All the fairly modern Nexus devices have had their KitKat updates released already. According to the latest numbers, Android 4.4 KitKat is already at 1.1% on the Android distribution charts. Considering that Nexus devices don’t sell very well at all compared to giants like Samsung devices, this is a decent number. But with some devices left buggy, as the first new version of Android tends to cause, Google looks to be planning a new update for its Nexus devices.
According to 9to5Google, they have noticed some devices running Android 4.4.1 visiting the site, specifically from Santa Clara, California (which is Silicon Valley). The devices spotted were the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, along with an unknown device with no name. But what could this update include?
To be realistic, it’s most likely just a big fixing update. Every time Google releases a new version of Android, there are bug fixing updates right after launch. However, it might be a little more than that. The new camera API that Google is developing with burst mode and RAW support might be thrown in for the Nexus 5, but that’s a bit of a long shot. Still, we can dream. It could also be the distribution of the Google Experience Launcher, which is also possible but unlikely.
HTC One GE will get 4.4.1 (KOT49E) in near future…
– LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) December 2, 2013
This isn’t the first time 4.4.1 has been mentioned. LlabTooFeR, an HTC developer, claims that the HTC One Google Play edition will be getting the software version in the near future. Looks like it isn’t so far out. Expect an update sometime soon; we’ll tell you when to start checking. Do you have any issues with KitKat you’d like to see resolved? Leave a comment!