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Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update for Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 to Roll Out on May 23

We’ve been waiting for the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for the Nexus devices for a while, as it’s been proved to exist, but we’ve had no clear date for it until now. Though this changes today, thanks to a source, who told us that Google is planning to roll it out starting on May 23 on the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10.

This means that all the recent Nexus devices will be updated to Android 4.4.3 by the end of the month and we expect Google Play Edition ones to follow soon thereafter.

We’ve now asked our source when it will start rolling out on the GPE devices and we’re waiting for a reply, but we’re very sure that it won’t take more than a week until they will start receiving the update too.

If you want to find out what are the changes in Android 4.4.3, you can view the changelog here. That changelog has also brought us proof about a future Nexus 8 tablet that might be manufactured by HTC.

While we’re waiting for the Android 4.4.3 to roll out, it’s most likely that Google is working on an entirely new Android version which could be released at I/O, this year.

We keep trying to find out more information about the next Android version, but we didn’t manage to find out anything yet. Once we do, we will let you know.

Android 4.4.3 should also roll out on all smartphones running Android 4.4.2 KitKat right now and on those that are going to receive that update in the future. Samsung is rumored to skip the 4.4.2 update entirely and update some smartphones directly to 4.4.3.

That’s all we know about Android 4.4.3 until now, but we’ll let you know once we find out more information about it or when Google decides to send it to their smartphones. If our source is right, that should happen in about one week.

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  • Hereld

    Source? Cite it?

    • Anthony Bond

      It could be someone working for Google or someone else that might get in trouble for leaking information. You can’t name your source if that’s the case.

  • John Lyeros

    Yeah at last!!

  • chans

    Finally…. It will cool my n5

  • Chez

    Can’t wait

  • Simon Belmont

    I’ll believe it when I see it. That is to say, I’ll believe it when I see the update pop up on my Nexus devices or a link to it appears in the Nexus device images site from Google, and not a minute sooner.

    The speculation for this minor update has been at a fever pitch for almost two months now and it’s getting old. It’ll show up when it shows up.

    • Simon Belmont

      I’ll also add that I’m damned tired of seeing the two-bit news scraping websites update the same articles about Android 4.4.3 day in and day out (sometimes multiple times in a day) with either wild speculation or ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, so they’ll be at the top of the search results. You know who you are, you bastards.

      That is the worst kind of chicanery to get page-clicks and ad revenue and it means I will never visit your site in the future. Google should ban those websites from the search results if they detect that type of misleading “SEO” behavior.

      • Simon Belmont

        And lo and behold, this article now says May 16th that it was posted. Yesterday it said May 15th.

        Just so you can continue to show up in the top search results. This disgusts me. You made some MINOR change to the article so it bubbles to the top without adding any new or valuable information for your readers.. Ridiculous, misleading, and all to increase your ad revenue.

        • ccgabe

          Simon you really have your shorts in a knot over all of this! You may as well relax, like you say it will be here when it gets here and not a moment sooner.

          • Simon Belmont

            I’m not mad about the update, man. I’m being totally honest when I tell you that I’m patient for it getting here and I’d rather Google deliver a quality update at a slower pace than a crummy one quickly.

            What irritates me is the websites that insist on taking advantage of SEO to get their articles at the top of search results. Basically, they SLIGHTLY change the same article multiple times throughout a day so that it looks like it’s brand new and has pertinent information on the topic when it has nothing of the sort. They’re bamboozling people into navigating to their website so that they can gain more page-clicks and, thus, more ad revenue. It’s a pretty sleazy practice if you ask me.

  • Teresa Michele

    Great news!! I hope this resolves my issues on my n5

  • Lawrence Bingham

    Android 4.4.3 trolling out soon! Come read about it!

  • ian

    Piss off you idiots same old jargan day in day out your even on my Google now when I launch it be gone with you swine’s ????????

    • asdfz

      haha. google now sent me here:D

  • Russ

    What a load of made up toss. What you’ve done here is “pick a date and hope for the best”.

  • Sam Hinsley

    I’ve got a Note 3 and I’m on 4.4.2…

  • matt

    How is Samsung gonna skip 4.4.2 if its already on like 10 devices?

  • Bharath Kumar M

    its fake is wat it seems… how? cuz supposedly n4 update cycle is no more…so how come n4 gets update?

    • Simon Belmont

      They say the Nexus 7 2012 is getting this, too. It’s even older than the Nexus 4.

      I don’t doubt that the Nexus 4 and the 2012 Nexus 7 will see Android 4.4.3. I just don’t know if I trust the May 23rd date claimed in this article.

      • soboku

        Does anyone no if I root my nexus 5 now will I have to unroot it to update to newer versions like the 4.4.3?

  • SpasticPat

    Think this will fix the KitKat SD card thing that they implemented?

    • Simon Belmont

      Doubt it. Google doesn’t think there’s anything to “fix” about it.

      OEMs and ROM bulders will probably continue to circumvent it, though. So, at least there’s that.

  • John Motschenbacher

    Probably more crap but I’ll believe it when it shows in XDA or on the Nexus Images page.