And it now looks like it may have been Nestle may have spilled some Android 4.4 KitKat news ahead of Google’s official reveal.
Whoever is behind the KitKat Facebook page in Germany has suggested that the Android 4.4 KitKat update will be made available at some point in October. The comments, first discovered by The Unwired, are interesting because Google didn’t announce a release date for the Android 4.4 KitKat update. The account confirms this to be the case multiple times and it even references Android 4.4.
The person behind this account could be armed with official information, information that apparently isn’t meant to be a secret, or they could simply be going off of rumors that suggest that a Nexus 5 will be touching down alongside Android 4.4 KitKat in October. Given the close partnership, we imagine that Nestle likely knows of Google’s plans, so it could be that this time frame is accurate.
All signs point to a Nexus 5 launch date in October and a new Nexus smartphone is likely to have Android 4.4 KitKat aboard. Rumors suggest an October 14th launch for both hardware and software which could mean a release inside the month of October as the Facebook comments suggest.
Little else is known about the Android 4.4 KitKat update though rumors suggest that it could bring updates for older devices, fragmentation changes including screen resizing, Miracast updates, color changes and new notification widgets.
Pantech confirmed the update for its Vega Iron smartphone while the update was recently noticed lurking in a Google Chrome bugtracker for both the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10.