While, owners of the Nexus 10 can also manually update to 4.4.1 with Google's update files, but this is only recommended to experienced users because it involves using 'adb sideload' or 'recovery mode' to flash the tablet.
What new features and improvements does Android 4.4.1 bring to Google's Nexus range of smartphones and tablets?
Nexus 5 Camera Improvements
The main focus of the Android 4.4.1 KitKat update revolves around improving the camera on Google's Nexus 5. On the stock version of Android images taken often suffered from blur, particularly when snapping fast moving scenes, due to the shutter lag and the time the smartphone took to auto-focus.
Google have stated that Android 4.4.1 "improves the camera with faster focusing, especially in low light, faster white balancing, for truer colors, the ability to pinch-zoom the viewfinder in HDR+ mode and less shutter lag". Additionally, the HDR+ mode itself is now faster and the camera application is much quicker overall.
A number of other improvements have also been implemented on the Nexus 5 including:
- Low speaker volume bug affecting certain applications has been fixed
- Haptic feedback has been tweaked
- Default email client bug has been fixed (It wasn't syncing correctly)
- Status bar bug has been fixed (Stopping the transparency from turning opaque)
- Overall performance improvements (in benchmarks)
Changes affecting all devices updated to Android 4.4.1:
- Default photo application has been changed to the 'Gallery' app
- Immersive mode no longer breaks when adjusting volume
- Settings icon in 'Quick Tiles' has been changed
- New softer keyboard sounds
Those with the Nexus 4 should also notice that the navigation bar is now transparent on the lock-screen.
A number of users with the Nexus 4 have been reporting problems since updating to Android KitKat, particularly with the battery life of their devices. Have you been affected and if so has Android 4.4.1 made things worse or better?
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