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Sprint’s Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 update begins rolling out today

Published Apr 14th, 2014 6:00PM EDT
Sprint Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

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.

According to Android Police, build KTU48F is Android 4.4.3, Google’s rumored next KitKat version. The publication says that the same update should hit other Nexus 5 devices, not only the ones running on Sprint’s network.

A previously leaked change log suggested that Google will mostly address several bugs in Android 4.4.3, with a recent report from the same Android Police saying Google is currently testing Android 4.4.3 internally.

For what it’s worth this update’s build number suggests we’re looking at an earlier Android 4.4.3 version than the ones spotted online in recent leaks.

It’s not clear at this time when other Nexus devices will get it, although Google should also release Android 4.4.3 to various Nexus devices soon. Google Play edition handsets and tablets and the Moto X could also be updated rather fast to the latest KitKat version.

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 brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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