More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Mystery Android 4.4.2 KJT49K Build Appears on Chromium Issue Tracker
Progress is inevitable. And in the mobile tech world, this can take the form of new and updated versions of Google’s Android OS. Now, the vast majority of the minor changes that are made on a daily basis never see the light of day. But occasionally, some test builds appear out in the wild.
If you may recall about a month ago, a mystery KOT31B build appeared on the Chromium issue tracker. Now, a new mystery build has appeared, and this time it comes in at KJT49K. This is in contrast to the official KOT49H build, which further hid of App Ops and patched the Flash SMS vulnerability.
The build was first spotted on the issue tracker in bug 322057. It was seen on a Nexus 5, and came in at Android 4.4.2, just like the official KOT49H build. Strangely, trying to access the bug report now results in a 403 error. And given that the bug report didn’t contain any confidential data, we are curious as to why it was removed.
What do you think Google is up to in their top secret Building 44 labs? We recently saw major improvements to the Nexus 5’s camera in the 4.4.1 update. Could Google be testing some new features, or do you think this is purely an internal build with App Ops functionality intact?Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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