Samsung Developers has hinted the arrival of the much-hyped operating system, Android 4.4.3 KitKat on its Twitter handle, claiming that the new firmware will solve issues with the ConsumerIrManager.
The revelation came just on the heels of report by Android Geeks that the release of the firmware would be delayed. It was earlier reported that the update would come on 23 May, which never happened.
Samsung Developers tweeted on Thursday that the new firmfare would solve the glitch with the ConsumerIrManager in Android version lower than Android 4.4.3 KitKat.
ConsumerIrManager used in devices that runs on Android operating system controls infrared electromagnetic spectrum for wireless communications like smartphones being used as remote control for television.
— SAMSUNG DEVELOPERS (@samsung_dev) May 22, 2014
The revelation by Samsung Developers seems to hold waters, as several devices from Samsung Electronics are also expected to receive Android 4.4.3 KitKat update when it is released.
Android 4.4.3 was first spotted on tech website Myce, which claimed that its build number is KTU65. Italian website TuttoAndroid discovered the build number KUT72B, before HTC ROM developer and leakster, LLabTooFeR tweeted that Android 4.4.3 KitKat (KTU84F) would come on "Nexus and Google Play edition devices soon" and that the firmware was "under final tests and latest flagships like M8 and M7 will get 4.4.3 in near future."
The Android Open Source Project (ASOP) recently published the reported changelog of Android 4.4.3 KitKat, according to ZDNet.
It was reported that the new firmware would see the light of the day on 23 May but it never happened. Android Geeks later reported that the update had been delayed without specifying the exact date.
List of devices that may receive firmware update:
According to reports, the much-hyped firmware is expected to come first for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 before making it available for other Google Play Edition devices, and here is the list:
Nexus: Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10
Samsung: Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, Tab Pro 10.1, Tab Pro 12.2.
Motorola: Moto X, Moto G, Moto G Google Play edition
HTC: HTC One M8, HTC One M7, HTC One M8 Google Play edition
Sony: Xperia Z Ultra Google Play edition, Xperia Z2 Google Play edition, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet.
LG: The LG G2, G Pad 8.3, LG G3
The upcoming firmware may not be a major update but would fix bugs like reboots and problems with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity in smartphones besides enhancing performance.