19
Jun
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Android 4.4.4 is a thing now, but Sprint Moto X users will have to make do with 4.4.3, which is heading out starting today (build KXA21.12-L1.22). This is one of those times you're going to have to wait your turn, as the OTA is going out in waves.

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Here's the changelog posted by Sprint.

  • Android™ 4.4.3, KitKat® - Android 4.4.3, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. This release includes several stability, framework and security fixes in addition to accuracy improvements to the power profile.
  • Camera - Improved image quality - Improved camera image quality including better consistency of exposure, more realistic flash coloring, improved photos in low light conditions using front camera.
  • Camera - Pause video recording - Added the ability to pause video recording with a convenient pause/resume button on the viewfinder.
  • Updated Phone dialer - Updated Phone dialer with a new graphical layout and colors to improve consistency and usability

You'll get a notification when the update is ready to download. At that time you can start complaining about the lack of 4.4.4 on the Moto X.

[Sprint]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • asd

    Still no 4.4.4?, gee

  • Mix

    I wish I could drop my 4.4.3 update but hopefully 4.4.4 stops the crazy battery drain on my Nexus 5!

    I have lost, in the minimum, an entire day's worth of charge. I used to get almost 2.5 days worth, sometimes 3 days on a charge and now I am getting 24 hours before I need to plug in. Even turning the phone on airplane mode last night killed 10% of my battery when it used to drain 5% tops, some nights it was 3%.

    Stock Nexus 5, no 3rd party apps of any kind and nothing new installed since the upate.

    • evol1knobi

      You should get gsam battery app and monitor what is draining your battery. Could be the new radio which others have reported battery drain. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gsamlabs.bbm

      • Simon Belmont

        Well, there's an updated radio in Android 4.4.4. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it fixes the battery drain (I'm experiencing it, too).

        The problem with this issue is that it's not showing as a wakelock. It's just weird, unexplainable battery drain. I'd be happy if it was a wakelock because then I could find the cause and stop it. But you can't fix anything when there's no evidence pointing to a culprit.

    • Simon Belmont

      Same thing here with my stock Nexus 5. Inexplicable battery drain that is REALLY inconsistent. I'll have 3-4% drain overnight (not on airplane mode but connected to LTE with everything syncing) one night, and 20%+ battery drain the next night for no reason at all (no new apps, nothing weird downloading or running in the background). It's complete bullshit. I don't even see any big wakelocks. It's just battery drain that doesn't make sense. Very annoying, but I'm glad that I'm not the only one that's experiencing this.

      This didn't start until Android 4.4.3. Before that (on Android 4.4 - 4.4.2), as long as I rebooted after every charge, it would have consistently good battery life (2-3 days off charger with a hours of screen on time). I've read about a similar problem with the Moto G: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2654180 . Same exact symptoms as our Nexus 5s. Phantom battery drain. They seem to think it's related to the GPS. One the GPS is activated, that drain just starts, and doesn't stop until it's rebooted (but that's only a temporary cure).

  • magnafunk

    What the hell are they waiting for with international version

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  • Tommy

    Why Boost mobile keep on delaying 4.4.4 Moto G update /: