Google trying to fix battery KitKat drain

10/03/2014

Google Trying To Fix Battery KitKat Drain

Google has confirmed that there is a minor problem with the Nexus 5, which is causing some mobile phone owners to lose battery life faster than normal. However, the tech giant has announced that it is doing its best to create a solution.

It is thought that the issue is being caused because the camera is constantly running in the background, meaning that Nexus 5 users are losing around one per cent battery life every few minutes.

According to a Google engineer, who was speaking on Android code forums, the issue is down to the mm-qcamera-daemon process, which is causing the processor to drain the battery rapidly. The expert said this is probably caused by a number of apps like Skype that don't gel well with the Android stock version on Google's latest flagship.

The search engine has promised a fix soon, though the engineer couldn't be pressed to give a deadline day.

Posted by Clare Marshall

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