Android 4.4.1 KitKat update for Nexus devices in the works: Report

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Google might be working on the first update for Android 4.4 KitKat, supposedly dubbed Android 4.4.1, claims a report.

9to5google has revealed server logs that show the Android 4.4.1 update running on Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 devices. However, the server logs show the dated Nexus 10 tablet still running Android 4.4 KitKat, suggesting that Google might be testing the update only on Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.

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In addition, an HTC ROM developer, LlabTooFeR, has claimed on Twitter that the HTC One Google Play Edition would soon be receiving the Android 4.4.1 update with build number KOT49E. LlabTooFeR’s tweet reads, “HTC One GE will get 4.4.1 (KOT49E) in near future.”

As of now, not much is known about the rumoured Android 4.4.1 update, but it could be a minor update with some bug fixes. The Nexus 5 had seen its fair share of user-reported bugs, and perhaps this update will fix those.

Google’s most recent version of Android, KitKat or Android 4.4 has been rolled out to some devices including the Nexus range (Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10), Google play Editions of Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, and Motorola Moto X, while the Nexus 5 was announced with the Android 4.4 KitKat.

A report on Tuesday confirmed that Google’s latest announced iteration of mobile OS, the Android 4.4 KitKat is now present on 1.1 percent Android devices.

Notably, different versions of Android Jelly Bean were running on 54.5 percent of all Android devices, with Android 4.1.x on 37.4 percent devices, Android 4.2.x on 12.9 percent and Android 4.3 on 4.2 percent devices. Last month, Android Jelly Bean’s combined share was 52.1 percent. Android 4.0.x or Ice Cream Sandwich, in Google’s recent report, registered a share of 18.6 percent.

On the other hand, Android 2.2 Froyo’s device distribution share was 1.6 percent; the share of Gingerbread (Android 2.3.x) was 24.1 percent.

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