Android 4.4.3 update causing bugs with a multitude of Nexus devices


Experiencing problems with the Android 4.4.3 update on your Nexus device? You are not alone. While just about every Nexus device with the update is being affected by bugs, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 have apparently been hit the hardest. Issues being reported included WiFi connection drops and lagging within the Dialer app. The Nexus 4’s rebooting issue has even returned despite supposedly being fixed with the update. The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are also experiencing issues in the form of battery life and notification woes.

Hopefully Google moves quickly and releases a patch or promises some changes with the next version of Android. That could be a long wait, though, as Google I/O is just over one week away. Some of these issues are not minor.

Source: Android Origin
Via: AndroidSPIN

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.

  • Justin Weldon

    Failing to connect to mobile, getting emergency calls only after 4.4.3 update!

    • notpoliticalyet

      You must’ve installed whacky apps. This update should be smooth on a stock device that was working fine before the update.

      • new guy

        My Nexus 5 was working flawlessly until the 4.4.3 update. Now it has given me SIM card errors frequently. No whacky apps…. Actually no new apps at all.

        This has been well documented on the Google Products Forum.

    • Tubsy

      you need to factory reset your phone. should fix most your issues.

  • notpoliticalyet

    No issues at all with the update on the Nexus 5. Bone stock and don’t install dumb apps and you have less issues. It appears more is being made of this.I know another person that did the update and their Bluetooth even works better.

    • RaphaniacZXV

      It just varies from person to person. It’s not the same for everybody.

      Tbh if it just doesn’t work for you, you may as well downgrade or look for the issue elsewhere.

    • Justin_Herrick

      Make an article just to cause an alarm? Not so. Make an article to let people know there are issues among Nexus devices with the 4.4.3 update? Yep, that sounds more like it.

  • Wolf0491

    I got an aosp 4.4.3 rom on my xperia Z that’s aosp and seems fine.. Not sure if same issues would occur here or not

  • Ronny

    Girlfriends Nexus 4 experienced random reboots after the update, too.

    What helped was to wipe the Cache through the built in Bootloader.
    No reboots since.

    1. Turn the device on while holding the volume keys.
    2. Navigate to recovery.
    3. Push power and then volume up.
    4. Select wipe cache.
    5. Wait…
    6. done!

    • Tubsy

      good idea!
      worst case scenario, I bet even a factory reset would cure most issues :)

  • hans

    Almost nobody it affected by any of the suggested problems.
    Thanks to 4.4.3 we can even enjoy a greater Nexus experience.

    • Justin_Herrick

      These are not suggested problems, these are reported problems. You may not be experiencing any of them, but others are.

      • brgulker

        Where are they actually being reported? And by whom? And how do we know they are not caused by terrible apps rather than the OS?

        I clicked through the “source” here, and all I see is another blog, linking to another “source.”

        I’m skeptical.

        • Justin_Herrick

          Users reporting to different outlets that they are having issues. Also, a search through some forums will show it. And I am not quite sure some of these issues could be caused by certain apps. If it isn’t affecting you, I guess it really is not an issue (for you).

        • MattyB

          Why don’t you just look at the comments on this page? You’ll see the problems for yourself…

  • notpoliticalyet

    Nexus 7 still reboots on its own.

  • Meenal

    I have a Nexus 4. I have experienced several issues after the 4.4.3 update. WiFi connectivity is poor. Phone does not remember networks. I have to log in to the WiFi network each time I re-enter a particular WiFi zone. There is a significant lag in the dial-er. Many times the phone just needs to be manually powered off and back on for some apps to run properly.

  • Roger

    Another data point. I have 3 devices with roughly the same apps installed. Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 5 have been fine. My Nexus 10 became very unreliable – that includes not turning the screen on requiring a power button hold and reboot, and in the last two days has decided to self reboot about 5 times a day including when I am not using it. It is so bad I’m probably going to flash back to 4.4.2 or 4.3.

  • M42

    The battery life on my Nexus 7 took a dive when I upgraded from Jelly Bean to Kit Kat six months ago. I was hoping 4.4.3 would address those and other Kit Kat issues as Google promised, but unfortunately the update only made things worse.

  • Sir Alex

    The battery on my Moto X took a major hit after the 4.4.3 update.

  • ViRiX_Dreamcore

    I have a Venue 7 and one of the apps doesn’t work and battery runs really bad. This is the 4.4.3 version of Android.