Earlier today we learned that Google is prepping an Android 4.4.1 update that’s meant to address complaints about the Nexus 5′s camera performance with improvements to autofocus, white balance and more. That report said that the update would begin rolling out sometime in the coming days, but it looks like we don’t even have to wait that long for the new software to arrive.
Google just took to the official Nexus page on Google+ to announce that Android 4.4.1 will begin going out to the Nexus 5 today, Dec. 5. The Big G has confirmed that the bump to 4.4.1 brings with it a number of camera-centric tweaks for the Nexus 5. That includes faster focusing, faster white balancing, less shutter lag and support for pinch-to-zoom with the viewfinder while in HDR+ mode.
While it may only be a x.x.1 update for the Nexus 5, this bump up to Android 4.4.1 actually sounds like it could have a pretty significant impact on the usability of the Nexus 5. With several improvements meant to help speed up the Nexus 5′s shooter and to produce truer colors, this Android 4.4.1 update sounds like something that anyone with a Nexus 5 and an interest in taking photos will want to snag as soon as possible. Here’s to hoping that the rollout goes quickly and smoothly.