anned Android 4.4.1 KitKat update should help Nexus 5 take better photos

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 5 Dec 2013

Updated at 4:31 p.m. to mention that the Android 4.4.1 software roll out is now live.

continues to tout the camera application on its latest smartphone, the -manufactured Nexus 5, since it launched more than five weeks ago, but the hset has failed to deliver. Even though the stock camera software is capable of piecing together 360-degree panoramas snapping HDR+ photos, the overall photo quality remains subpar. As a result, the search giant is coming out with an update to Android KitKat to help address those camera performance issues.

According to The Verge, Android 4.4.1 is expected to arrive in the coming days with a heaping assortment of camera improvements aimed at helping with autofocus, exposure, white balance; it should also improve shutter time. ok for other minor tweaks to things like the HDR+ feature, which will include a status indicator to let you know your phone is processing the photo it just took, a slight reworking of the camera interface that should make it a little easier to navigate. The test shots provided show that the Nexus 5 will produce photos with a bolder color profile without some of the faded colors that were visible before.

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ile the software update is unlikely to push the Nexus 5’s camera abilities to the top of the charts, it will at least ensure that you don’t have to install a separate application just to fix the color profile on your photos.

has begun rolling out Android 4.4.1 to several devices, including the Nexus 4 Nexus 5 smartphones, the Nexus 7 Nexus 10 tablets.