Android 4.4.1 coming soon to fix Nexus 5’s camera

nexus-5-crop Android 4.4.1 coming soon to fix Nexus 5’s camera

It looks Google is set to release a new version of KitKat, Android 4.4.1, to fix the camera bugs with Nexus 5. In an interview to The Verge, Dave Burke, Google’s Director of Engineering for Android, outlined the bugs and issues in the camera software along with performance and improvements to be seen in this update. He is confident that with Android 4.4.1, the camera will not be a deal breaker for the Nexus 5 even though it does not feature the best smartphone camera.


Below are changes, improvements, and features Android 4.4.1 brings to the Nexus 5 camera.

  • Increased speed across the camera application
  • Improvements in Auto focus , exposure and white balance (by speeding up frame rate and increasing how quickly the camera can read its surroundings and fire a picture)
  • Fix to slow shooting speeds in good lighting conditions (caused because of OIS to get better low light images)
  • New progress indicator in HDR+ mode
  • More contrast and vibrant colored photos

Dave Burke added that, with just five weeks of work, the Nexus 5 camera has been improved a lot but that there is still more work to be done to improve both the camera performance and software. Get ready test the camera on your Nexus 5 as this update is expected to roll out in coming few days.

Source & Image Credit: The Verge

About Praneeth Kancherla

I work as an Oracle Database Administrator & love the most customizable smartphone operating system - Android. At AFN I try to bring you latest on android/smartphone news.

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