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Any other significant changes?

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Aside from the camera and louder audio, i haven't noticed anything different
 
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Camera is much better than before, though it didn't really bother me to begin with, but comparing the previous lagginess of the camera motion with my iPhone 5, it looks as though the 4.4.1 update made the camera motion smoother than on my iPhone 5. Video mode seems a bit equal, although I think the nexus is slightly smoother than the iPhone.

I really can't tell a difference in speaker. I need to test tomorrow in a more audible environment (its late and quiet here) it does seem a little louder, but I'm not sure yet. Some sounds seem louder, while others are just as quiet as before. Still pales in comparison to iPhone 5 speaker.

Haven't ran any benchmarks, but performance does seem slightly better as well. Ran a test lap on real racing 3 where I noticed obvious frame rate issues when I first got my nexus, but now it seems a bit smoother, much less noticeable lag.



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Call volume with earbuds has gone from too loud on the lowest setting up to deafening. Not good.
 
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I checked cpu spy, seems like it's boosting to 1.2ghz instead of 1ghz now.. Anyone confirm?

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Stronger haptic too.
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If I had to assume, I'd agree with you on the haptic feedback being stronger, bloot. But if it actually is stronger, its a very small difference. The motor doesn't feel any different than before, and I doubt a firmware update could make it stronger. But again, it does feel a little stronger.

As for the sound, tested it today and yes there's definite improvement over before. Still barely audible in some cases, but I'm comparing with my old iPhone 5, and honestly, the situations I'm comparing to are better suited for an actual speaker anyway, not some tinny phone speaker. So for most typical case usage, the speaker is pretty good now. Keep in mind the speaker isn't being touted as one of the phones features, much like a phone with stereo speakers, or higher quality ones. So with that in mind, the speaker on the nexus 5 is actually pretty good when you consider the price of the phone.

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Found this changelog for 4.4.1
  • The Camera app on the Nexus 5 has sped up considerably post the update.
  • The low volume output from the Nexus 5 speaker in certain apps has also been fixed.
  • The haptic feedback has been tweaked on the Nexus 5.
  • There are some bug-fixes related to ART as well. This allows Whatsapp to work with the ART runtime.
  • The default email client in Nexus 5 not syncing with an exchange server bug has also been fixed.
  • Immersive mode breaking while adjusting the volume level bug has been fixed.
  • The new ‘Photos’ app is now the default Gallery app.
  • There is a slight improvement in benchmark performance on the Nexus 5.
  • The transparent status bar sometimes turning opaque issue on the Nexus 5 has also been fixed.
  • The navigation bar is now transparent on the lock screen in the Nexus 4.
  • The Settings icon in Quick tiles has also been changed.
  • The Miracast setting has been renamed to Cast settings.

source: http://www.androidbeat.com/2013/12/a...-4-1-features/

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I checked cpu spy, seems like it's boosting to 1.2ghz instead of 1ghz now.. Anyone confirm?

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confirmed. it boosts there for ~3 seconds. too long, imo.

i don't think anything actually happened to the sound, hardware-wise. it seems like all they did was normalize the UI sounds to a higher level. my custom ringtones/notifications are still as quiet as ever
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I checked cpu spy, seems like it's boosting to 1.2ghz instead of 1ghz now.. Anyone confirm?

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confirmed. it boosts there for ~3 seconds. too long, imo.

i don't think anything actually happened to the sound, hardware-wise. it seems like all they did was normalize the UI sounds to a higher level. my custom ringtones/notifications are still as quiet as ever
From the logs:

https://android.googlesource.com/dev...head/+/0ad5707

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BoardConfig: Define TARGET_TOUCHBOOST_FREQUENCY to 1.2GHz

Bug: 11387181
Change-Id: Icf3272edbb1052861a13aa17f3b14ee40ea57654
Signed-off-by: Iliyan Malchev <malchev@google.com>
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