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KitKat-causing Nexus 5 camera problems to be fixed by Android 4.4.3?

Loie Favre

The Android 4.4.2 update has caused many Nexus 5 owners various problems and it seems that these issues don’t seem to let up. The biggest concern is the camera bug, which causes the battery to discharge quicker than normal. Google has said that they are trying to amend this problem as soon as they can, likely in the form of a future maintenance update. Could Android 4.4.3 be around the bend?

Nexus 5 teaser pic
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The bug provokes the CPU to overclock as soon as the camera is started directly from the app or via another app such as Skype. This leads to the battery to be used in overdrive. The problem has only been officially recognized on the Nexus 5, whether the same thing is happening to other devices is up to this point unknown.

There’s one way to see if the bug is plaguing your Nexus 5. Simply head over to the settings of your Nexus 5, then Battery, and see whether mm-qcamera-daemon is using up a ridiculous amount of your battery life. Apparently the temporary fix for this right now is to reboot your phone and uninstall Skype, Tango and any other apps that use the camera.

Have you noticed this problem on your Nexus 5 or other Android smartphone?