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Google promises fix for pesky Nexus 5 bug that eats into battery life

Published Mar 5th, 2014 1:30PM EST
Nexus 5 Bug Fix
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Nexus 5 users who have noticed an annoying camera bug that often sees a software process called “mm-qcamera-daemon” eat up CPU resources and drain their handset’s battery can now rest assured that Google is on the case. As noted by Phandroid, Google has officially acknowledged the Nexus 5 bug on its Android issue tracker website and promised that a fix is in the works. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we still have no timeline as far as when the fix might be issued, since Google would only say that it will be implemented in a future Android software update.

Users have noted that the bug is tied to apps that access camera processes while in the background. For example, Skype is among the more popular apps that trigger the bug. While Google cooks up a fix for a future update, users are advised to simply reboot their devices in the even that this bug rears its ugly head.

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