Android 4.4.3 factory images released for Nexus models
These files range from 440MB to 465MB and will require fastboot set up to install. The major change to the OS can be found in the dialer app, with new color accents and a card-based process for speed dialing. Other improvements include one related to CPU usage and the Nexus 5 camera. A previous update to Skype triggers heavy CPU usage when the camera app on the Nexus 5 is opened. This leads to a severe drain on the battery, and the inability of the user to actually use the snapper.
Those who would rather wait for the OTA update can choose to do so, as long as their patience holds out. Otherwise, click on the sourcelink if you want to use the new factory images.
Google Nexus 5
source: FactoryImages via AndroidCentral
1. hipnotika (Posts: 300; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
iOS 8 still better than 4.4.3 (trolling) :D:D:D:D
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18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3627; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
It being isn't a lie. Subjectively some people do prefer iOS.
21. Astoni (Posts: 526; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Some prefer Wp over iOS and some prefer Android over WP etc.. Its mostly personal choice.. Tbh its great that iOS is getting these features that android already had and yes it might be halfway copying. But honestly a phone with all features and copied or a phone with no features and no copied.. what would any of you prefer?.
22. Heatfan316 (Posts: 428; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Explain why iOS8 is better than Android 4.4.3? Please use facts not personal preference.
23. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3627; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Personal preference always comes into play when talking about what's better.
4. shahulvm (Posts: 116; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
Still no support for 3rd party apps to access the SD card
6. GreekGeek (Posts: 841; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Yep... these days it is a MUST to root your phone, Google is slowly strangling its users with these stupid restrictions.
8. shahulvm (Posts: 116; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
WP is bringing in File manager and Android has made the file manager obsolete.
IOS is opening up with widgets and gives you the option to control the apps that can access your location, but not on Android.
Google started off good, but I dont see it to be the same down the road.
12. dr.c33 (Posts: 19; Member since: 31 May 2014)
Android made the file manager obsolete? How? Yes it is quite unorganized, but the good file managers on Android are still the most potent apps out there with options to compress files and etc.
The only things that Android lacks are UI fluidity and consistency.
And for people who complain about how Android still does not allow users to install apps on SD card...please.... you guys don't realize that it's a feature that existed in 2.3 but they took it away for 4.0 (unsure about 3.0 cus i never used it).
And on WP8.1, I think it's awesome that apps can be installed on the SD card. The downside is that media cannot be transferred via the SD card because everytime you insert your SD card into your WP8.1 device, it will me reformatted (aka wiped). This is to prevent piracy of apps. It kinda makes sense... it would be better if ONLY the app files are wiped though...
13. shahulvm (Posts: 116; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
Have you used Android 4.4.2? Am not talking about installing apps on SD card, but about file management on SD card.ie copy, rename files etc.
7. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
I hope they fix the speed and stability. Running 4.4 on my Nexus 7 (2012) is embarrassing when there is an iPad in the room. And the battery drain is horrible - 1 day in standby. I wish Google would learn to copy iOS's speed and stability. Kitkat is pathetic so far.
9. majp89 (Posts: 103; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
I have it on two different 2012 Nexus 7's and it works just fine. Ever think that your device is just aging? It has been out for going on two years now, and if you try to use an iPhone 4S from 2012 it's just pathetic. iOS is no posterchild for releases on old devices, each incremental upgrade they release for it makes their older phones worse.
15. ihavenoname (Posts: 1420; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Yeah, but we are talking about tablets.
20. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1092; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
There is a big difference between iOS on a 3 year old phone and Android on a 2 year old tablet.
17. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
2012 7 is a dog by 2013 standards never mind now.
Quite a difference between it an 2013 7 model which made older ones at my house least used.
Tegra feels bleh to me, S4 is no speed demon, but is fluent throughout.
10. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Heck yeah, now I've four phones an three tablets to update today, woot.
19. valapsp (Posts: 476; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
where can i download the factory image files for GPe devices?
24. ZombieHunter (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)
Just hit my software update on my Nexus 5 and boom, there was 4.4.3, waiting to download.