The nexus 5 is all the rage, and updates from kit kat have been shooting out to devices left and right as of late. However the 4.4.1 update which is build KOT49E that most devices started receiving last week, is apparently being skipped for the Sprint Model and they’re moving straight to pushing out a slightly newer update. Build KOT49H is supposedly starting its roll out today, and Sprint subscribers that own the Nexus 5 should start to see this update pop up in the their notification panel at some point. Although the update is going out today, that doesn’t mean that every Sprint subscriber will get it today of course, as most updates are usually incremental and on a phased push period.
Despite the fact that this is a new build, nothing in the changelog gives evidence that there is really anything new and different about this one compared to the one that everyone else has been getting. If you are unaware, the build number that is listed in the build code tends to indicate in what order or what day of the quarter that the build is finished. In this case, the builds were completed on the 49th day. The letter at the end of build code represents which build is newer, or what version of the build it is. Following the alphabet tells us that the build heading out to users today is certainly a newer build.
So far no mention has been made of anything explaining why this build is different from the one that went out last week, but according to androidpolice who has seemingly compared the change logs, build “E” mentions the camera update that stole everyone’s attention while build “H” does not. Although it does mention something that is voice mail related which could be something specific to Sprint services and the Sprint model Nexus 5 only. Any Sprint subscribers out there in the know about a possible reasoning behind the different builds? If so and you use the nexus 5 and would like to share any information, hit us up in the comments on our G+ post for discussion.