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.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.