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Android 4.4.1 update in testing right now, could be released soon

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Android 4.4.1 update in testing right now, could be released soon
Early in November, we heard that Google was already working on the first KitKat update, Android 4.4.1. The early word was that the major issue involved in that update was the trouble for the Nexus 10 displaying the new translucent bars, however since then there have been some Nexus 5 bugs that need squashing as well. New server logs are now showing that Google may be testing the update.

Server logs have appeared that show the 4.4.1 update running on the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7, but not the Nexus 10. Additionally, HTC ROM developer LLabTooFeR is saying  that the HTC One Google Play Edition is going get an update to 4.4.1 (KOT49E) "in near future". We would assume that this would mean the update is also going to be coming soon to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition. 

Obviously, we don't know exactly what to expect from the update, but we're hoping that the audio issues that have been reported with the Nexus 5 will be solved. 

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posted on 03 Dec 2013, 17:41

1. PK1983 (Posts: 166; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


GNEX says "hello" in a surly voice.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 17:47 3

3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


For some reason I highly doubt you're going to get KitKat for GNEX. But at least you'll have lots of talented devs working to get you CM 11 on XDA.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 19:38 2

9. TattooedMailman (Posts: 9; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)


KitKat has been available via root/rom since its initial release. Some rooted G'Nex users had it before the nexus 4 ota came out

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 17:47 5

2. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


headphone volume need bump on nexus5...hope its coming!

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 18:49 2

5. HTCOE (Posts: 435; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


i agree...i noticed it needs that as well

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 18:58

7. aliwiomar (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


me 22222

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 21:07

14. Shatter (Posts: 1989; Member since: 29 May 2013)


If you care about quality on a mobile device you should buy one of these.

http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Portable-Headphone-Amplifier-M-Series/dp/B008D2OPG2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386126384&sr=8-2&keywords=fiio+e17+alpen

It plugs into your phone and takes over as the DAC which is very high quality and the amp will push most headphones to their limits even ones with high impendance.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 17:53

4. Augustine (Posts: 676; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I hope that it installs the new launcher on updated devices as well. I don't know why the launcher didn't make it in the update, for, after installing it manually ,it seems to work well on a Nexus 7.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 18:49 2

6. HTCOE (Posts: 435; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


they need to fix the camera lag as well

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:18 3

11. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Entire camera app need a facelift and more features

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 03:49

18. TediT (Posts: 37; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Its not lag (in my case). That thing is just slow at taking pictures and they should fix it ASAP

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 04:36

19. ihavenoname (Posts: 1325; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Stock gallery app is nice, but camera is very bad.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 19:06 1

8. aliwiomar (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


camera lag
headphone volume
better led notification settings (to be more functional )
direct ringtone modification (without geting from my comp. to ringtone folder toadd mp3 ringtone )
better multitasking ( like samsung phones) youtube on home page + chrome + ... others

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:20

12. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


"better multitasking..."
you mean multi-window? may be in 5.0

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 14:28

21. aliwiomar (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Yes multi-window
My n5 lags after missed calls every time

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 19:40

10. Nexus4Matic (Posts: 10; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Camera UI disappearing, gallery editing bugs, battery juice not accurate

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:28

13. JunitoNH (Posts: 863; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Relax break yourself a kit kat and enjoy.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 21:30

15. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Frankly, I just want the Nexus 10 to get tablet ui. Its like a huge phone with that latest upgrade to kitkat.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 22:10

16. FoxDavis (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


headphone volume killed my ears when I streamed soundcloud, I was so mad I thought about going back to Apple. Hope these little issues get sorted.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 03:47

17. TediT (Posts: 37; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


We really need that "tap to focus" feature in video recording and some battery optimizations and our device to be in "deep sleep" more importantly. I lose 15-21% battery during night while I'm sleeping

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 05:10

20. cenk1303 (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


Stock widgets and home screens are disappearing once in while.They should fix that bug too.

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