In a surprise roll out today, Google has officially and quietly updates KitKat with security fixes, including one patch for a flaw that discovered in OpenSSL after the renowned Heartbleed bug was uncovered. Released Android 4.4.4 KitKat, just after dropping 4.4.3 KitKat OTA for almost all Nexus devices, Google Play Edition smartphones, and the update even arrived for many Moto smartphone owners as well.
The updated version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat is now available for download on several Nexus devices via the Nexus Factory Image page. Compatible list of smartphones and tablet include the Nexus 4, 5, 7, Nexus 7 (2012), and Nexus 10.
With the annual Google I/o developers event quickly nearing next week, set on June 25, no one expected that the search giant be making any moves or charges, but suddenly today, they have posted the factory image and binaries of Android 4.4.4 KitKat for all its latest Nexus devices, aforementioned.
Notably, the developer listing at Google shows that an Android 4.4.4 build is not listed for the Nexus 7 (2013) 3G tablet. The Android 4.4.4 comes with build number KTU84P and seems to be majority for security fixes.
It’s unclear when Android 4.4.4 will be rolled out to other devices globally. Although, Google announced Android 4.4.3 earlier this month, which bought an improved dialer with a new interface and more accurate color designed to be user-friendly. The update also delivered bug fixes, security patches, and the whole stability improvements, including a fix that’s aimed at resolving battery drain that issued with camera usage.
Clarification: This Android KitKat 4.4.4 update is extremely small one that is fixing a bug found inside Android 4.4.3 KitKat that Google thought was big enough to fix ASAP.
Update X1: Sprint has just confirmed Android 4.4.4 KitKat for the Nexus 5, and states its nothing more than a security update. Further, Google Play Edition devices can also be expected to receive the Android 4.4.4 update soon.