Myce.com Latest Updates

Nexus 7 also receives Android 4.4.3 – 3 day old build KTU83 spotted

Posted at 27 March 2014 16:03 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Based on the amount of sightings of Android 4.4.3 we expect that the new Android version will be launched soon. Today we spotted Android 4.4.3 running on both a Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.  The last build we found so far is KTU83, again running on a Hammerhead device, the codename for the Nexus 5. Previously we reported about a Nexus 5 running build KTU65.

myce-android4.3.3-nexus5

Besides the new Nexus 5 build, we also spotted a Google employee using build KTU79 on a Nexus 7. This build was created on the 21th of March.

myce-android4.3.3-nexus7

According to the convention the first letter is the codename of the release family (e.g. ‘K’ for Kitkat) The second letter is a branch code that allows Google to identify the exact code branch that the build was made from, and ‘R’ is by convention the primary release branch. The next letter and two digits are a date code. The letter counts quarters, with ‘A’ being Q1 2009. Therefore, ‘F’ is Q2 2010. The two digits count days within the quarter, so F85 is June 24th, 2010. Finally, the last letter identifies individual versions related to the same date code, sequentially starting with ‘A’; ‘A’ is actually implicit and usually omitted for brevity.

If we take the build string KTU83, the codename starts with the expected  ’K’, for Kitkat the second letter is a ‘T’, although Google has used many different letters in that position. The ‘U’ and the numbers next to it should identify the quarter, and as expected ‘U’ is Q1 2014. The 83 means the 83th day of Q1 2014 which makes it the 24th of March 2014 which means a very new, 3 days old Android build. The 79th day, as in KTU79 means it was build on the 21st of March.

Discuss this in our related forum

Click for more news

exclusiveandroid

Click to share

There are 0 comments

Post your comment

You need to register before you can comment

Like us

Most popular headlines

Nexus Player to be codenamed Fugu and powered by Intel Atom SoC (updated)

Traces in the Android source code give us hints that the next Nexus device will ...

Free software decrypts and converts Blu-ray disc to 2% of its size with nearly same quality

The Spanish company CineMartin claims to have developed software that makes it p...

Windows 7 no longer sold to consumers - all about Windows 8.1 now

Microsoft will no longer sell computers with Windows 7 installed starting t...

First tests of Cinemartin MyBD show it does what it promises

Our firsts with the free version of Cinemartin MyBD indicate that the software d...

DVD Ranger reports improved version of Cinavia Blu-ray copy protection

DVD Ranger today posted a blog on their site reporting their Cinavia removal sof...

See all headlines
Follow Myce.com