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Dec
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Android 4.4.1 source files haven't even rested in the repositories of the Android Open Source Project long enough to get cold, and they're already getting served up by a fresher helping of code. Google has made the Android 4.4.2 files available in AOSP under the release tag android-4.4.2_r1. The platform/build repo confirms that this is KOT49H.

KitKat

This release came hot on the heels of the 4.4.1 release, so don't expect much in the way of changes. This is a bugfix release - a touch up, not a makeover - and one that we have already detailed. Still, users will be happy to see it make an appearance in custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod, AOKP, and OmniROM in the days ahead.

Sources: [1],[2]

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Andrew

    Is there a changelog between 4.4.1 and 4.4.2? Something must have been really broken for them to rush out another update so quickly.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, shortly. Waiting for Al Sutton to make his nice one.

      • Sir Oliver

        Whatever they did, my batter life is once again as it was before 4.4.1 (i.e. - good ;) Android System is once again not using much of the juice - before the update, it was in the major leagues (30% and more) draining battery while the phone was not doing anything in particular. Maybe it's a coincidence, but whatever it is I like it :)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      I'm kinda guessing here, but I think a lot of stuff was queued up for an update, then 4.4.1 was pushed out without including all of it. Since so many other things were ready to go, it would have made sense to just push 4.4.2 shortly thereafter.

    • David Hart
      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Yup, he just posted it.

      • Andrew

        Great! Looks like they fixed the Flash SMS vulnerability, among other things.

  • Nevi_me

    Yay, with CM maintainers now working on CM11, we'll likely see a merge in two days from now, and we'll have 4.4.2 on our ports by the weekend. Lovely!

    • Floris

      I'm with you on that one. Although it probably brings nothing new to the table, it's always nice to be on the latest version out there.

      • Nevi_me

        The main benefit is just all the extras that CM bring to the table, I got the encrypted text thing on last night's nightly, and to pay respect, the guys porting CM for the S3 Mini did a great job, they got everything to work in about 3 weeks

        • Floris

          Yeah, I installed CM11 a couple of days ago and after running stock Android for quite some time I was blown away by all of the extra options that CyanogenMod already (this is just the beginning of CM11) offers.