Things you should know about android kitkat 4.4


Android_KitKatSo the latest android version is finally here. While most of people were speculating the next android updated after 4.1 Jellybeans to be KeyLime pie but surprisingly it wasn’t. Rather Google decided to go with the name of  famous Cadbury chocolate kitkat with version name of android 4.4 instead of 5.0. In this article you will find about some of the most common question that came to our mind. So let’s get started.

When Kitkat is going to realised officially ?

Kitkat has been released few days before but as it turn out only nexus 5 are coming out as kitkat Os for now. While Google has announced the update will be coming soon for other devices in the coming weeks. So for only nexus 5 (realised in few countries only) users has access the official kitkat while others will have to wait for the update which will coming few weeks. However curious mind can try the some custom rom developed by xda developer .

Whats new on android kitkat 4.4 features?

I didn’t find major changes then the previous version. But some of the cool feature include Ok google where you won’t have to press any button. Just say ok google when the device is unlock follow by your search queries and Google will search it for you , more like what we saw in Google glasses.

Some tweaks to the notification tray has been added. The black horizontal strip for notification has been replaced by transparent background. Some are saying that recording the screen has also been added which I think is great.

Watch this video by Android developer on whats new on Android 4.4 Kitkat


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When our devices will getting this update?

Google is known for preferring android update first to it’s devices than others.So it’s expected that Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Google Play Editions Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One would be the first one to get the update follow by the others devices.

Why the name kitkat?

Every android version are named after a sweet dessert like cupcake, eclair gingerbread etc. And as Google says” As everyone finds chocolate so tempting, we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favorite chocolate treats, the KitKat”. Although Google has confirmed that there has no official promotional link between them and Cadbury the chocolate company is giving way Google nexus 7 tablet for free as a promotional offer.

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