[RUMOR] Android Kit Kat 4.4.3 canceled, being replaced by Android 4.5
[Rumor] According to a report from AndroidGeek the upcoming Android Kit Kat 4.4.3 update which will mainly address bugs will be replaced by Android 4.5 (Also known as Lollipop). According to the report, the update was expected to roll out May 23 which wasn’t the case but with Google I/O around the corner (taking place in June) will Google bother to release this new software update?
To make it easier for both carries and smartphone manufacturers, it could be that Google will integrate the fixes it was originally planning on fixing in 4.4.3 in the new 4.5 update. Previous rumors indicated that the 4.4.3 update would only roll out for Nexus devices as the update is going to address the camera bug and signal issues, keeping in mind that Google’s own line of Nexus devices always get the ability to update to the latest version of Android it does seem like a possible explanation on why 4.4.3 hasn’t rolled out yet.
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This however doesn’t explain why so many leaked pictures of Samsung devices have been shown testing Android 4.4.3, a likely explanation for this is that Google will roll out 4.4.3 to manufacturers and carriers simultaneously with 4.5 and let Nexus upgrade to 4.5 directly instead of 4.4.3.