Just days after it released its latest version of Android OS dubbed KitKat, Google is said to jhave gone back to the kitchen to work on the next installment of the smartphone and tablet OS. The folks at Myce posted an image from the Chromium site that shows an update to the barely week old Android 4.4 KitKat. Early speculators have already hinted on the new OS being an update to the current version or possibly Android 4.4.1.
The screen capture shows the OS build as KOT31B, indicating that it was likely started or put together on October 31st – Halloween. The B at the end of build number means that this is the second build, meaning it could be a successor to KitKat. Note, however, that this is just speculation, no one really knows what this build is, and considering how Google’s numbering is almost never predictable, take the rumor with a grain of sand.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if Google will roll out Android 4.4 KitKat update especially since we now anticipate a final version, possibly 5.0, that will finally put an end to Android’s fragmentation. It is however unlikely that an update to Android 4.4 KitKat will come that soon, considering that even Google’s own Nexus devices haven’t received KitKat yet including Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 7 and 10 tablets. If you have a the older Galaxy Nexus and can’t wait for the official Android 4.4 KitKat (it isn’t coming), there is an unofficial Galaxy Nexus ROM available somewhere.
If the leaked image is factual, we just might see a successor to KitKat before year-end, or early next year! We’ll keep an eye open for any developments.