Android's upcoming version 4.4 KitKat seems to have an odd name after Jelly Bean. It was thought to be Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Google suddenly unveils Android 4.4 with a statue at their HQ. The next-generation OS version may run Nexus 5 and Nexus 11. Are Nexus 5 and Nexus 11 waiting for Android 4.4?
Android 4.4 KitKat Release Date
Back in May 2013, during the Google I/O event, lots of people expected Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie which was somehow introduced via slideshow wherein Android is having a slice of key lime pie. Unfortunately, Google confirmed nothing about Android 5.0 or hardware details of the next-generation Nexus phone.
Rumours have flooded the idea of "Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie coming in October 2013" to represent the Google's Android anniversary. However, the new OS version would be the Android 4.4 KitKat which will feature new things and changes to the Android ecosystem.
Nexus 5 and Nexus 11 Waiting Signal
At first, Nexus 5 was thought to be running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with LG to be its manufacturer. Then Android 4.3 Jelly Bean was out and running on Nexus 7. They year 2013 then pushed among manufacturers to have their devices updated.
Google might be planning a big bang event in October after Apple's grand iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in September 2013. The main topic would probably be Android 4.4 KitKat which will be a demonstration by Nexus 5 and Nexus 11 that are both rumoured to be launched this year.
Nexus 5 rumoured technical specifications:
- Android 4.4 KitKat OS: Always the latest and newest Android version for the Nexus
- 5.0 or 5.2 inches of screen display size
- Brand new user interface
- 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- 3 GB of RAM
- 16/32/64 GB of internal storage: microSD card slot may not be available, natural Nexus trait
- 16 MP primary camera from Nikon
- Manufacturer: Most likely LG
Nexus 11 rumoured technical specifications:
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 11.0 inches of display screen Super PLS TFT
- Samsung Exynos 5410 processor: First Nexus tablet with octa-core CPUs
- 8 MP primary camera and 2MP front-facing shooter
- Possible external SD card storage support up to 64 GB
Android 4.4 KitKat OS Features
Google may include the Android iteration in the upcoming 4.4 KitKat version which may use Linux 3.8 kernel to support lower memory devices. As of now, only mid-range and high-end Android phones/tablets can support 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 Jelly Bean which requires 512 MB of RAM. Devices with a single-core processor such as Nexus S suffer issues with the Android 4.1 version and declared not upgradable to Android 4.2.
Here are some hints of speculated Android 4.4 features coming really soon for Nexus devices:
1. Beautiful and immersive display
2. Multiple sensor support
3. Better CPU core support
4. Intuitive orientation in portrait and landscape
5. Exclusive Cloud system for Android
6. Wider and more stable network coverage
7. Nexus availability and system compatibility enhancements
8. Upcoming Android accessories
9. All-new refined software and UI
10. Matching hardware and unibody design
11. Enhanced multi-touch support and responsiveness
12. Thinner design and lighter weight
13. Thinner bezel on the screen
14. Universal network compatibility across the globe
15. Better battery life
16. Low memory support
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