The latest update to Google Search isn’t a major one, but is most likely preparing for their open sourced Google Now cards update which allows developers to put their own content into Google Now from their apps. Other changes we did notice included tweaks for media playback cards, a new UI layout for “relationship with contacts” which allows you bind contacts with family nicknames, such as labeling someone as your mother or father, and telling Google to “Call Dad”.
Below is the link for download, which will simply update your current app. The over-the-air update will probably roll out in the next few days, so this is a quick way to get the update now.
File Name: com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox-188.8.131.52581490.arm-300403395-minAPI16.apk
Version: 184.108.40.206581490.arm (300403395)
Happy Labor Day my friends, or at least to the friends living in the States. Others, it is just another Monday, so let’s talk some device updates. Looks like the only ones we have are for users on AT&T rocking either an HTC One M8 or a Galaxy S5. M8 users are getting some Android 4.4.3 while Galaxy S5 users are just getting a a fix update. Hopefully those updates have hit your phone already.
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For those that thought HTC had forgotten about the European HTC One M8 devices after delivering the Android 4.4.3 update to U.S unlocked and developer edition devices, HTC have finally begun rolling out the update across the pond. The new Android 4.4.3 update is beginning to hit unlocked HTC One M8′s as we speak, bringing… Read more »
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Sprint is working on pushing out a OTA to those of you that are rocking a HTC One M8 that moves the device to Android 4.4.3. The update will bring Wi-Fi calling and a HD Voice Icon to the flagship device. Their description of the changes is limited to just those three mentioned above. We assume there are a number of little tweaks and bug fixes as well.
Interestingly enough though, it would seem that after a number of sites reported on the update appearing in the Sprint support pages, listed as version 2.16.651.4, Sprint has since removed it. We hope that there wasn’t some sort of major issue sprouting up on devices that already received it. If you see it, let us know. Maybe it was a snafu and it was supposed to be Android 4.4.4. We can hope, right?
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Just a few weeks after Android 4.4.3 was rolled out to Nexus and Motorola devices, a new software update has already popped up. Android 4.4.4, or KTU84P for those keeping track with builds, allegedly deals with some security issues, presumably ones which have arisen due to the last update. People with devices on Android 4.4.3 and suffering an array of issues shouldn’t get too excited though; while it is a new iteration of Android, the build progression has only gone from KTU84M for Android 4.4.3 to KTU84P for Android 4.4.4, and accordingly, the changelog is extremely short.
This is eerily similar to what occured when Android 4.4 was first announced and needed to be patched almost immediately to remove security issues. Still, it’s always good to know that Google can act quickly when it needs to, but everyone who is currently struggling with major and minor issues on Android 4.4.3 probably wish Google would act quickly to help them too. The factory images for Android 4.4.4 on Nexus devices are available now, and the OTA updates have been reportedly already started rolling out.
Have you gotten the Android 4.4.4 update yet and have you noticed anything different? Let us know what you think in the comments.
How is your Tuesday going my Android friends? Hopefully it is going well, and hopefully you aren’t one of those suffering from the issues that Android 4.4.3 is having. Only issue I’ve seen is that Google Now force closes every now and then, but nothing like others are seeing. The Moto X+1 boot animation has apparently leaked online, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, hit the link below. Enjoy the video.
We reported yesterday that a number of Nexus devices, namely the Nexus 5 and Nexus 4, have been experiencing problems with Android 4.4.3. While it appears that not every owner is experiencing the quoted issues, it does still seem very widespread, and some of the issues are quite debilitating considering the software update was supposed to fix the existing issues in Android 4.4.2.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the issues are only restricted to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 4. Issues on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 have also been reported and reader Rachine S Vernon commented that the issues have even been spotted on the Motorola Moto X, which has apparently negatively impacted the dialer app.
The Android 4.4.3 update is only available to a handful of devices at the moment, however it’s clear that this wasn’t the update that many of us expected or were hoping for. Whether Google is willing or even able to issue fixes for the new issues is currently up in the air as Google has not yet responded to these issues, however, the fact that it took so long just to release Android 4.4.3 as an incremental update isn’t a comforting omen.
We want to hear from you if you are suffering issues on a device that you currently updated to Android 4.4.3; let us know what device and what you are currently experiencing in the comments below.
The Android 4.4.3 update started going live earlier this month, hoping to fix the issues that have plagued the devices since Android 4.4.2, from which the Nexus 5 appears to have suffered the worst. While it’s expected that not all bugs will be fixed in any given update, we’re already hearing reports that Nexus 5 and Nexus 4 owners have issues with Android 4.4.3 after updating their devices. Some of the issues include Wi-Fi connection issues, lag in the dialer app and random reboots that were supposedly fixed in Android 4.4.3 have resurfaced on the Nexus 4. Other users have reported 3G issues, problems with battery life and notifications, and to top it off, some of these issues have also been spotted on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.
This isn’t particularly good for Google seeing as this update was supposed to fix all the issues that owners have been living with for some time now, though with Google I/O just around the corner and the possibility of Android 5.0 having been teased, it’s possible Google’s full development efforts were diverted elsewhere. Whether Google will fix these issues before moving all the way up to 5.0 remains to be seen, but you may just have to make do until then.
Have you updated to Android 4.4.3 and also experienced some of these issues? Let us know if you have down below in the comments.
Monday is over my friends. Time to see if some Android 4.4.3 is in your future. Yes, some of you already have the update, but a lot of us are still waiting. Any of you rocking a Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E should have it, or you’re pretty close to getting it. Motorola said they will be rolling out the update, so keep your eyes peeled.
With every passing day, more devices are being updated to the latest software update available to Android, Android 4.4.3. Nexus and Motorola devices are typically the first beneficiaries of new software and this latest update is no different. The Android 4.4.3 OTA update for the Motorola Moto G has just been captured by XDA Senior Member, SamsungAdmire (ironic name noted), and is slightly larger at 169MB than the OTA updates that we’ve seen for the Nexus 7, which only come in at around 70MB. This is no doubt due to some Motorola “bloat”, however you can expect the OTA updates for other manufacturers to be even bigger. If you’re interested in giving the update a go, you can download it at the XDA forum page here.
For the OTA update to work on your Moto G, you must have stock recovery and be very close to stock conditions. It’s also important to note that the update in question was captured on a U.S. GSM device, which could make it unworkable with the global GSM devices, though that much is unconfirmed so far. It may also be possible to flash the Android 4.4.2 image of the U.S. GSM Moto G in order to make the update work. If anybody tries this method and is successful, we’d love to hear from you in the comments.
Have you tried Android 4.4.3 yet? What fixes are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.