Dec 3rd, 2013

Phandroid 4.4 KitKat

It’s been about a month since Android 4.4 KitKat first dropped onto the scene. Since then, the update has had it’s fair share of hiccups, causing issues on some devices like the Nexus 4 that eventually lead to release of the KRT16S build.

What’s next? Well, we’ve seen reports of users having problems with Exchange being broken (kind of a big deal), and there was the whole Google Experience Launcher remaining exclusive to the Nexus 5. Well, perhaps 4.4.1 will fix some of these concerns. According to @LlabTooFeR on Twitter — an Android modder who often gets his hands on leaked software builds — Android 4.4.1 is already heading to the HTC One Google Play edition, coming in hot with build KOT49E.

Digging into Phandroid’s own analytics reports, we’ve seen a spike in devices visiting our site over the past few weeks, reportedly running Android 4.4.1…. and Android 4.6.7, and Android 9.9.9 (Android Upside-down Cake). Okay, so this is extremely easy to spoof, along with the location where these devices are allegedly coming from. Fun? Sure. Definitive proof? Not so much.

Android 4.1.1 site visits
In any case, we’ll put more weight in the words of @LlabTooFeR who’s more than often dead-on with this kind of stuff. It stands to reason if Google Play edition devices will soon receive Android 4.4.1, that means Nexus devices will also follow suit (likely even sooner). What changes would you like to see for 4.4.1?