Android 4.4.3 KitKat update hitting Nexus, Google Play Edition devices

Following the recent surfacing of Android 4.4.3 KitKat factory images for Nexus devices, the first batch of over-the-air updates have started rolling out today.


Android Central says Google has seeded updates for the Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi-only model), last year's Nexus 5 as well as Google Play Edition models of the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and One M8. At the moment, it's not clear which devices are getting updates on a higher priority, but it looks like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 updates are also in the pipeline, along with updates for other GPE devices, such as the Sony Z Ultra, Moto G and LG G Pad 8.3.


Motorola is the only manufacturer to speak up about the Android 4.4.3 update, which will be rolled out to the unlocked Moto X, Moto G and Moto E from this week onwards.


As always, the updates will roll out in batches and if you have already checked for an update and failed to pull it down, then it will come through in the next batch. Please be warned that clearing your Play Services framework and trying to force an update is not guaranteed to work and could even break certain functions of the phone.


Needless to say, those running custom ROMs will not see a direct official update and will have to roll back to stock Android 4.4.2 before being able to see the OTA. Of course, if you have any experience flashing stock Android ROMs, you would be right at home with the factory images, and can proceed to install them manually.

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