Google Launches Android 4.4 – KitKat For Budget Devices

Nov 01, 13 Google Launches Android 4.4 – KitKat For Budget Devices

Google has launched Android 4.4 Operating System called the KitKat aimed at budget devices in the market. The OS name can be linked to a leading candy brand name unlike the previous choices over desserts.

According to Google, the new Android 4.4 is optimized for low-cost devices that “couldn’t benefit from more recent Android releases due to memory (RAM) constraints”.

The new version cut shorts on many unnecessary background services that do not work well on low-end models. This move is not only on Android platform, but also for Google services like Chrome and YouTube.

Smartphones launched in 2014 with 512MB RAM or less will get benefited running Android4.4 as to the updates are likely to operate more smoothly.

The top features coming along with Android 4.4 – KitKat are;

Ok Google:

Just say, “Ok Google” to activate the phone without touching it. Do a voice search send a text, get driving directions or play a song – all done by voice command.

Full-screen album art:

On Android KitKat album art will display in a full-screen format on the lock screen while listening to music or streaming via Chromecast.

Immerse mode:

This feature allows to enjoy a full screen experience by hiding all controls while reading a book, watching a movie or playing a game. Swipe edges to bring back the status bar and navigation button.

Priority contacts:

The new feature prioritizes contacts based on the people users talk to the most.

Extended search:

Simply search for nearby places and businesses or people through the Google Apps domain.

Caller ID:

The new feature finds numbers not listed in the user’s contacts by matching against businesses with a local listing on Google Maps.

SMS, MMS integrated into Hangouts:

The new Hangouts app shows SMS and MMS messages at ease.

Emoji on Google Keyboard:

Android KitKat ropes-in  Emoji characters to the default Android keyboard.


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