Android 4.4.1 for Nexus 5 Now Available for Download

Nexus 5 Android 4.4.1

A few hours ago we told you that the Nexus 5 Android 4.4.1 should go live in the next few days and that it will improve the photo-shooting capabilities of the high-end smartphone. In the meantime, Google announced via Google+ that Android 4.4.1 KitKat for Nexus 5 is rolling out today.

A Google official revealed earlier today that the Android 4.4.1 update will significantly reduce the focusing of the Nexus 5 camera and, in the same time, reduce the launch time of the Camera app.

According to the aforementioned Google+ posting, the Android 4.4.1 update for Nexus 5 packs even more camera improvements. The post-update Nexus 5 camera will be capable of snapping photos with truer colors, courtesy of the “faster white balancing,” also enabling the users to “pinch-zoom the viewfinder in HDR+.” It looks like the shutter lag has been reduced, as well.

As usual, the software update is being rolled out in phases, so you might not be able to download and install Android 4.4.1 on your Nexus 5 right away. Anyway, you can improve your chances by heading to Settings > About Phone > System Update and by hitting the Check Now button every once in a couple of seconds. This way you will let the folks at Google know that you really want the new update, making them push it to you faster.

The new firmware update is most like packing other improvements, too, but no further details are currently available.

The Android 4.4.1 update should also become available for the other Nexus terminals, given that, along with Nexus 5, the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 were spotted running it in server logs.