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Android KitKat 4.4 Release Date and Features

Oct. 22, 2013 10:03 am / Posted by Andrew Coffe to News
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Google is fond of puzzles, and likes to arouse fans' interest and attentions with clues about its products, like the rumors about Android KitKat 4.4. We have known that Google usually prefers to send invitations before launching new products. But since the invitations about Android 4.4 haven't arrived yet, all the expected Android 4.4 release date and features are just rumors. We would like to sum up the hottest ones to keep you update with this new smartphone operating system. If there is any other new info about this version, we will update you accordingly.

Android KitKat 4.4 Release Date

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The latest rumor about Android KitKat 4.4 release date hits October 28th, 2013. It is reported that the tech enthusiasts who are keeping a close tab on Nexus 5 rumors said that the Nexus 5 would be released with few weeks and when this smartphone arrives it will be unveiled that the handset is running on Android 4.4 KitKat. And it looks like Oct.28 is winning the day.

Twitter also revealed that October 28, 2013 is the "This Is It" day for Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus launch date.

PS: As soon as the Android 4.4 comes out, you can use Android Data Recovery (which will also be updated to support the new Android 4.4) to help recover mistakenly deleted or lost data on your Android smartphone, including the new Nexus 5.

Android 4.4 KitKat Features

As the clock continues to tick away the hours until Android 4.4 KitKat is finally revealed, we pulled together all the major features (together with specs) we could find to keep you up to date with what we know so far.

1. Display Screen

Android KitKat has been designed to support latest display screen technologies and allow Nexus 5 to operate a narrow-bezel screen. According to the KitKat Web site, "Edge to edge display - provides maximum user enjoyment for both work and play".

2. User Interface

Nexus will run its Vanilla UI version with Android 4.4 user interface. Some apps like Downloads, new moving Mosaic wallpaper, balancing font on the alarm, clock and stopwatch and white theme are on the notifications bar icons.

3. New Applications

Google promised to make several apps from their services to be native on Android 4.4 KitKat and we will see them for the first time on Nexus 5. Drive, Keep, QuickOffice and full integration of both SMS and MMS using Hangouts are now native on Android 4.4.

4. Camera and Photos

Android 4.4 KitKat on Nexus 5 has the new camera experience with all the adjustments. Google + keeps to feature photo editing and manipulation, straightening, mirroring and color balance. The camera UI new gets quicker access to flash settings, timers and image size. Images now can be saved in PDF format.

5. Longer Battery Life

Devices running Android 4.4 will have a longer battery life because this new version will feature better multi-core support on processor, better network coverage and lightweight memory requirements.

6. More Wireless Options

Leaked images showed that Nexus 5 supports Cloud Print to allow wireless printing of emails, images, documents and more, besides the standard Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy.

Other may features of Android 4.4 including display resolution, 4G LTE and network, coverage, better processor, RAM and multi-tasking could also be interesting to you. Let's wait and see this new Android version coming soon.

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