Android KitKat 4.4 Update: Nexus 4, Nexus 5 Experience KitKat 4.4.3 Wi-Fi Connectivity, Battery, Various Issues, Fixes

Google finally rolled out the Android KitKat 4.4.3 update for Nexus devices last week, and already a number of issues have been reported.

Of all the devices, Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 users seem to be getting the short end of the stick. 

So far, Nexus 4 users have reported unstable Wi-Fi issues, random shutdown troubles, 3G problems, Google Dialer crashes, errors on the Google Play Store, and problems with the camera app.

Meanwhile, some Nexus 5 users have found that Android KitKat 4.4.3 drains their battery very rapidly.

The range of problems that have surfaced is rather disturbing because the Android KitKat 4.4.3 is, after all, a massive bug fix update that seeks to fix problem apps such as Google Dialer, and various other issues.

It is unlikely that Google will release yet another update to patch the new range of problems, unless a really crippling, hero level bug surfaces. Hero level bugs create a host of issues for a majority of Android users.

Also, rumors have been swirling that Google will be unveiling the latest Android 4.5 or Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ update along with the Nexus 8 at the upcoming Google I/O in June. If the rumors are anything to go by, they make the chance of an Android 4.4.4 fix very remote.

In the mean time, Nexus users who are experiencing issues can try booting their device into Safe Mode. This would disable all third-party apps, which could be causing problems after the major Android update.

For those who have issues with Google Play Store, clearing the cache may present a quick fix.

 

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