Google has just released another big patch to Android KitKat and it will be coming to a variety of devices this week, alongside more in the next few months. The update is pretty small and any device on Android KitKat or Jelly Bean 4.3 should be able to download it without much of a problem.
That being said, the current lineup of confirmed devices is pretty small, the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 will obviously be getting the Android 4.4.3 update first, alongside some of the new Google Play Edition smartphones. Running the stock interface allows Google to ship the updates with ease.
Motorola has also pitched in and said the Moto X, Moto E and Moto G will all receive the Android 4.4.3 update in the next few weeks. For the Moto E and Moto G, only people in the United States or Brazil will be able to update their device and for the Moto X, only US users on T-Mobile will be able to, although this is likely to change before long.
No word from Samsung, HTC or any other device manufacturer about installing the update. We expect HTC to update the One M8 and the Galaxy S5, S4 and Note 3 should surely get the update before too long. The LG G Pro 2 is another candidate likely to get the new iteration.
Android 4.4.3 doesn’t bring a huge amount of new content, in fact the only aesthetic changes are on the Dialer and People apps, making them look modern. The update is mostly bug fixes brought around from Android 4.4.2, but early indications show even more bugs post-launch.
This will most likely be the last update to KitKat 4.4 and we expect Google to announce a new version at I/O on June 25. The update could have the new aesthetic refresh and Web APIs, alongside more integration for wearable devices like Android Wear and Google Glass.