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

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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26 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Android 4.2.2 KitKat??? Hope this brings more optimizations and Camera bug fix eventually.

2. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Android 4.2.2 KitKat??? typo, PA?

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

keylimepie doesn't exist, it's KitKat.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Maybe it will just be Lime Pie.

15. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Or Ketchum ash :D

14. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

16. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

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

4. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 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.

6. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 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.

9. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 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.

10. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 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.

11. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

25. Pokeem

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 24, 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?

17. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

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

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

12. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 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.

13. SamsungELITE unregistered

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

18. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 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

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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?

23. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

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

22. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

20. maxmppower unregistered

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

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

26. mariow2015

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

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

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