Google has been rumored lately to be already working on the next major Android release, supposedly set to arrive on devices as Android 4.4.3 KitKat, and some more details on what it will have to provide users with are now available.
The upcoming platform release has been spotted in various server logs and bug reports, and it seems that it might not be too long before Google makes it official.
However, those who own Android 4.4.2 KitKat devices and are looking forward to receiving the new platform release should know right from the start that it won't provide them with major enhancements.
According to a recent article on Android Police, the next platform version is mainly aimed at delivering a series of bug fixes to users.
Many of the issues found to affect the experience of Android users at the moment should be resolved in the next update, though there's no telling on whether the actual changelog for the software release won't be differe nt once it is released.
At the moment, the update is said to be aimed at resolving an issue with frequent data connection dropout, and to pack an mm-qcamera-daemon crash fix, along with a series of optimizations. Moreover, it should resolve issues with the camera focus in regular and HDR modes.
The Power Manager display wakelock will be fixed in the upcoming OS version too, the same as the Bluetooth connectivity, and USB debugging security.
Android 4.4.3 will also include a fix for a random reboot, and will resolve an issue with app shortcuts being removed from launcher after updates. An app shortcuts security fix is also said to be included in the OS upgrade.
The upcoming platform release should also pack fixes for Wi-Fi auto-connect, other camera, MMS, Email/Exchange, Calendar, People/Dialer/Contacts, DSP, IPv6, and VPN, as well as one for data usage graph.
Devices will no longer get stuck in activation screen after the update, and the missed call LED should work properly. Subtitle fixes will also be delivered to users, along with fixes for Internet telephony, FCC compliance, and other issues.
As mentioned above, there's no telling on whether the final version of the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update will indeed come only with these packed inside, since Google might consider other enhancements for it as well.
Unfortunately, no specific info on when it will start rolling out has been provided. One thing that we know for sure, however, is the fact that major changes in Android will come only in a future release.