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.
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.