KitKat is getting yet another release before we move onto to the next big firmware update. And where we just saw Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Nexus, Motorola, and Google Play edition devices barely a few weeks ago, Google’s back with Android 4.4.4. The new build (KTU84P) is hitting all the usual suspects, rolling out to the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (WiFi), Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 10, and we’d assume GPe devices shortly. Word on the street this was a security fix, but let us know if you guys spot any other changes.
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