Android 4.4.3 coming soon?

Nexus 5 users have been plagued by many issues since the device was released 5 months ago, including camera wakelocks and excessive battery drainage, among others.  In order to address these issues, Google has been working on a new update, Android 4.4.3, build KTU83.

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Android 4.4.3, KTU83, running on a Nexus 5

This release will not bring much additional features to Android 4.4, Kit Kat, other than some bug fixes intended for the Nexus 5. A detailed changelog as reported by Android Police is shown below:

  • frequent data connection dropout fix
  • mm-qcamera-daemon crash and optimization fixes
  • camera focus in regular and HDR modes fixes
  • Power Manager display wakelock fix
  • multiple Bluetooth fixes
  • fix for a random reboot
  • app shortcuts sometimes got removed from launcher after update
  • USB debugging security fix
  • app shortcuts security fix
  • Wi-Fi auto-connect fix
  • other camera fixes
  • MMS, Email/Exchange, Calendar, People/Dialer/Contacts, DSP, IPv6, VPN fixes
  • stuck in activation screen fix
  • missed call LED fix
  • subtitle fixes
  • data usage graph fix
  • Internet telephony fix
  • FCC compliance fix
  • miscellaneous fixes

Nexus 5 owners may finally see an end to their problems and we should expect a release in the coming weeks.

Many are also expecting Google to release a new version of Android 4.5 or 5.0 at the upcoming Google I/O event in June, along with a new Nexus device. Stay tuned for more information.

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