OnePlus One Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update ROLLING OUT, Causes Battery Life Problems

Since its announcement back in April, OnePlus may have been having problems getting its One flagship to buyers, but the company is working on making the smartphone even better. OnePlus has started rolling out the Android Kitkat 4.4.4 update for the device, amid complaints that the update kills battery life on the device.

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OnePlus’s One flagship smartphone still hasn’t been released to the public despite being announced back in April, mainly due to issues with manufacturing enough units for the smartphone. Many, and we mean many people have expressed interest in buying the smartphone, but the OnePlus One is still only available through an invitation system much to everyone’s dismayal.

Even so, the company has started rolling out software updates for the device. Currently, the latest software update is streaming out, upgrading the device to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The update also adds plenty of bug fixes and software optimizations in the process.

Another new feature added with the update is Clear Image. Clear Image stitches together 10 individually captured images to create quite a detailed image. Still, OnePlus One downsizes these images automatically back to 13MP, unlike Oppo’s Find 7 which keeps the image at 50MP “Ultra-HD”.

On the negative side, users have complained that the update is causing significant battery drain, as discussed in this lengthy OnePlus forum.

Currently though, Cyanogenmod’s issue tracker lists the issue as “resolved”, but it’s worth noting, the fix will first have to pass internal tests, and will then be released to the public.

Here’s a full list of what’s included in the update, so check it out:

  • Upgraded to Android 4.4.4
  • Updated to new versions of Google apps
  • Added Clear Image
  • Added new (colder) calibration for the screen
  • Proximity sensor prevents activation of off-screen gestures while in your pocket
  • Capacitive touch keys supported in the recovery mode
  • Increased capacitive button illumination
  • Improved overall stability
  • Fixed issues with vibration being disabled during Quiet Hours
  • Fixed lockscreen not updating the track information during music playback
  • Fixed microphone volume for all formats in the Voice Recorder app
  • Fixed “OK, Google” not triggering voice search in Google Now
  • Fixed Viber calls not working
  • Fixed battery percent not updating in custom lock screens
  • Fixed PicasaSync
  • Fixed Camera “O” gesture activating lockscreen instead of triggering camera
  • Fixed wallpapers not applying in full screen, taking the wrong size when cropping, etc.

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