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Exclusive: Android 4.4 Kitkat build KRS74D found in Chrome source

Posted at 18 September 2013 21:15 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

The bugtracker of the Chrome browser reveals Android Kitkat / Key Lime Pie build KRS74B running on a Nexus 10 and Nexus 4. Two days ago a Google developer reported a bug while running Chrome on a Nexus 10 with Android version: ‘ mantaray-userdebug KLP KRS74D‘.  The same build number but ending with a B was used in another bug report five days earlier. One bug is about stalling video after a seek on a Youtube video the other bug about severe flickering while scrolling.


The build number KRS74D likely means that it is Kitkat / Key Lime Pie  (K’) builds from the primary development branch (‘R’). Made in  the third quarter of this year (‘S’) and the final number is x-th day in the quarter, in this case 74. The final character remarks the build of the day, the D is the fourth build of that day.

Google recently announced the upcoming Android release would be called Kitkat, it will do a joint promotion with Nestlé the manufacturer of the Kitkat candy bars. Previously the version was known as Key Lime Pie. The upcoming version will likely be Android 4.4 instead of the expected Android 5.0 release. So far it’s unclear what improvements and new features Google will add to the upcoming Android release. is generally about computer storage but we also monitor several open source projects. We were also the first site to reveal details on the Google Pixel Chromebook and previous Android 4.3 versions.

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MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 18 Sep 13 23:27
    Thanks to CyanogenMod, I've finally been able to upgrade to 4.2.2! However, 4.3x seems to be miles away as far as CyanogenMod development is concerned. I guess we can't always have shiney new toys to play with. :-[
    Blown to smitherines
    Posted on: 19 Sep 13 15:12
      I've tried key lime pie. I was over it about 2 seconds after the first mouthful.
      Kit-kats I love.

      If it's KLP, I'm sure it's nothing special, probably just maintenance patches
      If it's kk, is gonna be awesome

      According to wiki pedia is going to be kitkat.
      Blown to smitherines
      Posted on: 19 Sep 13 15:14
        After kitkats, it'll have to be lemon meringue, and the M&Ms, then ....
        Posted on: 19 Sep 13 15:30
          @TSJ Im running Cyanogenmod 10.2 which is Android 4.3 if I'm correct!
          MyCE Resident
          Posted on: 19 Sep 13 20:56
            My asus tablet only does bug fixes and tweaks.. haven't seen 4.3 yet!
            Will there be a hardware requirement for 4.4? I'm still hoping for better USB driver support (such as 802.11n wifi dongles) AND on-screen multi-tasking!! Otherwise it's just a shiny O/S with no substance.. and Microsoft will have a real chance to take market share away from IOS and Android at the same time.
            New Member
            Posted on: 30 Sep 13 09:10
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              Posted on: 30 Sep 13 09:11
                Looks so awesome!!

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