Android 4.4.1 now in testing, according to server logs

It was practically an inevitability: now that Android 4.4 has arrived, it’s only a matter of time until 4.4.1 shows up to replace it. That leaves us with the big questions of not only when it will ultimately launch, but what changes will be present in the code. While we don’t have any hard answers for the moment, it looks like Google hasn’t been wasting any time getting started on 4.4.1, as devices running the software show up in server logs.

4.4.1’s been spotted on the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7, with IPs tracing to Google’s stomping grounds in the Bay Area. Connections from all these models running 4.4.1 have practically exploded over the past week, suggesting the real-world testing of the update has only just gotten underway.

Separately, these findings are reinforced by rumors about an Android 4.4.1 update for the Google Play Edition HTC One in the “near future.”

What might we expect to find in this update? It would be nice to see some Nexus 5 camera improvements, though the new camera API might still be too soon. Bugfixes seem like a given, and we might just see a fix for that recently divulged DoS issue with text messages on Nexus models.

Source: 9to5 Google, LlabTooFeR (Twitter)
Via: Android and Me

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