Android KitKat 4.4.4: Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 Users Report Bugs; Battery Drain Also Reported

Android 4.4.4 KitKat has rolled out for a number of devices in the past few weeks, but some users are complaining there’s bugs that still need to be ironed out. The update was released for several devices just days after Android 4.4.3 KitKat came out.

According to a report from IB Times, e-mail account syncing can be a problem with 4.4.4. On Google’s product forum, a user said the feature wasn’t working on the Nexus 5 with 4.4.4 updated. The application might be running slow or have connectivity problems on the Corporate Exchange Server.

There wasn’t a solution offered, but it appears Android’s team is working on the problem.

Some also complained of battery problems, which include a greater-than-normal drain and shorter battery life. It appears that there’s no fix yet for the problem, and it’s unclear what devices are suffering from the battery issues.

A few other errors include random reboots of the device, overheating, slow video streaming, network service dropping, a lower speaker volume, and a slower booting time.

A few bugs might be corrected by rebooting and putting the device on Safe Mode to find out which apps are the source of the problems. Another solution could be to do a Factory Reset after upgrading through the Settings menu or through Recovery Mode.

Clearing the data cache partition might also solve a few of the device’s problems.

To improve battery life, using the battery savings options that are built into the device under Wi-Fi and Location Services could help with battery drain.

And one could also try recalibrating the battery after updating the firmware.

Google recently released its report on what OS versions users have. It said KitKat, which is 4.4.x, increased by about 4.1 percent for all users on the Android platform since May.

However, the majority of Android users are on Jelly Bean, with more than half running it. About 17.9 percent use KitKat, it said.The rest use Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread, or previous versions.

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