Android KitKat 4.4.4 Is Here – What’s new?

The new Android firmware update has just rolled out, and Google is fixing several vulnerabilities across platforms. Keep reading to find what’s new!


It hasn’t been all that long since Android 4.4.3 KitKat launched, but Google already noticed a couple of issues with it that they wanted to fix ASAP. That’s why they rolled a new update for their operating system last Thursday. So far, Android 4.4.4 is available at the Nexus Factory Image page for Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10.

According to Android Engineering Program Manager Sascha Prüter, this update is very minor and just aimed at fixing some security holes, mainly the CVE-2014-0224 flaw, a result of the Heartbleed bug that made headlines recently. Other than that, the patch is supposed to increase stability and do some bug fixes, mainly the battery drain when the camera was on. It is unclear as of now if this patch will roll for any non-nexus devices.

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