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    Cool What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Here's the place to share any changes you're seeing in the new version. Here are the main ones I've noticed so far with so far...

    • Misc camera changes (N5 only)
    • "Photos" now the default gallery app when swiping out of the Camera app
    • Haptic feedback is softer / duration reduced (N5 only)
    • Bug that left the notification bar partly opaque has been fixed
    • Bug causing low quality output from internal speaker in certain apps has been fixed (N5 only)
    • Cell/Wifi/battery icons in the notification bar are now aligned properly
    • Certain apps (e.g. WhatsApp) that were broken on ART before seem to work
    • Option for 4G/LTE under Mobile Data now shows "recommended."
    • LED pulses more frequently for regular notifications (e.g. Gmail)
    • Wireless display now called 'Cast screen'

    Missing anything? Shout out below.
    Last edited by Alex Dobie; 12-06-2013 at 04:24 AM.
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    - Voicemail notification is now working (previously, if a voicemail was left, the notification wouldn't display until a reboot was done). This was confirmed by calling myself and leaving a voicemail message. I am on Bell Mobility BTW.

    Some people have reported that the volume seems louder post update. After directly comparing to a Nexus 5 running 4.4, I can say this is not true as the volume is exactly the same on both.
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    Under settings -> Display 'Wireless display' has been renamed to 'Cast screen'. A precursor to Chromecast support (or just the Miracast option renamed)?
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    The settings icon in the quick settings pull down is different, too. There's a second circle inside it. Super tiny change, but worth mentioning.
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Iv been trying to confirm this , but it seems the boost frequency in the kernel ( project butter ) has increased from 1.0ghz to 1.2ghz ... checked on CPU spy .
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    I had a problem sideloaded 4.4.1 OTA on my N5 where 5Ghz wifi network will connect but no internet. Simply fix was to "forget" the wifi network and connect again. It could placebo cause I rebooted the phone but it feels a bit smoother, specially touch screen and keyboard (could be related to shorter haptic feedback)
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Quote Originally Posted by kobazik View Post
    I had a problem sideloaded 4.4.1 OTA on my N5 where 5Ghz wifi network will connect but no internet. Simply fix was to "forget" the wifi network and connect again. It could placebo cause I rebooted the phone but it feels a bit smoother, specially touch screen and keyboard (could be related to shorter haptic feedback)

    I noticed it being snappier too , like i said above your post, it seems to input boost is now 1.29ghz instead of 1.0ghz , that would help
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    i hope there's a fix for the built-in phone mic bug. callers sometimes can't hear me at all or i sound garbled. i think this is a bug in the noise cancelling software. known issue. hopefully fixed with this ! i use Apple EarPods 99% for calls of the time though with no problems.

    Nexus 5 microphone issue?
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Still waiting

    In the UK.....

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    Bluetooth volume being too loud issue is fixed! Now I can use my LG Tone 730 headset without blowing out my ear drums.
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    The Power control widget now allows three options for location. Battery saver shows the Icon half white.

    Also, seems LTE reception on the 1800mhz frequency has gotten worse, showing less bars. Need to test this further however.
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Quote Originally Posted by mabr82 View Post
    Still waiting

    In the UK.....

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    Android Engineer Explains Why Mashing “Check for Updates” on Nexus Devices Isn’t Helping You

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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Whatsapp still won't install for me under ART, was curious about Alex's original post saying it now works.
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Under Settings->Wireless Networks the "mobile plan" (I think that was the name) if removed.

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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Quote Originally Posted by mzanette View Post
    Whatsapp still won't install for me under ART, was curious about Alex's original post saying it now works.
    WhatsApp works for me under ART , but i had it installed already under Dalvik , if that makes a difference
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Is it now possible to set the screen never to sleep?

    Is Search and OK Google fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Nacca View Post
    WhatsApp works for me under ART , but i had it installed already under Dalvik , if that makes a difference
    Ah it does. Still can't install it under ART
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Any news about the Email client connecting thru ActiveSync using Client Certificates?
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Please, please, tell me that you can select 3G mode in mobile settings and that it actually sticks now. i.e. come out and go back in and it hasn't forgotten the setting.
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Please please fix the exchange. Having working exchange in the stock email app on 4.3 was a huge motivator for me to move to the N5.
    The bug was fixed in AOSP 10 days ago and its critical for Google to gain adoption in BYOD so finger's crossed.
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    What isn't working? Exchange works for me with my N5 and I have yet to receive this update.
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    the dialer on my nexus 4 looks a bit different than it did on 4.4.. specifically the "all contacts" button
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    The bug where the share dialog would automatically pick the last selected app, instead of offering a choice, has finally been fixed. (In other words, now it's possible to actually choose a browser in the "share this to a different browser" apps.)
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    Has video playback gotten better? I have noticed that frame rates drop on any type of video playback (ie. YouTube) in 4.4.
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    Default Re: What's new in Android 4.4.1

    One other thing it seems to have fixed is VoIP over IPv6. Before, Vonage crashed on IPv6 but now it seems OK.

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