Android 4.4.3 for the Nexus 5 may be coming today, according to Sprint

April 14, 2014
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Nexus 5 Android 4.4 KitKat Hands On

Sprint has updated its support page for the Nexus 5 with a rather interesting entry.

The KTU48F build, slated to begin rolling out today, consists of two features:

  • Enable Sprint Spark band 26 and band 41
  • Misc Android updates

There’s speculation that we’re looking at the rumored Android 4.4.3 update here, though without further clarification on what “Misc Android updates” means, we can’t really tell for sure.

Over the past few weeks, test builds of Android 4.4.3 surfaced online, hinting that Google is readying a maintenance update. Rumor has it that the update will mostly include bug fixes, so don’t expect anything spectacular. An issue causing processor spikes on the Nexus 5 is said to be on the fix list.

If and when Sprint begins rolling out KTU48F, other carriers may follow suit, and the unlocked versions of Nexus devices that Google sells from the Play Store can’t be far behind.

As for the other entry on the list, Sprint Spark is a technology that combines multiple bands for faster and more stable LTE connections. Having it active on the Nexus 5 means your data connection could become better, though your location may have a lot to do with that.

Comments

  • DarxideGarrison

    I would definitely love to see if Sprint Spark improves my data connection!

    • JP

      Agreed. I’ve been annoyed with my connection for a while now, and am looking forward to see if this makes any difference.

  • rmkilc

    There is no such thing as a “Sprint” Nexus 5, or a “T-Mobile” Nexus 5. There are only 2 SKUs (North America and rest of world). The updates come from Google. Sprint has inside knowledge of the updates however, and posts update information. But the update is NOT from Sprint.

    • jc914

      The post never said there was, and “most” N5 owners already know this.

      • rmkilc

        I quote the post: “If and when Sprint begins rolling out KTU48F, other carriers may follow suit, and the unlocked versions of Nexus devices that Google sells from the Play Store can’t be far behind.”

        • Magneira

          You are right, there are only two nexus 5 this time around, which is great.

  • dick

    My nexus 5 been collecting dust since January.