Android 4.4.1 Release Will Fix Nexus 5 Camera Issues

Android 4.4.1 Release Will Fix Nexus 5 Camera Issues

We reported recently that Google might be releasing Android 4.4.1 KitKat soon, and it appears that the update is going to be rolled out over the next few days. This was confirmed today by David Burke, director of engineering for Android at Google to The Verge. He says that the update is going to bring a number of changes for the camera on Nexus 5, while the camera on Google’s latest smartphone doesn’t have any major issues, several quirks have irked users. It is with this update that the quirks will finally be taken care of.

Burke says that the team made shutter time longer on the Nexus 5 camera app to reduce the gain even longer, this was done to produce high-quality images. However, this resulted into slow image capturing speeds, which irked users. This is going to be fixed with Android 4.4.1. Moreover, the camera app will launch a second faster than before, a major speed improvement. A progress indicator will be added to HDR+ mode to make it easier for users to manage the High-Dynamic Range mode. The Nexus 5 face unlocked bug will also be fixed through this update, facial recognition often crashed the app which resulted in the device being restarted. Photo quality is going to be increased after the update too, as evident by the sample image posted above.

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    Google Releases Trio Of Nexus 5 Ads

    It wasn’t too long ago that Google announced the Nexus 5 and while for the most part the handset appeared to share similar hardware to the LG G2, one of the things that unfortunately did not bring over was the LG G2’s camera, which based on our reviews proved to be surprisingly good. That’s not to say that the Nexus 5’s camera is bad, it’s just not what some would consider to be the best. Google seems to think otherwise and has since released a trio of videos that highlight the Nexus 5’s camera abilities and some of its features, such as HDR+, Photo Sphere, and Auto Awesome. (more…)

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    Official Nexus Wireless Charger Goes Up For Sale For $50

    Official Nexus Wireless Charger Goes Up For Sale For $50Good news Nexus 4 and 5 owners, if you guys have been looking forward to getting your hands on official Nexus accessories, you’re in luck because the official Nexus Wireless Charger has made its way onto the Google Play store and can be yours for $50. The listing also states that the Nexus 7 will also be compatible, so it looks like tablet owners will be able to get in on the wireless charging fun as well. However given that these wireless chargers are part of the Qi standard, we expect you could find a cheaper solution out there, but then again if you want to show your love and support for the Nexus brand, this is a good way to go about doing it.

    According to the product’s description, “With the Nexus Wireless Charger, your new Nexus 7 becomes the first truly wireless tablet. No more messing with wires, cords and plugs – your tablet just snaps into place on the magnetic face and begins charging. The Nexus Wireless Charger adheres securely to any surface – like your desk, counter top or nightstand – so the convenience of grab-and-go charging is always within easy reach.” So, any takers?

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    16GB Nexus 5 Now Back In Stock On Google Play

    16GB Nexus 5 Now Back In Stock On Google PlayJust last week we reported that the 16GB Nexus 5 handset had officially gone out of stock at the Google Play store. Instead of stating a time when the handset would be made available, Google simply asked customers to check back soon. Well the good news is that it looks like stock for the 16GB Nexus 5 has quietly made its way back into the Google Play store and is currently up for order for those who are interested. According to Google Play, they list the handset as shipping from their warehouse in 3-4 weeks so it’s still going to be a bit of a wait, but we guess it’s better than nothing, right?

    The Nexus 5 handset was announced at the end of October and given its rather low price, off-contract mind you, it is no surprise that the device proved to be extremely popular. That and coupled with the fact that the handset came with the latest stock version of Android 4.4 KitKat, it was unsurprising that the device sold out rather quickly. However unlike last year’s fiasco with the Nexus 4, orders for the Nexus 5 appear to be going pretty smoothly this year, so hopefully come 2014, Google will have a better grasp on the demand of their products and have more stock on hand.

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    LG Reportedly Wanted Nexus 5 To Be Called Nexus G

    LG Reportedly Wanted Nexus 5 To Be Called Nexus G

    For the past few years, Google hasn’t highlighted manufacturers of its Nexus devices in their monikers. Take the Nexus S for example which came out in 2010, it was manufactured by Samsung and the “S” was an obvious reference to the manufacturer’s Galaxy S line. Now, even in the Play Store, device monikers don’t hint at their makers, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and the Nexus 5 are fine examples. Google may have its own reasons of doing this, but apparently LG wanted it shift from this tradition. Chosun libo, a major newspaper based in South Korea, claims that LG wanted that the Nexus 5 be called the Nexus G, an obvious reference to its “G” line of devices.

    LG changed its own naming policy for its premium devices this year, dropping the “Optimus” moniker in favour of the alphabet G. Since then, it has unveiled devices like the LG G2, G Pad and the G Flex. Perhaps the company might have thought that since Google has previously allowed Samsung to brand Nexus devices, the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S to be precise, perhaps it might extend the same courtesy to it. The newspaper claims that while LG did discuss the idea with Google, the company denied and went ahead with the Nexus 5. The rest, as they say, is history.

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    Nexus 5 Now On Sale Officially On T-Mobile

    Nexus 5 Now On Sale Officially On T MobileWhen it comes to T-Mobile’s flirtation with the Nexus 5 from Google, it has been quite a journey. Earlier in the week, we brought you word that the Nexus 5 will launch on T-Mobile this November 14th, where pre-orders for the smartphone went live a day after that report was published. Here we are now with November 14th displayed on our respective calendars, and we are pleased as punch to say that the Nexus 5 is now available via T-Mobile if you are interested in picking up this Android 4.4 KitKat powered smartphone.

    Of course, the smartphone itself cannot yet be found in T-Mobile stores, as that will only happen from next Wednesday onward. Apart from that, you ought to prepare yourself to fork out a little bit more for the smartphone because T-Mobile intends to make some profit on the hardware from consumers. An online order for a T-Mobile Nexus 5 will cost you $449 in full, or you can always opt for an equipment installment plan that will cost you $41 upfront with a $17 monthly payment for the next two years. Would you be willing to fork out an additional $100 to avoid the wait for the Nexus 5 from Google directly? I guess this just goes to show that there is a price for everything. [Product Page]

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