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Android 4.4.3 Mid-April Release: 16 Changes Coming to LG Nexus 5, ASUS Nexus 7 and HTC One Google Play Edition

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Android 4.4.3 KitKat leaked several times online and its official public release may happen in mid-April for LG Nexus 5, ASUS Nexus 7 and HTC One Google Play Edition.

Android 4.4.3 Change Logs

Google will release the official Android 4.4.3 KitKat firmware around mid-April according to news reports. It is designed to fix all bugs found on LG Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat including a major bug called ?mm-qcamera-daemon? that causes the camera to work in the background processes. The same bug also drains huge amount of power due to high CPU usage regardless if the user is using the camera or not.

In addition to that particular crash and battery draining bug, Android 4.4.3 KitKat is also bringing several patches to fix other known problems on LG Nexus 5.

  1. Frequent connection drops with mobile data
  2. Regularise camera focus
  3. HDR mode issues
  4. Power manager display wake up lock
  5. Multiple Bluetooth problems
  6. Other known bugs plaguing the camera app
  7. Random reboots
  8. USB debugging security issues
  9. App shortcuts security issues
  10. Malfunctioning of Wi-Fi auto-connect
  11. Missed call LED
  12. Inaccurate data usage graph
  13. Issues with email and MS exchange sync
  14. Bugs in calendar, contract, dialler and people apps
  15. DSP errors
  16. IPv6 and VPN network issues

First-Hand Recipients

According to the ROM developer and HTC insider, LlabTooFeR, HTC One Google Play Edition is one of the first-hand recipients of Android 4.4.3 KitKat. The famous HTC insider revealed that a new KTU84D firmware build was in the ?works for the smartphone but no specific release date has been announced or released.

Additionally, LG Nexus 5 and ASUS Nexus 7 are also exclusive recipients of Android 4.4.3 KitKat after several leaks exposed the two Nexus devices running the KTU65 and KTU79 Android 4.4.3 KitKat.

According to Myce, KTU84 firmware build that leaked earlier was made in the 84th day of the first quarter of 2014 or back in March 26th. LlabTooFeR claims that Google may release the new firmware build around mid of April among the three smartphones then later to other eligible devices.

Major Android manufacturers have not announced any upcoming Android 4.4.3 KitKat updates and remain with the Android 4.4.2 upgrade plans for Q1 2014.

Photo Source: http://www.android.com/versions/kit-kat-4-4/

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