Android 4.4.3 update teased by Bluetooth SIG entry [UPDATED]

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: April 20, 2014

Android 4.4.3 update Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition

Google hasn’t made any official announcements regarding Android 4.4.3, but lately there seems to be an increasing number of leaks and references that tease the update. 

Just days after Sprint announced an Android 4.4.3 update for the Nexus 5, a Bluetooth Special Interest Group page with a reference to the update has been discovered. The entry is for the Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition, and it includes a mention of software version “KTU72.S1.3013.” Sprint’s reference to Android 4.4.3 hinted at a software build that also began with “KTU,” meaning that this Bluetooth SIG page is likely referencing a version of Android 4.4.3 for the Z Ultra GPe.

Since Google hasn’t actually announced Android 4.4.3, it’s not yet clear exactly what goodies the update might bring. However, a recently-leaked changelog suggested that it’ll be a maintenance release with bug fixes for things like Bluetooth, random reboots, Wi-Fi auto-connect and camera-related tweaks. Here’s to hoping that, now that we’re seeing references to Android 4.4.3 pop up more frequently, the official push isn’t too far off.

UPDATE: And now Google itself has let a reference to Android 4.4.3 slip. In the “What’s New” section of the Google Edu Device Setup page, Google says that it’s added “support for Android 4.4.3 and non-Nexus Tablets.” There’s no information about 4.4.3 itself, but it’s certainly starting to feel like the update is getting close.

Google Edu Device Setup Android 4.4.3

Via GSMArena, Bluetooth SIG, Android Central, Google Play: Google Edu Device Setup