What’s next for Android? We’re three months removed from the release of 4.4.2, and there’s already plenty of talk about new updates. Much of that has focused on delivering bugfixes to the Nexus 5 and maybe even Nexus 7, and just last week we saw a reference to a previously unknown KTU65 build for the Nexus 5 (4.4.2 is KOT49H), seeming to reveal Google’s testing efforts. Today we’ve got a little more of that sort of thing, spotting not only two even more recent builds, but finally seeing one of them connected to the name Android 4.4.3.
Granted, 4.4.3 was the logical place for Android numbering to go, but assumptions are one thing, and evidence another. Specifically, we see a log entry referencing a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.3 build KTU83.
Separately, there’s mention in a Chromium bug report of a Nexus 7 running KTU79. Between the lot of them, it’s clear that Google’s been very active lately in cranking-out new 4.4.3 builds.
Does this get us any closer to working out when Google might hope to release 4.4.3? Not particularly. And really, any potential feature set Google might hope to deliver with this software is also largely unknown to us. But seeing evidence of testing like this at least gives us hope that a leak may soon change that situation, and start really cluing us in to Google’s intentions with Android 4.4.3.