November 1, 2013

Google announces Android 4.4 KitKat


Google timed it for Halloween! They have at least two treats for all of us. One is what you see above, yup! Android 4.4 KitKat is now officially official. It has been but today we now know what the latest version of Android has to offer. If Android Jelly Bean is about a smooth platform, Android KitKat is all about memory optimization. That means that KitKat is expected and is built to run on a hardware with just 512MB of RAM. But it is not just that. We all know what Googlers can give us right? They stuffed Android KitKat with as much features as they can like Wallpapers are now in fullscreen which means that your wallpapers will extend through the notification bar and system buttons and whatnot.




Whenever the name of a version of Android changes to the next letter it only means one thing, that something, a hardware, is coming. With Android 4.4 KitKat that is still the case. I will be posting about Google's newest addition to their Nexus devices which, apparently, will come with KitKat. The things that Google has incorporated into the 4.4 KitKat might not always be there in Android smartphones made by other OEMs like Samsung's, HTC's, and LG's since they all put something on top of Android to give their userbase a different feel on Android. But the core features, upgrades, and whatnots of 4.4 KitKat is intact.

Anyway, some of the new things coming to this version of Android are:
  • Google Now - Just Say 'Ok Google'
  • Google Play Music - Fullscreen album arts
  • Google Play Books - Immersive Mode
  • Faster Multi-tasking - Improved memory management and touch response
  • Smarter Caller ID - If a number is not on your contacts Google will automatically look for matches
  • Hangouts - SMS
  • Google Keyboard - Emojis
  • QuickOffice - A Google Drive companion (allows views and edits of documents)
  • And more...
For more information about all the features of Android 4.4 KitKat, head over here.







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