Things You Should Know About Android Kitkat 4.4

So the latest android version is finally here. While most of the 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 the version name of android 4.4 instead of 5.0. In this article, you will find about some of the most common questions that came to our mind. So let’s get started.

When KitKat is going to realized officially?

KitKat has been released few days before but as it turns 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 (realized in few countries only) users have access the official KitKat while others will have to wait for the update which will be coming a few weeks. However curious mind can try some custom ROM developed by xda developer.

What’s new on Android KitKat 4.4 features?

I didn’t find major changes than the previous version. But some of the cool features include Ok google where you won’t have to press any button. Just say ok google when the device is unlocked 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 have 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 The black horizontal strip for notification has been replaced by transparent background.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 what’s 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 its 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 to follow by the other devices.

Why the name KitKat?

Every android version is named after a sweet dessert like a 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 was no official promotional link between them and Cadbury the chocolate company is giving way Google Nexus 7 tablets for free as a promotional offer.

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