Code Leaked for Android 4.4 KitKat Show Updated System Apps and Optical Image Stabilization for the Camera, and More

October 2, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

The latest set of leaked logs for Android 4.4 – KitKat show off some updated system apps, OIS for the Camera, USB OTG and more!

Here we go with another leak. This one is coming out of, which is an Italian site that’s been working with Myce to go through all these logs that are being leaked. This time we’re seeing a huge change. Lots of apps have been updated including email, Google Search Sound, Watch, Currents, Hangouts and much more. Here are all the apps with their current version numbers and new version numbers in KitKat.

  • Email : 4.1 – 6.0
  • Google Search Sound : 1.1.8 – 1.1.11
  • Watch : 2.0.3 – 3.0.0
  • Currents : 2.1.1 – 2.1.2
  • Cloud Print : 0.6.1b – 0.8.3
  • Hangouts : 1.2.018 – 1.3.012
  • Google Authenticator : 2:49 to 3:55
  • Play Books : 2.9.21 (varies by device) – 3.0.1
  • Gallery : 1.1.40012 – 1.1.40030
  • QuickOffice : 6.1.180 – 6.2.255
  • Play Store : 4.3.11 – 4.4.2
  • Gmail : 4.6 – 4.6.1

There will also be USB OTG, also known as USB on the go, which comes from a few lines of code which you can see in the image down below. There is a mention of USB things plugged in as actionable which is a bit interesting. The code isn’t very detailed so it’s tough to form a conclusion right now.



Now onto the really interesting part. The camera on Nexus devices have always been so-so. They’ve been not the best, but not the worst either. Which we gather is because of the software. In these logs, it looks like there is a mention of OIS in the software which most likely means Optical Image Stablization. Which is what is in the LG G2. Currently has the best camera on an Android phone (in my opinion of course). So I’m very excited to see that camera on a Nexus device. It’s beginning to look more and more likely that the Nexus 5 will have an OIS camera, which will make myself and several other people very happy.

These are just the beginning of KitKat leaks. I’d expect to see plenty more in the next few days as we get closer to the announcement, which is expected later this week. As always, you’ll want to stay tuned to Android Headlines.