Android 4.4.3 is like the Lochness Monster that we keep gossiping about thanks to dubious sightings by the press. Now, one month before the Google I/O, an unthinkable thought has arisen: will the update ever come?
Presumably, the update won’t bring many big changes, it will ‘only’ fix a few bugs. Alas, we’ve seen nothing but glimpses of it in code or leaked Samsung factory reports. In recent leaked documentation, it is apparently being tested on some of the market’s recent flagships, but this is still a rumor and nothing has been confirmed. Such internal roadmaps are easily faked.
Why would Android 4.4.3 be crossed off the list? Android Geeks said it right: in one month, we will likely be presented Android 4.5 or Android 5.0 Lollipop or whichever name you want to give it (vote in our survey). Bugfixes can easily be added to the next big update. Why would two separate updates come in such a short time that manufacturers and network providers would have to test and push out?
The question is not unfounded. Android 4.4.3 never ended up appearing after every report, and there is still no hint of an official report on this. The folk over at Mountain View have one month to their huge developer conference, up until which they will likely have their hands full with the next major update. Many leaks point towards something big. What’s more, Apple will introduce the iOS 8 this coming Monday, June 2nd.
What do you think? Is Android 4.4.3 just a ghost town or are you still keeping hope alive, or do you even care?