A series of new leaks have revealed more details on Google’s next Android 4.4 KitKat update that is rumoured to be arriving imminently on the company’s range of Nexus smartphones and tablets.
It’s being reported in a number of places that the Android 4.4.3 update will soon roll out to the Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 with various bug fixes and improvements as well as a completely revamp for the OS’s dialler.
BGR reports that the dialler will be made up of a series of cards for every contact instead of a list with each card having a coloured background and appearing very similar to the contact cards present on Gmail’s mobile app.
The site reports the new dialler app was seen on a Nexus 5 smartphone running Android 4.4.3 firmware version KTU84F and Android Police reckons that it belongs to someone working for Google according to the contacts that are present on the device.
Backing this up was a support page posted by US mobile network Sprint that stated the Nexus 5 would be getting the Android 4.4.3 very soon. The page was later removed due to what Sprint called “technical issues with the new update” but its presence alone has caused the speculation to roll on.
The Android 4.4.3 change-log published for the Sprint Nexus 5 showed Sprint Spark band 26 and band 41 support along with other Android updates, and another significant leak has come from the Edu Device Setup app that mentioned “support for Android 4.4.3” as part of the “Whats New” section.
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Google, meanwhile, has remained tight-lipped on the new update and it could decide to test it out with other Google employees before it lets consumers with Google Play versions of various devices access the update.