Google have released a minor update for the Android OS, and it has already begun rolling out to Nexus Devices.
The list of devices which have received the update include the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), and the Nexus 10. A notable absentee among the devices which received the update is the LTE version of the Nexus 7 2013,
Here are the codes for the devices along with the build number for the update:
|Device Name||Device Codename||Android 4.4.3 Build Number|
|Nexus 7 2012 WiFi||Nakasi||KTU84L|
|Nexus 7 2012 3G||NakasiG||KTU84L|
|Nexus 7 2013 WiFi||Razor||KTU84L|
|Nexus 7 2013 Mobile||Razorg||n/a|
As you can see from the above table, all devices except the Nexus 5 have the same build number, KTU84L. The build number of the Nexus 5, KTU84M, along with the missing factory image for the Nexus 7 2013 LTE model suggests that the N5 got a bug fix update related to LTE.
Note: Just because all the build numbers are similar, doesn’t mean you can flash an update meant for one model on a totally different one. Do not try it, as your device may cease to function. The purpose of the table is to explain this, download the appropriate version for your device and then install it.
You can download the factory images from the official Google page.
Here is the “about phone” screenshot from one of our Nexus 4’s:
While there is no official change log available from Google, there was a leaked one which made its way onto GitHub.
We have to admit that we are surprised that the Nexus 7 2012 has received the update, as it was released over 22 months ago, way back in July 2012. Despite that, I think Google needs to take a leaf out of Apple’s book, since they continued to support the OS updates for the iPhone 4 for nearly 48 months.
Also, we can safely assume that it is only a matter of time when the 4.4.3 update is released for popular devices such as the Moto G, the Moto X and possibly the Moto E.