Galaxy Nexus. This year? Their choice of a new Nexus 5, or Nexus 7.
Tagged: Nexus 5
expected, Google has immediately made available its promised Android 4.4.1 update to the Nexus 5. And instead of just being some generic maintenance release, this latest update to the Android 4.4 release fixes one of the most prevalent concerns about the smartphone's inadequacy in the photography department.
Nexus 5 seems to have stepped up a bit in terms of the camera, things were not quite as perfect as many had been hoping for. Overall the handset is able to take some decent pictures, but there are frequent complaints about the shutter speed. We have been playing with third-party camera apps and have seen some improvement there, but it appears as if Google is getting ready to push out a fix.
A vulnerability has been discovered in Nexus phones, which could render them useless. By sending a particular type of SMS message, the phone is forced to reboot and, in some instances, reconnect to the mobile data service. With that, users may not know their device hasn’t reconnected, essentially making it useless for a period of time.
Camera Awesome for Android a short while back and while they quietly added support for the Nexus 5 after the initial launch, they have improved that support with this latest update. Camera Awesome v1.0.2 has arrived in the Google Play Store and along with the Nexus 5, this update brought added support for the Nexus 4 and HTC One as well as some general improvements that will benefit all devices.
report that surfaced earlier in the month on this very subject. The confirmation comes by way of Google spokesperson Gina Scigliano who mentioned that "Android's latest camera HAL (hardware abstraction layer) and framework supports raw and burst-mode photography."
Nexus 5 does not have the best camera among its peers, even with the presence of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology. But that's not stopping Google from trying to convince you that it's more than good enough, mostly thanks to software features. Now the company has come out with three short video ads that show how even a decent quality camera can be fun.
Nexus 5 who might have been slightly disappointed not to see the manufacturer's new KnockOn feature may now have a way to get their fix. That is, if they're willing to take the adventure in installing a custom Android kernel on their smartphone.
few case options listed in the Play Store when the Nexus 5 arrived, however they were just that, listings. There was the Bumper Case and LG QuickCover, but neither were available for purchase at the time. We recently saw Google release the Nexus Wireless Charger and it looks like they also updated the case and cover product listings at the same time.