Report: Google dogfooding Android 4.4.3; next KitKat build just weeks away from public consumption?

As March was winding down, we told you about Android 4.4.3 and warned you not to expect much more than a number of bug fixes. The number one fix deals with camera issues that has affected the Nexus devices and the Motorola Moto X. The problem with the rear camera on these devices has to do with focusing while trying to take a picture. Another problem that Android 4.4.3 is designed to repair is data connection dropout. That is as bad as it sounds. Without a data connection, your widgets stop updating and there is no connection to the internet. You are stranded, all alone and marooned on Earth while others around you know what is going on in the world. It is not a pleasant feeling when you're a data connection drop out.

Google has starting dogfooding Android 4.4.3, according to the buzz around the virtual water cooler. For those who think that we are talking about Alpo, or Snoopy's famous suppertime dance, it is actually a term that means the new OS build is getting tested internally at Mountain View. Currently, the testing is being done by 1% of Google employees who work outside the Android team, according to the most recent rumor.

Current "dogfooding" is limited to the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nexus 10. Google Play edition models and the Motorola Moto X will soon join the action.

Once the dogfooding expands to more than 1% of non-Android Google employees, and there are no major problems reported, it will be ready for the public to receive it via an OTA update. By the way, Google says that Android 4.4.3 contains "critical security and stability" fixes.

source: AndroidPolice

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