In November 2013, Google released Android 4.4 KitKat to its Nexus devices and almost immediately, users reported issues being caused by the update to the latest version of Android. After a few quick fixes and updates later, we’re now sitting at Android 4.4.2 and we’re still getting reports of bugs and issues.
One of the first bugs to pop up with the Android 4.4 update was the wonky camera in the Nexus 5 that despite offering some good technical specifications, was producing sub-par quality photos. Android 4.4.1 was rolled out in hopes of fixing this issue and then shortly afterwards, Android 4.4.2 with some more security fixes.
One of the bigger issues highlighted is the speaker and headset volume on the Nexus 5, which Kris went into detail on how to fix by doing some nitty and gritty work yourself. As well, users are complaingin about a "hissing sound" when they record video and can be attributed to some software issues tied into the microphone. While it’s nice to know that we can do something about it, it’s definitely something Google should be looking into and fixing themselves. Furthermore, issues with missing calls when connected to Wi-Fi seem to be still widespread and while easily cured with a quick reboot, the issue resurfaces from time to time.
A redditor has even compiled a list of 27 issues currently known to him and replicated on his Nexus 4 and has received a ton of responses from other users who have started to keep track of their own bugs and issues and adding to the list. After looking, I can easily say that I’ve noticed some of the more minor bugs popping up on my Nexus 7 after the update. Here's to hoping for a quick release of another Android update from Google, Android 4.4.3 perhaps.
Are there are other issues that you’ve noticed on your Nexus devices since updating to KitKat? Are they are a part of the compiled list of bugs or something brand new?