Android 4.4 KitKat build KRT13 shows up in Phandroid.com web logs

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Today was a good day for Android 4.4 KitKat leaks. First, we saw new images where the Nexus 5 posed for blurry cam pictures, next we saw screenshots leaked, showing us glimpses inside the latest version of Android. Now, while digging through our web server logs, we just happened to come across a few interesting tidbits of information.

The Nexus 5 and Nexus 4, coming from Google owned IP addresses, has been doing a little Phandroid.com reading. Android 4.4 KitKat build number KRT10, KRT10F, and KRT13 has shown up on our web servers. It looks like these builds are fairly new, coming from October 10th and October 13th, with the latest build being KRT13.

If you’re curious how we determined the build date, just follow these easy steps.

First letter = release family, e.g. J is Jelly Bean, K is KitKat
Second letter = branch code that allows Google to identify the code branch that the build was made from. R is by convention the primary release branch.
Third letter and the two numbers = date code. The letter counts quarters, with A being Q1 2009.
Last letter = individual versions related to the same date code. A is the first build of the day and usually omitted. B is the second build of the day, etc.

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Sadly, we still don’t have an Android 4.4 or Nexus 5 event announcement. Until we do, we’ll keep hypebeasting.

 

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  • Jiro K

    Still less hype that the Xphone lol

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      Give me time. ;)

      • Gnex

        The The Nexus 5 and Nexus 4, coming from Google owned IP addresses, has been doing a little Phandroid.com reading.

        Dat sentence.

        • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

          dat dat typo fixed. Thanks.

  • Ben Edwards

    Well at least this should clear up the argument as to whether it’s going to be the Nexus 4 (2013) or the Nexus 5.

    • Jdog25

      Watch the 7 minute leak video, at the 1:21 mark you can clearly see it say Nexus 5 in the About Phone options. Why people keep trying to tie the phones name to screen size never made too much sense because I have yet to see anybody show proof that the Nexus 4 was named for the screen and none of the Google phones since the G1 were named for the screen size. Just imagine the Nexus one with a 1in screen, some people are crazy. Now the Nexus tablets are named after the screens sizes.

      • Ben Edwards

        I haven’t watched the video that closely, but I shall take your word for it. And yeah I never got why people were trying to tie the N4 name to the screen size, if that were the case it should have been the Nexus 4.7 (or 5, if you wanted to round). I’ve always been in the “Nexus 5″ camp vs. “Nexus 4 (2013)”.

      • Ronnie Ron Weez

        Because it makes more sense to name it after the screen size (4) rather than model number (5) because eventually they will get to 7 which is already another product that they produce the nexus 7

      • Sean

        I hear you, but this leak here clearly says nexus 4 in settings, even though its the new one. Unless these photos are from 2 different devices. Its like they can’t make up their minds. http://phandroid.com/2013/10/03/android-44-kitkat-key-lime-pie-nexus-5/

        • Jdog25

          Interesting. Who knows what’s up with the name. I don’t care, I just want to know when I can buy it.

      • Jarobusa

        What will the 7th Nexus phone be called?

        • Jdog25

          Who knows probably something without a number in it. The Nexus One became the Google phone after the Ion. I would rather it stay at just Nexus 4. Here are all the Google phones in order.

          1. G1
          2. Google Ion
          3. Nexus One
          4. Nexus S
          5. Galaxy Nexus
          6. Nexus 4
          7. ??? Nexus 5???

          How many of those correspond with the device’s screen size? If you say Nexus 4 then provide a link to someone from Google saying that is why the named it the 4.

          Anyway we will see what happens when we get to the 7th Nexus phone. I just want to buy the new one.

  • Nathan Bryant

    I think I will feel better once they have an official release date.

  • Anthony McKay

    This music played in my head when I read these “easy steps”…

  • blest

    I know the hypebeast forum members get sad every time someone uses the term. They’ve become the definition of thirst lol.

  • curiousfox

    Probably the most exciting articles I’ve seen on this site in a minute, keep it up!

  • glokul

    i fully expect breaking nexus 5 news from phandroid today, don’t let me down!!

  • phinn

    Damn it Google give us an Android 4.4 announcement date already this is the worst marketing ever.

    • phinn

      Apple announced today their next big event is October 22.

      Meanwhile Google sits MIA. :(

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      I really don’t think this is a marketing issue since you know, the product hasn’t even been announced yet. Once it becomes an actual thing, then we can blame marketing if we don’t see about it or hear about it.

      • Jeff Martinez

        I agree. My phone is ready for some KitKat deliciousness.

    • 5up Mushroom

      And yet.. everyone is talking about them. Will they? Won’t they?

  • Greg Nelson

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    I was a lonely soul

    I had nobody till I met you

    But you, keeping me waiting, all of the time

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    ‘Coz I’m so tired, tired of waiting

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    I was a lonely soul

    I had nobody till I met you

    But you, keeping me waiting, all of the time

    What can I do?

    It’s your life and you can do what you want

    Do what you like

    But please don’t keep me waiting

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    ‘Coz I’m so tired, tired of waiting

    Tired of waiting for you

    I’m so tired, tired of waiting

    Tired of waiting for you, for you, for you