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Android 4.4.3 update coming: planned bug fixes revealed

Last week we reported on a KitKat-inducing bug that was plaguing the Nexus 5 camera, a problem among others that Google confirmed would be fixed by the next firmware of Android KitKat, 4.4.3. This new build (KTU72B) is now no longer a rumor, though the exact roll-out date is unknown. On the bright side, we now have a list of which bug fixes this new firmware will presumably bring.

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According to sources over at Android Police, the update will focus solely on fixing bugs. One of these was causing Nexus 5 owners a lot of stress: the mm-qcamera-daemon crash which caused the CPU on the Nexus 5 to work quicker, thus draining the battery a lot more rapidly than usual.  This update will however not impact the user interface or include any new features.

While we wait for bigger changes to be brought to the Android UI with a heavier impacting update to the Android OS, perhaps even Android 5.0, these are the changes that we can hope for with the Android 4.4.3 update:

  • 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 sometimes got removed from 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
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The screenshot courtesy of Android Police shows the Android 4.4.3 firmware with Build Number KTU8 (the rest of the number has been blocked out). © AndroidPolice

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Source: Android Police

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