Android 4.4.3 KitKat factory images for Nexus devices released


Nexus 7 in White

Google has finally published the Android 4.4.3 factory images and binaries for supported Nexus devices. The bits are dubbed KTU84M for the Nexus 5 and KTU84L for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013 versions) & Nexus 10 respectively.

The builds clock in at around 460MB and fix a number of bugs uncovered this year, such as high cpu usage and audio hiss while using the Nexus 5 camera application. Battery drains and WiFi performance issues were also addresses. The update isn’t yet available OTA but users can already flash the factory images via fastboot. We expect Google to start pushing the update in a couple of days, if not weeks.


A number of visual updates also made their way into this upgrade. The Dailer for instance got a overhaul with a lighter colour scheme while the People app has been given a fresh look with new icons. Users can now also pause the download of any large games on the Play Store.

That’s about it for now, it should also be noted that Dalvik is still the default runtime. The switch to ART will likely happen in the next major Android version.

Android 4.4.3 is internally known asĀ android-4.4.3_r1 in AOSP and a detailed changelog has been generated few weeks ago.

via Google Developers, screenshots via Liliputing