Washington: Search engine giant Google is working on Android KitKat to fix camera app form high battery drain.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat have just started to roll out of the devices, and if you have updated the smartphone with the latest version of Android, you have noticed some abnormally high battery drain.
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.
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.