Android 4.4.3 KitKat is soon to be released for LG Nexus 5 which contains major bug fixes found on the smartphone. It will resolve a major camera bug that drains battery, wireless bug patches and put an end to other issues.
Battery Draining Camera Bug
Several users reported that a system bug called ?mm-qcamera-daemon? popped up in the background processes of the Nexus 5 which affects battery life significantly. Google acknowledged the problem and replied on the Android Open Source Project forum regarding the effect and upcoming fix.
?We believe we have fixes for the current high CPU reports on N5 due to mm-qcamera-daemon, and they will be included in the next maintenance update. At this point, we don?t need more reports of the problem,? project member posted.
But there is no estimated time given by Google on when the update will be released for the LG smartphone.
Major Bug Patches
It seems like Android 4.4.2 KitKat is not enough to kill major bugs on Nexus 5 that affect several basic functions. Here are errors Android 4.4.3 KitKat update will resolve for LG Nexus 5.
- Frequent mobile data connection drops
- Camera focus in regular
- HDR mode problems
- Power manager display wake lock
- Multiple Bluetooth issues
- Other bugs on the camera app
- Random boot
- USB debugging security
- App shortcuts security
- Wi-Fi malfunctioning auto-connect
- Missed call LED
- Data usage graph inaccuracy
- MMS problems
- Email and Exchange syncing issues
- People, Dialler and Contacts apps
- DSP errors
- IPv6 and VPN networks
- Various other problems reported
Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.3 KitKat already leaked online which means that Google may release the firmware update really soon but no exact date has been announced so far and the leaked device may be a developer model testing the new software.
In addition to unknown release date, Google has not confirmed yet if Android 4.4.3 KitKat is arriving on Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2012 and 2013, and Nexus 10 slate which are all compatible with Android 4.4.2 version.
Google is currently developing business-oriented features on the forthcoming Android version expected to be announced at the Google I/O event in June 2014.