We reported recently that Google might be releasing Android 4.4.1 KitKat soon, and it appears that the update is going to be rolled out over the next few days. This was confirmed today by David Burke, director of engineering for Android at Google to The Verge. He says that the update is going to bring a number of changes for the camera on Nexus 5, while the camera on Google’s latest smartphone doesn’t have any major issues, several quirks have irked users. It is with this update that the quirks will finally be taken care of.
Burke says that the team made shutter time longer on the Nexus 5 camera app to reduce the gain even longer, this was done to produce high-quality images. However, this resulted into slow image capturing speeds, which irked users. This is going to be fixed with Android 4.4.1. Moreover, the camera app will launch a second faster than before, a major speed improvement. A progress indicator will be added to HDR+ mode to make it easier for users to manage the High-Dynamic Range mode. The Nexus 5 face unlocked bug will also be fixed through this update, facial recognition often crashed the app which resulted in the device being restarted. Photo quality is going to be increased after the update too, as evident by the sample image posted above.
Did you realize how the Internet was abuzz with news that Amazon is looking to deliver products to your doorstep using drones that fly through the air via the Amazon Prime Air program? Well, it has certainly drawn different views on its success (or otherwise), but one thing’s for sure – plenty of news surrounding it has been generated and disseminated since. Well, how about enjoying a delivery drone of your own? You might play make believe with the Swann Quad Starship which will feature Swann’s Easy Fly Gyro technology that will include a quartet of axis and propellers.
Thanks to the incorporation of such a design, it is a snap to enjoy multi-direction maneuverability and simple control. The quartet of rotors would allow it to move up, down, forwards, backwards, and sideways. Oh yeah, lest we forget, it can also handle flips and stunt tumbles for that added entertainment value. Using a compact and powerful Swann 2.4GHz control, you will have a controlling range of up to 330 feet away. A full charge would offer you 8 minutes of flying time, while the remote itself would run on four AA batteries, so make sure there are always spares around. I would recommend rechargeables, and do bear in mind that it was constructed for indoor flight.