Android 4.4 KitKat Rumors; Everything You Need to Know
Weeks ago we learnt from Google that Android 4.4 will be called KitKat in a deal struck between Nestle which produces Kit Kat chocolate bars and Google. The only difference in the naming was that Kit Kat chocolate bars have a space between Kit and Kat while Android 4.4 is just KitKat.
Apart from that, in the few recent days, rumors have risen regarding the new Android KitKat, some of them already not rumors at all after Google leaks a few things here and there, but all the same, we are going to briefly le you in on what we know about Android 4.4 KitKat.
Android 4.4 KitKat Release Date
This version of Android is set to be released in late October or early November. We expected Android 5.0 version to be released along the same timeline before Google decided to release Android 4.4 and give it the “K” name.
In the past few days, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 2012 and Nexus 10 received Android 4.3 with Samsung recently rolling out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to Samsung Galaxy S4.
Other phones like the HTC One are still on route as HTC promised to begin rolling out Android 4.3 in the next few weeks.
Android 4.4 KitKat Features
Not much has been released or leaked here, basically depending on analysis, we saw that Android 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 came packed in the same name Jelly Bean. However, Google decided to change the name of Android 4.4 to a whole brand new name, KitKat.
Comparing Android 4.2 to Android 4.3, we saw that a few minor upgrades were released including better multi-user customization, support for Bluetooth smart technology and an updated keyboard. Even with these upgrades, both versions were still referred to as Jelly Bean because there was no major upgrade. However, we expect very major software upgrades in the release of Android 4.4 KitKat seemingly because it has a revamped new name.
IT’S GOING TO BE AN OPERATING SYSTEM FOR ALL INCLUDING THE LOW-END DEVICES
Google said in an update about Android 4.4 KitKat; “It’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”
In February 2013, we learnt that Google was working with Linux 3.8 Kernel which is well known for reducing RAM usage on devices. All these show that Android 4.4 is going to be available for mobile phones with as low as 512 MB of RAM.
Android 4.4 KitKat Phones
A leaked video showing Nexus 5 was seen on YouTube. However Google has already taken down the video but settled the rumors. The video showed Android 4.4 KitKat packed in the Nexus 5 phone which has an LG logo. This means that Google decided to stick to LG as their manufacturer for Nexus 5.
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