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Android 4.4.2 KitKat rolling out for Nexus 5: Camera Fixes & Improvements


Android 4.4.2 brings a bag full of improvements specifically for the Google’s Nexus 5 imaging abilities. As stated by Google, the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is likely to roll out, today, however as it is a staged rollout, the update might take a couple of days to reach all its users.

In an interview Dave Burke, the Director of Engineering for Android, said that Google has made innumerable attempts to improvise and enhance the picture quality and the camera of its recently launched, Nexus 5.

After the widespread of the KitKat release, Android has improvised significantly in terms of the functioning and the user interface is on its way. The update is conspicuously brighter and lighter from its predecessor. With bigger icons, KitKat makes the interface is more intuitive.

As far as the Nexus 5’s camera issues are concerned, the update is likely to get the camera app with a faster autofocus time. While on the old v4.4, Nexus 5 produced motion blur because the camera wasn’t able to focus on moving objects, this new update hasn’t only enhanced the speed of the camera but also fixed the problems concerning motion blurs.

The update also improves the camera app – seems speedy, and it’s pretty evident as the demo tested shows that it’s at least up to one second quicker than it was in the previous version. Google has taken a few steps ahead to add a progress indicator, to show that the app is working in the background.

Burke further informed that a few more changes are likely to be added to the camera app which would make the app easier to use.

The images will have an improvised contrast and clear quality. With the faster autofocus, the company guarantees good images in the very first try itself.

The release date of Android 4.4.1 update for the non-Nexus 5 users is yet to be disclosed, and Google also didn’t specify as to what new features are likely to come along with this new update for them. As speculated, v4.4.2 could be a bug-fixing update. However, no official announcements have been made by the company. One can only wait to see what the update has in store for its users.

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