Nexus 5 Android 4.4 log file reveals OIS, USB OTG support, and updated stock apps


Last week, a log file for Android 4.4 from a Nexus 5 was leaked. It revealed some goodies, but we have a few more thanks to continued sleuthing. It looks like the Nexus 5 is going to get USB OTG support, which is a nice addition. Also, the camera has never been the bright spot on past Nexus devices, but things are hopefully changing because the Nexus 5 will have optical image stabilization (OIS). Most of the flagship phones feature this except for Samsung’s Galaxy series. Lastly, we can expect an upgrade with many stock Android apps. This is normal, but we can tell where the major upgrades are by the version numbers. The following list of stock Android apps show the current version followed by the updated version on the Nexus 5…..

  • Google Sound Search: 1.1.8 – 1.1.11
  • Email: 4.1 – 6.0
  • Clock: 2,0.3 – 3.0
  • Orologio: 2.0.3 – 3.0.0
  • Currents: 2.1.1 – 2.1.2
  • Cloud Print: 0.6.1b – 0.8.3
  • Google Authenticator: 2.49 – 3.55
  • Play Books: 2.9.21 (varia in base al dispositivo) – 3.0.1
  • Galleria: 1.1.40012 – 1.1.40030
  • Hangouts: 1.2.018 – 1.3.012
  • QuickOffice: 6.1.180 – 6.2.255
  • Play Store: 4.3.11 – 4.4.2
  • Gmail: 4.6 – 4.6.1

As you can see, we will get big bumps with Email, Clock, and Google Authenticator with slight bumps for all others. The Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 Kit Kat are rumored to be unveiled this month so expect invitations to go out very shortly.

source: Android World

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Mobile Phones Fan


    Ooh, does that mean my HTC One will be getting a built-in food court? Yum. ;-)

  • Flaggy

    I wouldn’t get too excited on the OTG capability front. I seem to remember reading similar things in relation to Nexus 7 2nd Gen, Android 4.3, but it’s not a straightforward thing, impossible for some of us, to plug media storage into them to make up for the absence of SD card slot. Probably the most useful OTG function that Nexus product users want and need.

    I don’t see the word “host” anywhere in the above. Which seems to imply that this doesn’t either.