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Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update to Roll out for Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Nexus 5 and Xperia Z Ultra

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
April 18, 2014|4:07 pm

The Android 4.4.3, KitKat update made headlines this week as the new software is expected to come to a slew of high end devices including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Nexus 5 and Xperia Z Ultra.

Some of these devices have already received the update.

The LG Nexus 5 update started rolling out this month and it actually fixes a camera bug that had been previously plaguing users. It is available to customers on Sprint who are using the Nexus 5 on the carrier's network.  The camera issue affected the device's ability to hold a charge as apps were trying to access the point and shooter without a manual prompt.

Other devices expected to receive the update include the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 Google Play editions. A recent report stated that international variants are expected to receive it in either May or June of this year. Carrier-based models should get it before 2015.

Finally, a Sony Xperia Z Ultra model is expected to launch with Android 4.4.3, KitKat pre-installed.

The device was spotted passing through Bluetooth SIG certification and the listing revealed that it will come with software labeled KTU72.S1.3013. The KTU72 part is actually a build name for Android 4.4.3.

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Google also leaked some information in the Edu Device Setup app on the Play Store as the "what's new" section of the app lists "support for Android 4.4.3 and non-Nexus tablets." This could be an indicator for the update's imminent roll out.

Android 4.4.3 is expected to be the final version of the KitKat build before Google decides to roll out its next iteration which will be 4.5 or possibly 5.0.

 

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