Android KitKat 4.4.3 Update: Download Available via Binary, Factory Image for Google Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 5

The Android 4.4.3 KitKat update is now available to download as a binary for the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10.

The website said one can now download the factory images and binaries for the KitKat update.  

It states that the update will likely be rolled out normally in the coming weeks and months.

The update was also sent to the Android Open Source Project website, the website says. “If you plan to install the update manually instead of waiting for an over-the-air update, note that you’ll need to use fastboot, not a recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod,” it adds.

Early reports indicate that the latest KitKat update will be mostly aimed at fixing bugs and security. The Android 4.4.3 KitKat will be for the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 and allegedly the Samsung Galaxy S5.

UPDATE on Wednesday:  Tech Radar notes that the main change for the 4.4.3 update will fix the battery drain that happens when the device uses the battery’s camera.

There’s also a new dialer app, which looks more like Gmail.



According to Android Geeks, “Our guess is that Google planed to release the new firmware earlier, but because of the delays and because Google I/O is right around the corner, the search engine giant will launch the new update at their annual developers conference, June 26.” However, the website also said the 4.4.3 update was going to be released May 23, which didn’t happen.

Earlier this month, 4.4.3 KitKat was spotted on the US Cellular website for the Samsung Galaxy S5.

U.S. Cellular, the one of the largest carriers in the United States, posted a listing for the Samsung Galaxy S5, which says “Android Version 4.4.3” will come with it. The base band version is “G900R4VXU1ANCF.”