Nexus 5, 7 Android 4.4.3 Kitkat OS Roll Out Soon as Google Updates Apps

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | April 22, 2014 2:40 PM EST

Nexus 5 and 7 are expected to receive the latest Android 4.4.3 Kitkat OS update soon as Google gave its apps a face lift.

According to Android Central, the Google Edu Setup App provided an update for Android 4.4.3 support. The changelog reads, Support for new Google Spreadsheets, Support for Android 4.4.3 and non-Nexus Tablets, and Minor UI updates and bug fixes.

Although Google has not officially announced the roll out of the latest update, the company hinted that the update will come very soon as it is already updating apps to make them compatible with Android 4.4.3.

Android Police reiterated that Android users may see and receive the new version of Kitkat OS as the firmware was already underway in Google. Users can expect fast roll out if no internal problems were found in the new version of the mobile software.

As usual, Nexus devices will be the first devices to receive the update, especially the Nexus 5 and 7. However, it is still unknown whether Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 tablet will receive the update. Google Play Edition devices will also receive the OS upgrade.

The KitKat update will not bring major changes and bug fixes to the Android devices brought about by the previous version. These bugs are data connection, random reboots, USB debugging and other fine details.

The same report also said that the Android 4.4.3 OS update will roll out in mid-April. The build KTU84F that leaked before is the firmware code of the Android 4.4.3 update. The roll out will be gradual among Android-based devices.

Meanwhile, US network Sprint silently slipped the Android 4.4.3 update for its Nexus 5 handsets. Android 4.43 update will be the last update before Google rolls out Android 4.5, nicknamed Android Lollipop, with a revamped 2D design in July.

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