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Here’s one more reason for Nexus 5 owners to be excited about Android L

Published Oct 8th, 2014 6:50AM EDT
Nexus 5 Android L Update
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Google will release the final Android L build in a few weeks, likely alongside new Nexus hardware, and current Nexus 5 owners now have one more reason to be excited about the upcoming Android update, other than enjoying Android L’s new features and gorgeous Material Design.

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As Android Police reports, Google has finally patched the Nexus 5 camera bug that drains the battery of the handset, after promising to fix the issue back in March.

A Googler has marked the issue as “future release” in the AOSP issue tracker, the publication reports, which means the fix will be released once Android L is ready for commercial release.

The fix is specific to the Nexus 5 camera-related battery drain problem, Android Police adds, meaning that if you see a “mm-qcamera-daemon” process draining the battery on a non-Nexus 5 device, it’s likely Google’s fix won’t work on that device as well.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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