Google rolls out Android 4.4.1 update for Nexus 5

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Nexus 5 owners should soon start seeing a notification for Android 4.4.1 update on their handsets – probably within the next few days. The update brings with it improved camera app incorporating some fixes.

The Android 4.4.1 update brings with it improved camera performance wherein the camera app launch times have been reduced, faster autofocus, faster white balancing, less shutter lag, new progress bar when shooting HDR+ photo and improved colors and exposure.

The update was announced through a Google+ post, which focused on the HDR+ capabilities of the new and improved camera app. The update will allow users to capture great photos in challenging environments like low light situations, and “where there’s a large contrast of bright and dark portions of the scene”.

Further, after applying the update when a user presses the shutter button the Nexus 5 will “take a burst of shots in about 1/3 of a second, and apply computational photography to intelligently fuse images together”, rather than just one picture.

If you are a Nexus 5 owner, it may take a couple of days before the Android 4.4.1 update hits your phone, but if you can’t be bothered to wait and don’t mind going about updating your handset through a manual process, you can download the files here and go about side loading the update and follow the instructions on PhoneArena. Just check before proceeding that you have stock Android 4.4 build KRT16M. If yes, you are good to go.