Android 4.4.3 KitKat Release Update: Release and Top Features to Expect

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By Precious Silva | March 31, 2014 10:28 PM EST

The Android 4.4 KitKat has made an impression - both good and bad. According to previous reports, the Android 4.4 KitKat update can be considered as Google's attempt to fix fragmentation among its devices. The new operating system can be used even in older and lower end Android devices. However, with the number of problems reported about the update, the company was forced to issue two new updates: the Android 4.4.1 and the Android 4.4.2. As problems do not seem to stop despite the series of upgrades, it appears Anroid 4.4.3 KitKat may be in the works already. 

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A Google Android figurine sits on the welcome desk as employee Tracy McNeilly smiles at the new Google office in Toronto, November 13, 2012.

What can people expect? Last week, the rumor mill began buzzing about the Android 4.4.3 update. According to a report by Android and Me, there have been talks about the Android 4.4.3 in the works already. The new update will address battery drain and camera bug issues. Not only that, it appears Google is intent on addressing every problem related to the initial Android 4.4 operating system. 

According to a report by Android Police, the test of the Android 4.4.3 on the Nexus 5 has been spotted. The tipster claimed that the new update will focus on the maintenance aspect of Android devices instead of bringing in new features. According to the report, the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update will offer the following fixes:

  • Frequent data connection dropout fix
  • mm-qcamera-daemon crash and optimization fixes
  • Camera focus in regular and HDR modes fixes
  • Power Manager display wakelock fix
  • Multiple Bluetooth fixes
  • Fix for a random reboot
  • App shortcuts even taken out of launcher after update
  • USB debugging security fix
  • App shortcuts security fix
  • Wi-Fi auto-connect fix
  • Other camera fixes
  • MMS, Email/Exchange, Calendar, People/Dialer/Contacts, DSP, IPv6, VPN fixes
  • Stuck in activation screen fix
  • Missed call LED fix
  • Subtitle fixes
  • Data usage graph fix
  • Internet telephony fix
  • FCC compliance fix
  • Miscellaneous fixes

It seems Google wants to fix as many problems as possible. Despite the fixes presented on the Android 4.4.2 upgrade, many users still complain of problems. The lengthy list of tweaks should assure users of a better experience with the Android KitKat operating system.

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A Google Android figurine sits on the welcome desk as employee Tracy McNeilly smiles at the new Google office in Toronto, November 13, 2012.
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