Google has yet to roll out its Android 4.4.3 KitKat update, which is believed to bring various bug fixes and improvements, but a leaked screenshot seems to indicate that at least one major new feature may also be part of the upcoming software update. According to an image posted on the xda-developers forum, the Google Dialer is getting a completely new look. More →
Sprint has quietly updated its support pages for the Nexus 5 to reveal that the smartphone will be getting a new software update starting today. According to the carrier, Android build KTU48F for the Nexus 5 will enable the Sprint Spark band 26 and band 41, and bring other miscellaneous Android updates, which the carrier did not actually list in its initial change log. More →
Various reports have detailed several Android 4.4.3 KitKat sightings and suggested an update was imminent, but it looks like Google is not quite ready to release it. Android Police says that it has learned from several reliable sources that an Android 4.4.3 build has been rolled out to 1% of Googlers outside of the Android team for internal testing, or “dogfooding,” which means the final release isn’t expected for a “number of weeks” – unfortunately, an actual release date isn’t available yet. More →
After various Android 4.4.3 sightings suggested that Google may soon release a new KitKat version to address certain issues and bugs, an unofficial change log for the upcoming Android build has been leaked, revealing that the next Android update will not bring any major fixes, and instead focus only on improvements. Android Police has learned from a source familiar with the situation that “Android 4.4.3 is, unsurprisingly, going to be a pure bug-fixer,” with Google saving new features and user interface changes for a “more major release.” More →
After two new KitKat builds were spotted online, with one of them apparently running on a Nexus 5 version, Myce has discovered new firmware versions that suggest the Android 4.4.3 update is imminent. A KTU83 version running on a Hammerhead device – the codename for the Nexus 5 – and identified as Android 4.4.3 has been discovered by the publication. Meanwhile, a KTU79 KitKat version for a Nexus 7 tablet has also been spotted on Google’s Chrome bug tracking board. More →
After a never-before-seen version of KitKat has been spotted a few days ago – version KTU65 – suggesting that Google may release at least one more KitKat update before moving to a new Android OS version, a new tweet from known developer LlabTooFeR says that Android 4.4.3 may be just around the corner, with version KTU72B identified as the upcoming software update.