Android 4.4.4 for Nexus users just dropped

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  1. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you read it right. 4.4.4 is now live for all Nexus devices. Either wait for your device to get the update or download the rom and binaries yourself via Googles factory download site.

    BTW, if your phone/tablet is running fine on 4.4.3, I wouldn't bother updating. If you are having issues like battery drain, def update.

    I don't have the changelog for 4.4.4, but it is likely a small patch for bugs and/or stopped/restarted Dalvik runtime. Just my guess.
     
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  3. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Apparently the primary update fixes the CVE-2014-0224 SSL flaw, apart from that various security and bug fixes.

    CNET
    Android Police
     
  4. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    3 MB update. Not sure how that will improve battery life but ill give it a shot when it rolls out.
     
  5. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Could be as simple as one line of code. You never know?
     
  6. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Hopefully. Ill take any upgrade to battery i can get. Most people seem to like thinness of the phone as the most important.....i think battery is more important, for one.
     
  7. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

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    Probably best to just resign to the fact that you are carrying a mini computer with you and you will never get a battery life worth mentioning .. People want fast phones, bigger phones, better screens - all eats into battery.

    Like PCs. I doubt they got any faster over the last 5 years. Software just gets more bloated.

    "Oh look, more performance in that hardware, let me suck it right out for you" :p
     
  8. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

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    That's weird. Every phone I've tried lasts full day with ease. So thinness is more important for comfort.
     
  9. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Anyone have a Nexus 5 they'd like to donate to me.....I hate not being able to keep up with this stuff.....
     
  10. gotluck macrumors 603

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    LOL that definitely has some truth in it.

    Kit Kat running better on old hardware than previous versions was a nice change of the relentless - must use more resources approach to software

    PC's have plateaued hardcore. I wanted to cry while reading the thread on here about continuity requiring bluetooth LE. People saying a 3 year old Mac is out of date is pure rubbish. If we could get some solid long term software support on phones, we should get to that plateau on mobile soon too.

    Pretty much all obsolescence these days is because of short term software support. Tech specs used to be a reason, but not really anymore IMO.
     
  11. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

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    Ha, got a 2006/2007 Mac Pro in the garage with a 750GB hard drive purely as storage for secondary backups. Can't bring myself in throwing it out. Having said that, I forgot the login so I always hope the NFS server comes up when booting otherwise its a bust lol
     

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