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New signs point to imminent Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus devices

Updated 4 years ago
Published Mar 28th, 2014 11:45AM EDT
Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update for Nexus

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.

The codenames reveal that these two KitKat builds are quite fresh, having been created on March 24th and March 21st, respectively. Google has previously revealed that it plans to address a camera bug in the Nexus 5 in an upcoming update, but from the looks of it, more Nexus devices will be getting the Android 4.4.3 update in the near future. It’s not clear what the update will have to offer other than bug fixes and improvements.

Google is reportedly going to unveil Android 4.5 alongside new Nexus hardware later this summer. Images showing the KTU83 and KTU79 KitKat sightings follow below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.