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#1 EZRecovery

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 21:43

Just one day after Apple showed off iOS 8 at WWDC 2014, Google is sending out an over the air update (OTA) for Android 4.4.3. The update will be available on Nexus devices first, but will soon arrive on other popular manufacturer’s devices, such as Samsung, HTC, and LG smartphones. Android 4.4.3 adds several bug fixes and minor updates, alongside a brand-new Phone app and dialer.

 

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Although no major adjustments have been made in this latest version of KitKat, the bug fixes should make certain aspects of the OS run smoother. Google made a few changes to the camera app, solving the problem of rapid battery drain that had plagued many Nexus 5 users. Many of the new tweaks have to do with increased security on Android. However, the main focus of this update to Android 4.4.3 is centered around the Phone app.

 

The Phone app looks slightly different than before, with a cleaner interface and a nice, fresh color pallet. The addition of blue numbers and other accents really makes the new dialer pop. Additionally, the Phone app now has speed dial, so you can reach your favorite contacts more quickly by phone.
 
The OTA update to Android 4.4.3 is available for download on the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 tablet. Google says that it plans to roll out the update to all other Nexus devices in the coming weeks. From there, it will travel to other manufacturer’s devices. In the meantime, if you want to take a look at the new dialer and other factory images of Android 4.4.3, you can check out Google’s Developers page.
 



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 21:46

It's interesting that it rolled out to the N7 before the N5. My mum has an N5 and her battery lasts well already, but any improvements are always welcome.



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 21:49

Nexus Update program sees it on my Nexus 7 (2012), but not able to download it yet.

 

 

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 22:13

Not available OTA for my Nexus 4 yet. 



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 22:13

International roll out started for Nexus 5?

 

EDIT: I noticed, it does.. I'll wait for OTA roll out...



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 22:24

Does anyone know if this fixes the 4.4.2 camera bug that drains battery?



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 22:32

Does anyone know if this fixes the 4.4.2 camera bug that drains battery?

 

From XDA forum, it does not, you have to switch from stock camera app to Google Camera app from Playstore to fix this.



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 22:43

From XDA forum, it does not, you have to switch from stock camera app to Google Camera app from Playstore to fix this.

 

Google really dropped the ball with this. It affects ever stock rom out there, even proprietary ones.



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 23:25

Google really dropped the ball with this. It affects ever stock rom out there, even proprietary ones.

 

Should just drop the stock camera app and just go with the Play Store one.