It was only a few days ago that Google released Android 4.4.3 KitKat for various Nexus devices, and not only, but it looks like the company is not finished issuing security fixes for its operating system. The company has rolled out a new KitKat version – Android 4.4.4 – which brings more improvements and fixes, but no new features.
Android 4.4.4 should be available as an over-the-air (OTA) download for all Nexus devices, although Google has already posted Android 4.4.4 images and binaries for most Nexus-branded devices, excluding the 3G version of the Nexus 7 (2013) model.
Android 4.4.4 brings a recently discovered OpenSSL vulnerability, with Android Police saying that build KTU84P also brings “a couple of small tweaks to fix some unrelated bugs in logging and security.” A complete list of changes from Android 4.4.3 (KTU84M) to Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P) is available on Funky Android.
Recent reports have revealed that Google may be preparing some major visual changes for the next version of Android, with other findings confirming the next major Android OS will have ART as the default runtime, which will replace Dalvik. However, it’s not clear when Google will unveil it’s next-gen mobile OS, and whether it’s coming at the company’s next I/O developer event scheduled to take place next week.
Android 4.4.4 images and binaries can be downloaded directly from Google, following the source links below.