Android 4.4.1 Update for Nexus 5 to Bring Camera Enhancements

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According to The Verge, the Nexus 5 Android 4.4.1 update will arrive with improvements for the camera software.

We told you yesterday that several devices running Android 4.4.1 KitKat, including Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and  Nexus 7, have been spotted in server logs, indicating that the new firmware update shouldn’t be too far away.

Speaking for The Verge, Google’s Director of Engineering for Android, David Burke, has confirmed on Thursday that the camera of the Nexus 5 is not focussing as fast as it is supposed to. Because the team that developed the camera module of the Nexus 5 chose to “make the shutter time longer, reduce the gain even longer, and get better shots,” in order to improve the quality of the pictures taken with the 8 MP camera, the shooting speeds have suffered. Fortunately, the Android 4.4.1 update for Nexus 5 will come to fix this issue.

Aside from that, the Nexus 5 Android 4.4.1 KitKat update, which is supposed to roll out in the next few days, will also decrease the time it takes for the camera app to launch with 1 second. The camera app improvements also include a progress indicator for HDR+ which will allow you to see how long it takes until the photos are processed.

The Android 4.4.1 update will also enhance the overall quality of the photos taken with the Nexus 5 and you can see a comparison in the gallery below.

The new firmware also aims to address the face unlock bug. Many users reported that the use of face unlock as lockscreen security would break the camera app and the only way to fix it was to reboot the smartphone.

The Nexus smartphones were known as sporting poor cameras, but the Nexus 5 is definitely an improvement, as it packs one of the best cameras around. With the Android 4.4.1 KitKat update coming to make it even better, I am pretty sure that the Nexus 5 owners will be pretty happy to use their smartphone camera.

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