Android 4.4.3 change-log makes its way to the Internet

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 9 May 2014


While the Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus devices is nowhere to be seen, its change-log has made its way on the Internet after being found on Google’s server. The text file contains all the changes made to AOSP since Android 4.4 KitKat and not just from 4.4.2.

The file is pretty large with 5200+ lines of text detailing all the changes made and seemingly, also confirms the final build number of Android 4.4.3 to be KTU70.

The change-log reveals quite a few bug-fixes that Android 4.4.3 will pack including a reduction in the hissing noise while recording videos on the Nexus 5, a fix for the mm-qcamera-daemon battery draining bug, bug-fixes for the Chromium engine and more. There are a lot of other device and vendor specific updates, which should not affect the end user greatly. Interestingly, the change-log also mentions an updated Dialler UI, probably the one that leaked more than a month ago from Google’s Nexus account.

The log also seems to hint at other features that Google is working on for its Google Camera app. The two lines below suggest that Google is testing a new camera mode that will allow the app to stitch multiple photos into one for a gigantic picture, just like on the Oppo Find 7.

9ca18e5 Create a new app to prototype Zoom (super-resolution).

f8a76d3 Create a separate copy of TestingCamera2.

Another line of text in the change-log hints at an high speed recording mode coming to the Google Camera app.

The change-log is pretty big so digging through it is going to take some time. We will update this post if we find anything interesting. In the meantime, if you spot anything, do drop in a comment and let us know!

[Via Android Police]