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Android 4.4.3 KitKat to arrive on May 23, rumor says


We’ve heard a number of reports surrounding Wi-Fi connectivity, speed, and other performance troubles with the update of numerous devices (in particular, Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy S3) to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. A number of our readers have written in to confirm the same issues that are floating over the web. Android 4.4.2 KitKat is the first upgrade for the Galaxy Note 3 device, considering that the Note 3 was preloaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean some seven months ago when the third-generation phablet was released.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat’s problems are screaming for a resolution, and Android 4.4.3 KitKat looks to provide one. We’ve shown you three new leaks that are credible in and of themselves. As I said then, Google’s 4.4.3 KitKat reference, coupled with Sprint’s declaration of the update (before pulling it), not to mention Sony and Motorola smartphones that have passed through the FCC bearing the Android 4.4.3 KitKat reference are powerful enough to convince the most die-hard critic that the new update is on the way. However, we’ve still been at a lost as to when we can expect the new KitKat update.

A new rumor says that you can expect the coveted Android 4.4.3 KitKat update soon. How soon? As early as next week – Friday, May 23rd. As per the rumor, the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and the Nexus 5 will all receive the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update next week, with the Google Play Edition devices to follow soon after. We’ve heard that HTC will update its Google Play Edition device as well as the 2013 HTC One (M7) and the 2014 HTC One (M8) models. Twitter member @LlabTooFeR said that HTC will update the M7 and M8 devices in either May or June, but it’s likely that, at this rate, the M7 and M8 won’t see the new KitKat update until June.

Remember the Motorola smartphone I mentioned above? While the Moto G is sure to get the 4.4.3 KitKat update, seeing that the Moto G is only four months old (at most), the new FCC-certified Motorola device seems to have been the Moto E, a more inexpensive version of the Moto G. While the Moto E is available for pre-order at this time, it’s yet to arrive on retail store shelves. The only clue we have about the Moto E as the FCC-certified phone comes from Motorola’s Moto E commercial in which Motorola lists Android 4.4.3 KitKat as the current OS update, as can be seen by the photos below. Three pictures at different zoom levels are provided to show the claim’s veracity.

The Moto E’s claim to 4.4.3 KitKat, apart from the May 23rd rumor, is the only other piece of new information we have regarding the new KitKat update. While the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update appears designed to provide bug fixes and some small enhancements, Android users can expect a new dialer app in the incremental update.

Stay tuned to Inferse as we’re working around the clock to provide the latest breaking news on the new KitKat update as it arrives.

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