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New Android 4.4.3 KitKat (build KTU72B) update allegedly under testing

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New Android 4.4.3 KitKat (build KTU72B) update allegedly under testing
While most Android devices are still waiting on the update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Google is apparently testing 4.4.3 already, under the build number KTU72B. This information comes courtesy of renowned developer LlabTooFeR, but there is no further info on what new features the update is likely to bring.

One of the bug fixes gets mentioned, though - LlabTooFeR writes that "probably it will fix known camera bug." Said issue could very well refer to the problem in Nexus 5 handset. Users observed a pretty significant increase in CPU usage when the camera application is operational, which puts unwarranted stress on the system, and its battery endurance. Google quickly promised a fix for the Nexus 5 camera bug, allegedly coming with the next Android update, so that could be it.

There are no details yet on eventual extra enhancements and fixes that the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update will bring to devices in general. Perhaps we will know as soon as the next few weeks, as we doubt Google will wait for the I/O conference in June to release a fix for the camera issue in Nexus 5.

source: @LlabTooFeR (Twitter)

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posted on 24 Mar 2014, 07:02 1

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Android 4.2.2 KitKat???

Hope this brings more optimizations and Camera bug fix eventually.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 07:12

2. skyline88 (Posts: 347; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Android 4.2.2 KitKat???

typo, PA?

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 07:15

3. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


100hrtz vs 60 currently on kitkat4.2.2
120fps please, we are stuck on 60fps, ICS was on 30fps thats why lagggggs

keylimepie should use these, it would be smooth like aroulete wheel

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 07:37

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


keylimepie doesn't exist, it's KitKat.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 08:03 4

8. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Maybe it will just be Lime Pie.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 11:17 1

15. Astoni (Posts: 573; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Or Ketchum ash :D

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 11:16

14. Astoni (Posts: 573; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Why the hell would we need 120fps? if we have 60hz we won't see any diffrens?. 75hz with 75fps would be better cause it will remove any stutter lagg from 60 fps.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 11:31 1

16. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


can you see difference between 60 fps and 120 fps? 120 fps drains the battery faster

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 07:27 1

4. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


My G2 has updated to 4.4.2 a week ago and brought several improvements.

But....., some minor bugs still inside. Wallpaper set to default eventually and battery lasts shorter especially in web browsing. Hopefully Android 4.4.3 will annihilate those bugs and bring more improvements.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 07:49

6. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Really? I have the G2 on T-Mobile and haven't experienced any bugs at all. If anything, the already stellar battery life has been improved. Max battery life I get is 17+ hours with moderate use.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 08:11

9. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Yes it does. My G2 is international version (D802).
Anyway, stand-by time has been improved but strangely the battery drops quickly once web browsing begin and the phone gets warmer. Hope the upcoming 4.4.3 will fix this problem.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 08:21

10. freebee269 (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


I agree with digital Jedi. My battery life has increased on an already stellar battery. And I'm not having the battery drain when using chrome. Maybe you should factory reset to see if it fixes it? Also I wouldn't count on the g2 getting the 4.4.3 update. The 4.4.2 update is most likely the last update for this phone. The g3 will be out soon along with whatever else they bring out so they will move their focus to them. You'll probably have to go the custom recovery route if you want android 4.4.3.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 08:41

11. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Thanks for advice.
I'll try to reset to factory default instead of installing any (dangerous) custom ROM.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 14:51

21. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


What you consider dangerous is usually better than stock....

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 07:08

25. Pokeem (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


MarkArigayo
did the factory reset solved the battery problem?
I'm experiencing the same problem with my D802 after the update (bought from Thailand).
Another problem is a lot of static noise when using headphones, do you experience it too?

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 12:54

17. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Wow. Sorry to hear that. Hopefully there will be a fix soon for you.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 07:59 1

7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


My Xperia Z is still on 4.3 and now this 4.4.3 appears. -__-'

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 09:24 1

12. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


my G2 is still on 4.2 and my battery is goin on 86 hours 16% 4hrs screen time hue hue hue. 4.4 sounds like a pile a s**t. SO many of you cry about updates to. What's the saying, if it's not broke don't fix it.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 09:28

13. SamsungELITE (unregistered)


4.4.2 update for my S4 Active please (much better if 4.4.3) nah just dreaming

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 13:27

18. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I went through 3 note 3's with T-Mobile because KitKat completely ruined the battery life on the phones along with unstable wifi. I'll stay with Jelly Bean for as long as possible after that 2 week crap fest

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 14:04

19. AfterShock (Posts: 2959; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Dafuq?

Router,firmware,settings or end user error is most likely cause period.
To paint KitKat as solely being responsible is a hating thing to do.

No issues on any of my Nexi, so yeah something not adding up.
There's a few happy Note3 users here, never have they bitched about that, so again dafuq dude?

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 15:51 1

23. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Wrong. Check android central and XDA forums son, they are full of people with issues like mine on Nexus and Note 3s

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 15:05

22. boosook (Posts: 1089; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Well, kitkat works flawlessly on the Nexus, so maybe you should blame Samsung's customized software…

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 14:09

20. maxmppower (Posts: 48; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


I have a GS 4 on verizon and i still don't have KitKat :(

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 03:02

24. Scott93274 (Posts: 1350; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I'm happy with my Moto X on Verizon. no issues with 4.4.2 thus far.

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 18:17

26. mariow2015 (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


I still need the 4.4.1 KitKat update.... #VerizonProbs

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