Google is already giving us another break of KitKat with the Android 4.4.1, which is now rolling out onto the Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7 models.
Rumors of Android 4.4.1 KitKat quickly became fact as Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced the update on Thursday, which will focus on major updates to the Android camera app. According to the Mountain View, Calif., company, the new Android camera app will include HDR+, which will improve low-light focusing, white balancing, color quality and shutter lag, and will also have a pinch-zoom viewfinder in HDR+ mode. Users also hope the update will fix some of the various bugs associated with Android 4.4, but there are currently no Android 4.4.1 changelogs detailing all the components of the update.
The Android 4.4.1, KOT49E build is available over the air and will roll out onto supported Nexus devices in stages. The Android 4.4.1 OTA sideload files are also available for download for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 LTE, but should only be implemented by those familiar with Android Debug Bridge. Average users may want to simply wait for Android 4.4.1 to arrive on their device over the air, and can check for the update manually by accessing Settings > About phone > System Update.
Android 4.4.1 KitKat OTA file for Nexus 5.
Android 4.4.1 KitKat OTA file for Nexus 4.
Android 4.4.1 KitKat OTA file for Nexus 7 LTE.
Currently, the update does not appear to be available for the Nexus 10, but probably will turn up soon. Google Play Edition devices are also expected to soon update. Though several Nexus devices have begun updating to Android 4.4.1, Google has announced that factory images and binaries won’t be available until next week.
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Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.