Android 4.4.2 brings Nexus 5 camera improvements

Android 4.4.2 brings Nexus 5 camera improvements

Android 4.4.2 is being rolled out to Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices, with the main change being improvements to the camera apps. According to the update notes, there are four main improvements to the camera app.

  • Pictures can be taken faster, without blurring
  • The camera will focus faster and better
  • Pictures will have better white balance and colors
  • Improved exposure
  • Various small bug fixes and overall system performance improvements
  • Once installed, you’ll immediately notice how much faster the camera app is, although it’s harder to see improvements in the images.

    It’s unusual for an OS update to be rolled out only a week after the last one, but it’s good news for Nexus owners that Google has rushed out fixes to the camera app. Android 4.4 ‘KitKat’ is the biggest update to the mobile OS for some time, and as with iOS 7, big changes can mean more bugs to iron out.

    Note: Some of these changes came in Android 4.4.1, but the majority of Android users did not receive that update, and instead will get 4.4.2 directly.

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