Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update: Motorola's Moto E VIDEO Reveals New Operating System Release Date Coming Soon

By Alex Riviello , Updated May 15, 2014 11:34 AM EDT
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New reports indicate that the rumored Android 4.4.3 KitKat update is closing in on us for Google's Nexus line of phones, and that a version for the Samsung Galaxy S5 is in the works as well. What's more, Motorola's new Moto E has a launch trailer that reveals the new phone will upgrade to the latest operating system, giving us hope that the release is imminent.

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The Moto E is a budget phone, just $129 with no contract, but is a solid little piece of tech. It's got Corning Gorilla Glass, water-repellent splash guard, and a 1980 mAh battery that's designed to last an entire day. While it comes with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor and 1GB of RAM that won't let it play the fanciest games out there, it will come with an update to the latest version of Android installed, as shown in the video below. Check out the reveal at the :40 second mark.

Months ago, it was revealed that Google had an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat on the way, and this "Android 4.4.3" version would contain massive bug fixes and tweaks to the OS. There's no new features or UI improvements, this is solely to squash any problems that people are having with 4.4.2, and Google was said to be releasing the update first to Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 users sometime soon. The rumored release date of April has come and gone but it seems likely that it will hit soon and then start rolling out to other systems.

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Here's the confirmed list of what 4.4.3 will have-

•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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