Android 4.4.2 KitKat upgrade

Google has started rolling out version 4.4.2 of Android KitKat to its Nexus smartphones and tablets.

The online search giant only just sent out version 4.4.1 but now it seems 4.4.2 is necessary to fix bugs and improve performance. The software update is rolling out to the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10, according to Android Police.

"This update improves the Nexus 5 camera with faster shooting (less shutter lag, less motion blur); faster, more accurate focusing; better white balance for truer colours; and more accurate exposures. The update also includes other bug fixes and performance improvements." states the system update.

The camera improvements are exclusive to the Nexus 5, so owners of other Nexus devices will just gain bug fixes and performance improvements.

It may seem strange for Google to have already released two firmware updates for Android 4.4 KitKat considering it was only recently released. However, Apple's iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and other devices is already up to version 7.0.4 due to various bug fixes and improvements.

Although it’s a bit too close to Christmas for a product launch, Google is rumoured to be working with LG on a Nexus 8 tablet which would be a closer rival to the iPad mini than the Nexus 7. It's unclear what Google's future strategy is for tablets after failing to launch a new version of the Nexus 10 this year.

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