Have you been experiencing any bugs since updating your Nexus device to Android 4.4.3?

Have you been experiencing any bugs since updating your Nexus device to Android 4.4.3?
On one of our Nexus 5 devices, we have not encountered any issues since updating Android to version 4.4.3, however, there are a sprinkle of reports coming through the interwebs about some folks experiencing odd bugs across the spectrum of Nexus devices.

On the whole, Android 4.4.3 was meant to fix a bunch of bugs, most notably the battery drain which was tied to the camera software. There were also fixes put in place to stabilize network connectivity and notifications.

SMS and MMS through Hangouts needed some work too, along with making support for Exchange Active Sync more reliable was part of the repertoire too. The dialer in Android 4.4.3 is refreshed as well. All-in-all, things are looking fairly solid, but some new bugs seem to be emerging from the bugs that were squashed.

On Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 devices, it appears that some units are experiencing trouble with Wi-Fi connectivity. For Nexus 4 devices, it appears some that were having random reboot issues under Android 4.4.2 continue to experience the same after the update to 4.4.3.

Some Nexus 5 owners appear to notice new lag when selecting the “all contacts” option from the new dialer. There has been no official word from Google, but it is certain that the gang in Mountain View knows about the deal.

How about you? Did you update your Nexus device to Android 4.4.3? How is everything running?

source: AndroidOrigin

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51 Comments

1. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

I think better battery life.

34. zoro06

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

totally right, Nexus 4 from complete recharge till 0% in 9 hours !!!

38. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

9am to 9pm with 50% left on one charge with 4.4.3. 9am to 9pm with 30% left with one recharge during the day with 4.4.2. Way better! Nexus 5. All I can say is turn off Google Location and Reporting in location settings. Should help the most.

48. zoro06

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

google location off.. brightness is auto using DU battery saver also i meant worse not better

2. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

So what's new in 4.4.3 , anyone that have nexus device can tell me ?

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

9. seban1988

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

The way in which is organized the call history and the dialer, and few other things. Any new great thing.

15. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Mostly under the hood improvements. Dialer is refreshed and battery life is improved...

3. FingerMyApple unregistered

I think they're experiencing diabetes after too much kitkat :p

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Haha, I lol-ed at that one!

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Not that I can think of. Improvements have been faster feel throughout OS and better battery life over course of the day. I don't like the dialer though, that kind of bites.

6. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

hanging and lagging . plus full od advertisemnt from google how to go back to android 4.0

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Troll.

13. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Wow... After all the "unbiased" stuff I've heard about Android from you, I totally trust you. /s

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Stfu and gtfo troll!

22. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Says a retarded nokia fanboy with ugly bathroom tiles.....

30. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Says a kid who watches WWE acting big on a tech site

31. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

FYI, I havent watched wwe last 6 months.... And i dont thumb up dumb posts like #6, fankids like you do.

32. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

That's a lot of speculation there, kid. Go back to studying now.

49. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

OK smarty...

7. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

battery is draining a little faster than before on my nexus 5 but i am not having any problems with wifi connectivity. google now launcher (still) creates an additional home screen page for no reason, that bug isn't fixed as yet...maybe it has nothing to do with kitkat.

8. seban1988

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I have a rooted Nexus 4 and every app is crashing and consuming more RAM than ever, and therefore more battery too. I used to reach 1GB of RAM with several apps running at the same time, and now I've got that amount in idle status. Also the camera app is crashing a lot, making my device reboot. I would love to see Google updating again and solving those problems.

10. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

All the changes has been positive in my Nexus 4. No problems at all. In my opinion everything works better and faster... I also like the new phone dialer...

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I have not experienced any bugs but battery life is more reliable and seems to have improved considerably...

17. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

My nexus 7 (2012) is experiencing a bug that do not have on kitkat 4.4.2. The UI suddenly crashes when scrolling the end of the applications menu

18. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I can't say anything about battery life because I changed jobs, so it's impossible to compare the new office, where I get 2 to 3 bars on LTE, with the old one, where got only 1 bar on a good day. The weird thing was the next day from the update, when a message about a new SIM card having been insert, which wasn't the case, and the need to reboot.

46. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

And now I'm also noticing a more brittle GPS lock, losing the satellites signal often.

19. vazzzz

Posts: 64; Member since: May 09, 2014

My battery drained really fast compared to 4.4.2. It lost about 1% battery per 20-30 minutes standby. I cleared the system cached yesterday and now it's back to normal. Now it's 1% per 4-5 hours. If you experience any issues try with clearing the system cache.

40. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

How, please?

20. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I haven't experienced any lag or battery drain, but I have had a few problems with lockscreen widgets and some other general UI components taking a while to load. Nothing major, but I've seen it enough times to notice.

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