There has been a lot of discussion lately about a major bugfix update heading to Nexus and various Android devices. It is rumored to be called 4.4.3 which seems accurate since the changelog hints at a whole bunch of fixes for bugs.
As usual, there has been little public acknowledgement from Google about current bugs in Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Other than the few included in 4.4.1 and 4.4.2, I haven’t heard hardly anyone discussing any bugs with KitKat. The few I have seen Google confirm have been a Flac playback issue and a battery drain bug caused by the camera. Even the camera issue has only recently been talked about within the Android community. This past week changed everything though. Now we are seeing hints at a changelog that shows us what we can expect in the latest Android update.
Fix for a random reboot
USB debugging security fix
mm-qcamera-daemon crash and optimization fixes
Other camera fixes
Power Manager display wakelock fix
Multiple Bluetooth fixes
App shortcuts sometimes got removed from launcher after update
Camera focus in regular and HDR modes fixes
App shortcuts security fix
Wi-Fi auto-connect fix
Frequent data connection dropout fix
Stuck in activation screen fix
Missed call LED fix
Data usage graph fix
FCC compliance fix
MMS, Email/Exchange, Calendar, People/Dialer/Contacts, DSP, IPv6, VPN fixes
Internet telephony fix
This sure is a lot of stuff that hasn’t been talked about until now. We can only suspect that most of these bugs are random and does not affect everyone. I would love to see a detailed report that explains how these bugs are able to be reproduced. I’ve flashed my Google Nexus 5 at least 50 times since October and have yet to get stuck at the activation screen. I don’t have any WiFi auto-connect issues on either my Nexus 4, Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (2012) devices. However, just because we don’t see issues like this day to day doesn’t mean they aren’t there.
I am happy to see a lot of security fixes included in this update. On one hand it’s sad to know there are so many bugs in 4.4.2 that are related to security but on the other it is a relief that they will be getting fixed. I have seen a lot of users complaining about Bluetooth connectivity issues with Android 4.4.2 and it’s caused many people on the XDA forums to blame custom ROM and custom Kernel developers. I’m sure all of these community developers will be happy to see these fixes implemented.
What are you most excited to see getting fixed in Android update 4.4.3?
Source: IB Times