Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update: What To Expect

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Android 4.4.3 KitKat will fix the battery problem reported by Nexus 5 users.

Good news Nexus 5 owners: Google is currently working on a major Android update to fix several problems reported by users. The new Android 4.4.3 KitKat update will replace the current 4.4.2 build, hopefully solving several key issues that Android users have experienced. While Google has yet to publicly announce details of the upcoming Android update, several rumors have surfaced regarding the new build.

Camera Problems Solved

Can’t seem to keep your Google Nexus 5 charged for any serious length of time? It’s downright frustrating when you’re forced to talk on your phone with the power cord running to a nearby outlet. After a number of users complained about the Nexus 5’s battery life, a Google spokesperson responded by saying the new Android 4.4.3 KitKat build will “Probably it will fix known camera bug.”

The reason why some users are experiencing poor battery life with the Google Nexus 5 is because certain apps, such as Skype, force the camera to open; thus, pulling more power. Even if you don’t knowingly open the camera through the main Android portal on your Nexus 5 device, other apps may automatically open it. When this occurs, the battery will drain exceedingly fast due to the increased draw from the camera. The bug is known as mm-qcamera-daemon, and Google is currently working on a fix for it in the upcoming Android 4.4.3 KitKat update.

When Will It Be Released?

A recent Tweet by Android developer LlabTooFeR suggests the update will occur within the next few months. “Android 4.4.3 is under testing. Build number is KTU72B.” According to this Tweet, the build is dated March 13th, although the developer did not further elaborate as to when exactly Google will release Android 4.4.3. Other sources claim the Mountain View company will release Android 4.4.3 later this summer.

What Else Will Android 4.4.3 Include?

It’s not clear what new features (if any) Google will include in its new Android 4.4.3 KitKat update. And we also don’t know which devices are compatible with the new build. Some sources suggest Android 4.4.3 is an exclusive build designed specifically for the Google Nexus 5, while others suggest it’s a more general build designed for use on a wide range of Android-powered smartphones. Regardless, I think it’s safe to say most Nexus 5 owners — including myself — have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new Android update.

Are you looking forward to the new Android 4.4.3 KitKat update? Let us know in the comments section below!

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