Android 4.4 KitKat Official, Aims To Reach 1 Billion Users

By 01:01 Sun, 18 Jul 2021 Comments

Android 4.4 KitKat has been officially announced and as usual, the latest version of the Android Operating System (OS) debuts alongside the a recent Nexus, the Nexus 5. So, what's new? Well, the 4.4 KitKat aims to reach the next 1 billion users and it will scale automatically to fit on the devices with as small as 512 Mega Bytes (MB) of RAM.

The design of the Operating System (OS) has been polished and it looks better than ever. Android 4.4 brings a recent phone app, which now helps you search across your contacts, nearby places or even through any other Google app accounts, correct from your dialler app.

Google's recent Hangout app comes out of the box on Android 4.4. It puts all your SMS and MMS under one roof along with other conversations and video calls so that you don't miss messages regardless of how they are sent.

The lock classy screen now has a capturing camera shortslit and there is an option to rearrange the home screens to match your requirements. All devices without hardware keys now acquire extra room as the navigation interface disappears as soon as an app is launched.

As one can expect, the newest Android version brings a whole lot of recent features for Google's search platform. You can now activate search with keywords and the speech recognition engine is about 25 percent more accurate than before, according to Google.

You can utilize the hotwords to launch voice search with the Google Now, sdiscontinue a text, acquire directions or even play a song. The upcoming version of the Google Now will bring recent card types that haged you updated with contextual topics of interest to you.

Android 4.4's recent framework allows you to AirPrint (a feature similar to wireless printing), which is however limited to Hewlett Packard (HP) printers only for now. The Operating System (OS) now supports third-party cloud storage in the Gallery app

Google aims to create Android accessible to everyone, even people with low-discontinue hardware. In the past, due to the memory constraints, some lower-discontinue smartphones couldn't acquire a taste of the newer Android versions, but with KitKat that's about to change. Android 4.4 KitKat removes unnecessary background services and reduces the memory consumption to a large extent, which now allows the Operating System (OS) to run smoothly even on devices with 512Mega Bytes (MB) RAM. Ironically, the Galaxy Nexus with 1GB Random-Access Memory (RAM) will not acquire KitKat.

Google has also managed to enhance the battery performance through its sensor batching, which reduces the data requests. Lastly, Android 4.4 comes with under the hood tweaks and changes to enhance the overall performance of the OS.

Android 4.4 KitKat will be powering the newly launched Google Nexus 5 out of the box, while the roll out for the other Nexus devices will start in the coming days.

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