It’s A Very Very Big Announcement From Google An Hour Ago.., They Officially Released The Android 4.4 KitKat Along With The First Smartphone To Run Android 4.4 KitKat Out Of The Box, The LG Nexus 5…
Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy Nexus Users Will Not Receive The Android 4.4 Kitkat Update… Based On The Information I Gathered, The Galaxy Nexus Fell Out The 18 Month Update Window That Is Followed By Google And Other Manufacturers To Upgrade Their Device…
Well, As For The Good News.., Android Smartphones With 512MB Of RAM Might Receive Android 4.4 Updates…
Google’s Target For Android 4.4 Is To Get 1 Billion Users…
Android 4.4 KitKat Features:
1. Refreshed interface with translucent status and navigation bars on home screen and white status bar icons/text, ability for apps to trigger the translucent appearance.
2. Optimizations for performance on devices with lower specifications, Low RAM device API.
3. Printing framework.
4. NFC Host Card Emulation for emulating smart cards.
5. WebViews based off Chromium (feature parity with Chrome 30)
6. Expanded functionality for Notification listener services.
7. Public API for developing and managing text messaging clients, ability to specify a default SMS app.
8. New framework for UI transitions
Storage access framework for retrieving content and documents from other sources.
9. Sensor batching, Step Detector and Counter APIs.
10. “Immersive” full screen mode, software buttons and status bar accessed with an edge swipe gesture.
11. Audio tunneling, audio monitoring, loudness enhancer.
12. Built-in screen recording.
13. Native infrared blaster API.
14. Expanded accessibility APIs, system-level closed captioning settings.