Google Android 4.4.1 update now rolling out to Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5That did not take long at all. Following a report this morning that the Android 4.4.1 update would begin to land on devices “over the next few days” with a number of camera improvements in tow, Google has confirmed that the update has in fact begun to roll out for the Nexus 5. Google seems pretty proud of its HDR+ mode:

Picture this: your whole family, reunited for the holidays, in front of a crackling fire. A great image…except if you’re a photographer (in which case, you’d be saying “challenging low light, high contrast…argh!!”). Well, not with HDR+ on Nexus 5, alongside a fresh update to the camera rolling out today with Android 4.4.1.

HDR+ lets you to take great shots in challenging environments, say where there’s a large contrast of bright and dark portions of the scene and also in low light situations. When you press the shutter button, instead of taking just one picture, we take a burst of shots in about 1/3 of a second, and apply computational photography to intelligently fuse images together.

As reported earlier, the update focuses on camera improvements and brings with it 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.

As for what other bug fixes that could be included in the update, we’ll bring you the full changelog as soon as it is made available.

It also remains to be seen if the Android 4.4.1 update will be pushed out to other Nexus devices although that is a likely scenario.

Now, you’ll excuse me so I can go and hit the ‘Check now’ button on my Nexus 5…

Source : +Nexus