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Android 4.4.1 KitKat update makes Nexus 5 camera improvements

Android 4.4.1 update released weeks after the Nexus 5 launch to help users get more out of their snapping.

Google has announced Android 4.4.1 an update to Android 4.4 KitKat to address camera issues with the Nexus 5.

Expected to roll out over the next few days, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system should speed up the 8-megapixel camera particularly for autofocusing, adjusting white balance and exposure levels to combat the appearance of motion blur in photos.

Many of the changes will help the Nexus 5’s camera performance in low light conditions, something that most smartphone cameras tend to suffer from.

The HDR mode was something we were generally impressed with in our Nexus 5 review and its ability to compensate for the technical limitations of a phone camera that doesn’t offer class-leading image quality.

Google has added a new progress bar for HDR photos and now you can take burst mode-style shots in about 1/3 of a second that can be combined together to produce the best possible results.

Camera improvements aside, it’s not clear whether we can expect to see improvements elsewhere.

For those not entirely happy with the Nexus 5‘s snapping prowess, it’s nice to see Google release update just weeks after the Android phone launched in the UK.

Via (TheVerge)

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