Nexus 4 Burning Up and Smashing its Battery After Android 4.4 KitKat Update

By Gary Cutlack on at

The KitKat release for Google and LG's older Nexus 4 phone is now live, with users able to upgrade to the very newest Android release right now. But it's not going down well with some, who claim the phone's now going berserk, draining its battery in an hour and becoming seriously hot to the touch.

Suggestions of fixes range from switching off the GPS radio, which may be in a constant search loop, to disabling Exchange push email notifications, with various users reporting different levels of success from fiddling with things and performing full resets of the phone. Have you got one? Is it suffering from hot flushes and feeling tired all the time? [3G]