Google has recently unveiled two updates: the Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5. The latest KitKat showed improved listening assistant and other innovative features. With the release of the Nexus 5, the market is now excited for the release of the Nexus 10. The latest releases from Google may give hints as to what the market can expect from the Nexus 10 2.
The Internet giant promises better performance, additional and innovative features with the Android 4.4 KitKat. These features may soon roll out with Nexus 10 2 once Google unleashes the product. Here is a sneak preview of what people may expect from the second generation Nexus 10 slate.
Google has already introduced its smart search function and assistant previously. This time the company made sure Google Now is more prominent and functional. Android 4.4 KitKat has incorporated a listening feature allowing the smart device to respond accordingly. Users should begin their instructions with the phrase: "OK Google."
Users do not have to launch a different app. They can do their searches directly from the homescreen. They also do not need to tap any buttons. They only need to utter the phrase: "Ok Google." The listening feature initially made appearance through Google Glass. It worked similarly.
Full Screen Immersion
Google continues to explore different platform experiences with Android 4.4 KitKat. Google decided to integrate a more e-book like experience. The Android 4.4 KitKat is more "immersive" in nature. The newest Android update changed the way operating systems present its system-level interface elements. This also includes the status bar along with other Android menu buttons.
Rather than bracketing the screen permanently with two black bars, Google made the top notification bar transparent. The menu bar below the screen also disappears every time a user switches to full screen for an app. This allows people to maximize their display depending on the application.
Fewer Chances Of Battery Drain And Low-Power Sensors
Google took a leaf out of Apple's book, particularly its low-power M7 motion co-processor. Android 4.4 KitKat supports low-power sensors via the "hardware sensor batching" method. Android will organize sensory input and process them according to groups. This means the device can process the inputs without using high power. This results in improved battery life, sustaining sensory activities and data logging.
NFC Payments Enhancement
Google also tried working on improving its near-field communication (NFC) for payments. Many Android phones go with an NFC chip built-in. This is the mechanism used presently to pair Bluetooth devices and their accessories.
Now Google has incorporated a new feature helping people use NFC payment applications easier. The feature is referred to as "Host Card Emulation." This facilitates how NFC hardware and applications connect with each other. People will have to wait for official announcement about the Nexus 10 2 for detailed specs.
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