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

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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21 Comments

1. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

GNEX says "hello" in a surly voice.

3. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

9. TattooedMailman

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 31, 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

2. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

5. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

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

7. aliwiomar

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

me 22222

14. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

4. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

6. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

they need to fix the camera lag as well

11. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Entire camera app need a facelift and more features

18. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

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

19. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

8. aliwiomar

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 07, 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

12. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

21. aliwiomar

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

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

10. Nexus4Matic

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Relax break yourself a kit kat and enjoy.

15. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

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

16. FoxDavis

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 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.

17. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 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

20. cenk1303

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

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

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