Nexus devices to be updated to Android Kitkat 4.4.3 starting May 23

The Android mobile operating system on current generation Nexus smartphones and tablets is set to receive the KitKat 4.4.3 update starting May 23, and is expected to address minor bugs.

Recently it was reported that the changelog for the upcoming update to Android had leaked, and that users could expect to get it anytime in the near future. Now, according to Android Geeks, the 4.4.3 update could be just a week away, as sources have revealed that Google will start rolling out the update starting May 23 to its Nexus devices.

The devices which are expected to get the update include the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones, and the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets. There is no information about the update rolling out to Google Play Edition devices as of now, however, users can rest assured that they will get the update within weeks of the update hitting the Nexus devices.

According to the leaked changelog, the 4.4.3 update will bring support for a new version of Google TV in addition to various improvements to Bluetooth, connectivity and general bug fixes. The report also mentions the existence of a Nexus 8 device which has been rumoured for a while, may be revealed during this year's Google I/O conference.

Source: Android Geeks | Image via Sundar Pichai on Twitter

Thanks for the tip Techbeck!

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There is no source for this information so it's just a rumour. 4.4.3 has been supposedly going to roll out for the past couple of months... so I doubt this is true. I think the next time we will see another release is for Google I/O.

Still really hoping this update fixes the noise cancellation on the Nexus 5 - although I know the changelog doesn't mention it. If not it's time to sell the thing, as a phone that doesn't work as a phone is no use to me (this is my 3rd Nexus 5 and all have the same issue)

Jockulation said,
Still waiting on Samsung to update the Galaxy S4 i9506

Just replaced mine yesterday. The lack of ROM support was driving me insane.

Jockulation said,
Still waiting on Samsung to update the Galaxy S4 i9506

One of the reasons I will never by another Samsung device again...unless it is a Nexus or GPE. Their Touchwiz interface is what kills them in the updates. All that bloat takes a while to update.

techbeck said,

One of the reasons I will never by another Samsung device again...unless it is a Nexus or GPE. Their Touchwiz interface is what kills them in the updates. All that bloat takes a while to update.

Exactly why I will stay away from non-GPE Samsung products. I really wanted the Note Pro 12.2, but their customizations are atrocious!

I wouldn't touch a Galaxy again. I had the S4 for a few months and the bloat on it just wound me up. It's a shame GPE only exists in the US. It would be a welcomed market in other countries.
Hopefully this Android Silver stuff will resolve some of the bloating issues.

Well, not that I'm defending the manufacturers, or the carriers (US carriers), but you know it's not in their bottom line to update these devices, when they can push you into a new device for "99 dollars" and keep you under contract. Perhaps if more vendors such as Oppo/OnePlus, ZTE, Huawei, Nexus start making a sizable DENT in the market, the prices will come down, crippled features will return and some of the carrier bloat will disappear. I've been with an MVNO for over a year on an almost 2 year old device. I'd never go back to a contract again.