Unreleased KitKat Build Spotted In Google Code Bug Reports


Google’s next Android 4.4 KitKat update is already out there in the wild and running on the Nexus 5, according to a new Google Code bug report for Chromium. The release sports build number “KTU65,” and it’s thought that this will be the release that fixes Android’s battery-draining camera bug.

The bug report was filed by a Google staffer, so the new KitKat software hasn’t made its way into public hands yet. But nevertheless, we now know it’s in internal testing and on its way. The only information we have about the release at this point is its build number, but we can make some educated guesses about what it will bring.

Google has already promised to fix a frustrating bug in Android 4.4.2 that causes a camera process to continue running in the background when it’s not needed, draining battery life. It’s plaguing users who use apps like Skype, Tango, and other chat services that use the camera.

A bug like this is unlikely to go untreated for too long, so it’s likely this particular KitKat build will include a fix for that. Don’t expect any major new features, though; Google is likely to save those for its Android 4.5 release this summer.