Details surface about Android 4.4.3

Details surface about Android 4.4.3
There have been enough rumors around the Android 4.4.3 update that it is pretty easy to assume that the update is real and likely on the way. Unfortunately, we haven't really heard much about what to expect from the update though. Of course, given that we're going from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3, we're not expecting much more than bug fixes, and that seems to be what's on the menu. The version that is popping up now is a bit newer than the last. Last time, we saw build number KTU72B, and now we're seeing build number KTU8, which is once again being detailed by LlabTooFeR, so the leak is a bit more believable than a random rumor. 

But, a bug fix is a bug fix, so there likely isn't anything major in it. The biggest fix that is rumored is a fix to the camera focus, which is definitely an issue on Nexus devices and the Moto X. The other reported bug fixes cover issues like: data connection dropout, Bluetooth, random reboots, Wi-Fi autoconnect, MMS, Email/Exchange, Calendar, People/Dialer/Contacts, DSP, IPv6, VPN fixes, and other various bug fixes and security fixes. 

We still have no idea when to expect the update, but the way the rumors are starting to come faster, it seems like there isn't too much time left to wait. Of course, the difference between how long Nexus users have to wait compared to the rest of the ecosystem is always something to consider. 

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30 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I expect it to be pushed out in the next few weeks.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It's not going to be a very significant update, really...

20. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Maybe to you. However, for my Moto X, is a life line. Is the difference between my pocket or the wall. Tired of the random reboots.

30. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I've had 2 random reboots since I got 4.4.2, so it hasn't really impacted me all that much. And I haven't noticed a battery issue at all. Though where was one time where I was unable to lock my device by using the pattern and it wouldn't let me restart the phone. I grew frustrated and eventually got it to restart after fiddling with the power and volume keys after a while. But aside from that one occasions, I'm happy with the phone.

3. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

The data connection drop out is big pain in the butt problem that I hope they correct. Right now my work around is shutting the phone down and reboot it again every time maps loose contact with the network so it can find it again...

4. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Just curious...have you tried toggling Airplane Mode?

17. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I never have used Airplane mode. I have no idea for what it is or what it does. When I am in an airplane I just turn it off until I land.

21. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Without knowing what phone you have it's probably in your settings under connections maybe? It turns off the radios of your phone so no calls or data will be sent or received. On my Note 3 I can be in airplane mode but turn on WiFi leaving only the cellular radio off. GPS can be turned on also.

26. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

What rallyguy said. Toggling Airplane Mode sometimes help with issues like this. In severe cases....you would still have to reboot. I also toggle Airplane Mode to test how well a phone does in a weak reception area. Or to just test how well it recovers from having no connection to having a connection an any area.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Don't have any problem with my Note 3 running 4.4.2.

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Darkjudy seems to have crashing on his Note3. If you don't, I suspect end user set up.

22. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

The only problem with my Note 3 was my email not syncing by default. Once I adjusted a setting, it works perfect. No problems at all now.

8. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

never heard of that problem xD.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Odd, all of the issues that this update is to address do not seem to be affecting my Nexus 5...

9. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Same goes for my z1 :p

16. dome888

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

nexus 4 either

19. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I have some of those bugs on my note 3

23. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Hmm. Odd, I had dropped calls on JB, KK has fixed that.

6. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Will this help with the battery bug on Nexus 5? Can I finally purchase it?

10. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

What bug?`the nexus 5 doesn't have that good of a battery time :p.

12. williaamlarsson

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

The mm_camera_daemon bug that drains the battery faster than usual and makes the camera crash with an error saying "Can't connect to camera".

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Don't use Skype! Its third party apps that access camera like Skype that hang it. Other then that, I get 6 hours of SOT. Battery problem?

27. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Microsoft owns Skype now - so, I would not trust it...

18. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

My phone is a Nexus 4. I used to have the overheating & the battery drain problem (it was draining the battery from full charge to red line in less than 1 hour just standby) and it was corrected when I updated "Hangout" and "Tango" to their latest version. I don't think it was caused by hangout because I have never ever used the program so the problem had to be caused by Tango. I don't have Skipe so the problem it was not just with Skipe as they claim. It now works normal again. It used to work OK before upgrading to kit Kat so I suppose the problem was caused due to Tango was not compatible or working correctly after upgraded to kit Kat. Again the problem was corrected after Tango and Hangout were upgraded to kit Kat compatible updates.

11. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

only nexus and moto devices are most likely update this updates... the rest is history that will repeat itself...

15. 1701nino unregistered

I have a real problem with my nexus 4 with autofocus in my camera app,the picturs look horrible.On my old iphone 3gs the pictures look better.

24. lewis14

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 11, 2014

They should fix that battery drain issue and multiwindow like soon

25. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

This update will be for nexus devices, Google edition, and select moto devices.

28. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Too many bugs! Really?

29. vivek.wadhwa

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

My bluetooth stops working in between sharing all the time.

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