Over the past two weeks, it has become clear that Google is working on a brand new version of Android 4.4 KitKat to replace the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update that first started rolling out in November. Leaks suggest that the update will be called Android 4.4.3 KitKat and that it will fix up a number of the issues that are currently plaguing Nexus users.
The Android 4.4.3 KitKat update has been all but confirmed for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 and rumors suggest that an Android 4.4.3 KitKat release could come sometime within the next week. Nexus users, especially those who have been dealing with Android 4.4.2 KitKat problems since last year are on edge.
New details have surfaced today thanks to the original Android 4.4.3 update leakster. LlabTooFeR, an ROM developer and known HTC insider shares three new Android 4.4.3 KitKat update details that tease users ahead of its release.
He claims that there is a brand new Android 4.4.3 KitKat build in the works. The build is called KTU84D which means that it’s newer than the KTU83 build that we saw emerge a short time ago. It’s a sign that Google is making progress with the update and that Android 4.4.3 KitKat is inching closer to its public release.
Speaking on the Android 4.4.3 KitKat release, he says that it will “probably” come sometime in April. In March, he claimed that the update would land by mid-April. A specific release date still isn’t known.
Finally, he says that the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update will emerge for the HTC One Google Play Edition. This points to a release across Google Play Edition devices though that remains unconfirmed at this point.
Android 4.4.3 KitKat is shaping up to be a crucial update for Nexus users and perhaps, users on other devices as well. The update is reportedly coming with three dozen fixes or so that are aimed at stabilizing the Android 4.4 KitKat software ahead of Google’s next big software update, rumored to be Android 4.5.
The update is supposedly going to come with a fix for unstable data connections, improved camera focus (this is probably what LlabTooFeR was referring to in an earlier leak), a fix for random reboot issues, a fix for missed call LED problems, VPN fixes, and more. While the change log isn’t final until Google makes it final, it’s clear that the update is going to be a massive bug fixer for Nexus users. The unofficial change log can be seen right here.
Google probably won’t confirm the Android 4.4.3 KitKat well ahead of time which means that Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and other users will have to rely on leaks to track the update’s progress.