Android 4.4.3 coming soon to a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (2013) near you?

Recent leaks pertaining to Android 4.4.3 have been boiled down to specific versions of the update for the Nexus 5 handset and the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. The version for the former is codenamed "Hammerhead" and carries a build number of KTU83. The version of Android 4.4.3 seen on the Nexus 7 (2013) was KTU79. There is a way to break down these build numbers as they are based on a Google-devised code...
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29. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also don't forget that older iOS devices don't get the same update e.g. iPhone 4 without Siri/panorama (even though Google Now and panorama apps work fine) Also iPhone 4 & 4S without AirDrop (even though 4 &4S have wifi/bluetooth, even phones from 10 years could send files via bluetooth)

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's not a knock against Android. Unless you have a nexus device updates aren't guaranteed for your device.

10. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Having the smoothest and most stable OS is too...

40. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Ironically your paying too much as well for your iOS 7.1 that keeps on crashing and shutting down.

24. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It looks like the update mainly addresses software problems specific to the Nexus 5 and 7. If that's the case other manufacturers would be better off waiting for the 4.5 update.

34. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

but the old one is still better than iOS & WP. I'm still waiting until iOS has widgets and WP can change the wallpaper, & both of them can change the theme lol

30. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

They should fix battery drainage

31. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

what we really need is better response time to reduce lag.

37. Jishnusur

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

120Fps is slow motion guys.. -_-

39. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Android does run UI at 60FPS.. but the thing is when there's a slight load , there is occasional drop in frame rates which cause it to stutter. Otherwise the UI is smooth. In iOS or WP devices they might not be rendering at 60FPS but its consistant in its rendering, therefore a smoother user experience.

41. jay86

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Nexus smartphones are my favorites now, i was a Samsung fan, but not anymore, due to lack of innovation in terms of design, it feels like it's the same phone with new features every year. I currently have the Nexus 5, which i like a lot, and i can't wait to see what the Nexus 6 is going to bring to the table.
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