Google and Nestlé arrangement with Android 4.4 KitKat brings out the "Chocolate of Hope" among old Android devices. The upcoming major Android version will be made available to all devices and owners should know the ultimate benefits granted by the 4.4 KitKat OS.
Android 4.4 KitKat: Chocolate of Hope
Due to fragmentation of the Android OS, many owners are still locked on older versions of the OS - 2.2 Froyo, 2.3 Gingerbread, 3.0 Honeycomb then 2.1 and older as worst. But Google is going to release Android 4.4 KitKat in hope to solve the issue so that majority of phones and tablets can get the latest features and gain access to more stuff in the Play Store.
Completely Revamped UI and Better Looking than Ever
Apple's iOS 7 features a completely renewed UI which marks "simplicity" and so Google will also do the same with Android. When Android 4.0 and 4.1 was released, the open-source mobile operating system became beautiful compared to the bland UI of 2.3 version.
Android 4.4 KitKat pure Vanilla UI will have a revised colour scheme of Palette Colour theme instead of the standard blue. In addition, the new version includes new notifications, improved UI and smoother performance and response. However, branded devices will rather get different UI since HTC, LG, Samsung and Sony have their own interface and launcher.
More Hardware Supported
Many Android devices go obsolete in a matter of months due to the different OS version running it. Android 4.4 KitKat is going to support more hardware to keep devices intact and last longer before requiring another major update.
One notable hardware requirement would be the RAM and it is possible that Android 4.4 KitKat may only need 512 MB of RAM to run which becomes the minimum for low-budget and mid-range devices. Since Google hasn't released the firmware yet, it is unknown of what would be the minimum RAM and lowest possible processor supported by the new OS.
Moreover, latest processors with multi-cores are supported better than before which will boost performance, task execution and improve battery life. Generally, Android 4.4 KitKat will deliver positive effect on the majority of its devices.
Exclusive Android cloud system
Android OS has no exclusive cloud system and owners are forced to use applications such as Google Drive to store data online. Even with the dozens of third-party clouding system available, Android must have its own similar cloud-based system just like in iOS.
According to the KitKat new Web site, Android 4.4 will support an exclusive cloud-based system for Android devices to store data or sync information online. However, Google remains quite about the exact details and how it will work on all Android gadgets.
Bigger Global Network Coverage
One of the most wanted improvements in a smartphone is the network coverage especially for LTE. Android 4.4 KitKat is going to empower a wider range of global network coverage among devices running the OS.
More network carriers with different network modes are expected to be compatible with Android 4.4 and adjusting network coverage in several territories won't become troublesome unlike before.
Increased Battery Life
Since Android 4.4 KitKat will have better CPU core management and lightweight on the RAM, the battery consumption of the hardware and applications are expected to be significantly reduced.
The battery life of an Android 4.4 running device gains extended standby mode, halts syncing of applications in the background on idle mode and maybe new performance profiles such as reading or night mode. Battery enhancements may still vary depending on the device and features installed by manufacturers.
Screen Orientation Smoothen Out
Finally, the screen orientation will get better response and smoother transition, removing the jerkiness part. This change is considered minor but iOS and Windows Phone OS have better screen orientation transition than Android which Google must work on.
Screen orientation should be intuitive, fast, smooth and slick without any jerking or display distortion.
Better Security and Fewer Bugs
Android is open and so malware and hacking are common to happen but Google will be firm on improving security on your device. Another major system improvement would be bug fixes which are commonly found in wireless connection, camera, touchscreen, signal, multimedia and others.
Exclusive KitKat Apps
Like with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which brought Photo Sphere, expect exclusive applications from Android 4.4 and other features inspired by Nestlé. Android 4.4 KitKat will surely have a new collection of wallpapers, better theme options, chocolaty live wallpapers with KitKat and other mouth-watering add-ons.
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