Google working on Android KitKat fix for camera app battery drain

Google working on Android KitKat fix for camera app battery drain

If you’ve recently updated your smartphone to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and have noticed some abnormally high battery drain you’re not alone – but Google is on the case.

Apparently some Android handsets are seeing battery life diminish at a rate of knots after opening the camera application as a result of the phone’s CPU maxing out.

While Google’s fix will be able to alleviate the problem on the likes of the Nexus 5 and Nexus 4, those rocking a HTC, Samsung or any other Android device with a UI skin will have to wait for the relevant manufacturer to address the issue separately.

Reboot, for now

There’s currently no time frame on Google’s fix to roll out to handsets, but it’s expected to arrive as part of the Android 4.4.3 package – so keep your eyes peeled.

In the meantime a quick reboot of your device is said to provide a temporary solution to the excessive battery drain, but it won’t fix the problem.

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