Reports from various sources are indicating that Google is working on the Android 4.4.1 KitKat update, as the new firmware version has been spotted running on Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 devices.
The information comes form the folks at 9to5Google who saw the new Android 4.4.1 KitKat in their website analytics. Four different devices running Android 4.4.1 KitKat, including the aforementioned Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7, have visited 9to5Google’s posts from Santa Clara, California indicating that the new firmware version is in the works and that it might soon be released for the public.
As about the forth Android 4.4.1 device, there’s no information about it. Speculatively, it might be the yet-unannounced Nexus 10 2013.
The first time we heard about Android 4.4.1 was on November 15, but the reports regarding the incremental KitKat update have increased over the past few days.
9to5Google’s reports of Android 4.4.1 are not singular, as LLabTooFeR HTC ROM developer talked about the new KitKat version on his Twitter account. According to him, the HTC One Google Play Edition will be updated to Android 4.4.1 KitKat “in the near future,” and the firmware version will be labeled KOT49E.
We can’t know for sure what Android 4.4.1 will bring, but it will most likely pack performance improvements, bug fixes, and battery life adjustments. For what is worth, Google has previously released KitKat updates for the Nexus terminals which aimed to fix certain bugs, but so far, the version number didn’t change.
There’s no word on when the Android 4.4.1 will be rolled out for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, or Nexus 7, not to mention about the devices outside the Nexus line-up.