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Android 4.4.3 Already in Testing, Report Says

by Todd Haselton | March 24, 2014March 24, 2014 8:00 am PST

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Google is already testing its next Android KitKat update, according to a tweet posted by @LLabTooFeRwho has accurately reported on the mobile industry in the past. The update, Android 4.4.3, allegedly carriers the build number KTU72B and may fix a number of things, but will reportedly also focus on a camera bug in the Nexus 5. That phone has been constantly knocked for having a mediocre camera, and earlier updates have tried to fix issues.

In fact, way back in December Google launched Android 4.4.1 which was supposed to clean up the Nexus 5 camera. It still isn’t quite up to snuff, however, and earlier this month Google promised that an update with a fix for the camera was on the way. We think it’s also possible that Google could just issue an update for that specific phone, instead of dedicating an entire Android release for a single device, so it’s possible there are other performance enhancements and tweaks under the hood that we just don’t know about yet.

So far it sounds like Android 4.4.3 is relatively minor, which means you won’t have to fret if you’re picking up a new flagship that might not receive an update for many more months. The next major update probably won’t come until June, when Google may introduce it during its annual I/O developers conference.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...