Five things you need to know about the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update

Android KitKat

They have dubbed it Android 4.4.4 KitKat and it is the latest version that users can install on their computers before the arrival of Android L , the most current edition of Google's icons operating system . We have already told you on other occasions that we are facing a small update , whose package of improvements has little to do with the long list of changes that Mountain View incorporated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat . However, the Android 4.4.4 KitKat will become a vital update for those users who have an advanced mobile phone with Androidand want to enjoy optimal operation, safe from errors and security flaws. And it is that the update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat brings very valuable corrections for residual failures, in addition to security patches and general improvements in the performance of the equipment. But do you know everything about this update? Here are five things you can't ignore about Android 4.4.4 KitKat .

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1) The update will be different for each device .

You already know that most updates bring with them a series of improvements and common elements that are usually available for all smartphones equally. In this case it will not be so. The update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat promises particular improvements for each device. Thus, while the Nexus 5 will receive fixes for an OpenSSL vulnerability , Motorola devices will embrace the ability to pause video recordings and gain superior image quality for the camera. However, despite the fact that the update to Android 4.4.4 has the objective of fixing some errors of Android 4.4.2, it is very likely that all smartphones other than Nexus or Google Play Edition can enjoy some improvements that go beyond what Google will include in the standard update.

2) Samsung has not yet offered details on this update .

The users who most eagerly await the update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat are, without a doubt, the owners of devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 , Samsung Galaxy S4 or Samsung Galaxy Note 3 . And although we would expect a little more information from Samsung , at this point all we have on the table are rumors. At the end of June the update to Android 4.4.3 KitKat was released for the S4 and S5 , but the truth is that there is no data to confirm the official launch. In fact, there are well-founded suspicions about the possibility that Samsunghas entered the laboratory again after the appearance of a new version. This would have delayed the launch of any update, although rumors bet on the update of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in July .

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3) More devices to be updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat .

But those of Samsung and the Nexus will not be the only ones receiving the latest honeys from KitKat . Nothing is further from reality. In fact, Motorola has already announced the massive launch of Android 4.4.4 KitKat on its most cutting-edge terminals. Sony Mobile , for its part, has already presented the update for the Sony Xperia Z1 , Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and Sony Xperia Z Ultra . However, the respective data packets would be deploying in stages, which means that their arrival will be entirely progressive. Moreover, other Xperia devices are expectedcan also be updated. One of the main candidates is the Sony Xperia Z2 .

In the case of HTC , the models with the most possibilities would be the HTC One M7 and HTC One M8 , starting in July or August of this year, at the latest, taking into account that the Taiwanese firm is being very punctual with all the Android updates . The owners of the LG G3 and LG G2 will also be in luck , the first that in all probability can be made with Android 4.4.4 KitKat . Unfortunately, there is no information on the implementation of the same.

4) The update may not reach all computers .

But beware, not all phones that now work with Android 4.4.2 KitKat will be updated to this new version. In fact, it is expected that firms as powerful as Samsung can make a direct leap to Android L , an edition of this operating system that could arrive at the end of the year with many corrections and improvements, but above all, with new features never seen before. . This would make many manufacturers focus exclusively on the development of Android L , considering that each version requires a lot of time and effort on the part of the brands.

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5) Some problems already detected.

Unfortunately, after updating to Android 4.4.4 KitKat many users have noticed that the WiFi connectivity problems that persisted on Nexus devices have not been resolved. So much so, that despite being close to a WiFi point , the equipment does not achieve an optimal degree of coverage. But this would not be the only problem that would affect the users of these terminals. Different reports provided by media such as IB Times affirm that there are synchronization problems with email through the Corporate Exchange Server,plus the persistent battery drain issue. Other bugs mentioned include random reboots, overheating, slow video streaming, network service drops, and slow startup. We do not know if these problems will be solved with a new update to Android 4.4.5 KitKat , or if otherwise, it will be necessary to wait until the launch of Android L well into the fall.