Android 4.4 (KitKat) is just on a month old, and already it seems that Google is readying an update. There’s wide speculation on what the update could be fixing, but rumoured inclusions are a camera fix for the Nexus 5, which has rather slow focus acquisition and image capture, and addressing performance issues on 2012’s Nexus 10 tablet with its translucent backgrounds for the status and navigation bars.
From what we have seen, the new version is currently running on Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 devices. Android 4.4.1, sporting the build version KOT49E, has been spotted in analytics across the web, including here at Ausdroid, showing that Google is very much in the final stages of testing the new version. It appears that the hits are coming from Google-owned Australian IP addresses. A big hello to any Googlers reading this — please note, we take anonymous tips!
If Google stays true to form, we’ll see this update hit the Nexus range fairly soon — it’s not like Google to let these sort of analytics leak out too far in advance of a public release.
What else this point release might bring we have no idea, but there is some speculation it might bring some treats from the Nexus 5 to other Nexus devices, such as the Google Experience Launcher, Google Now integration, and changes to the app drawer.