Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Google mobile OS

Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Google mobile OS

Android 4.4 KitKat Launch

Android 4.4 KitKat Review

Google’s newest version of its mobile operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, doesn’t deliver a huge list of transformative design and feature changes, like what we saw when Ice Cream Sandwich was introduced.

Android 4.4 KitKat

Everyone was expecting Key Lime Pie to serve as the delicious moniker for the next version of Android. Google surprised us all by bucking tradition and releasing Android 4.4 under the name KitKat.

Version 4.0 started life as Ice Cream Sandwich, but the last three decimal additions came under the Jelly Bean banner. This new version was obviously deemed different enough to snag a new nickname, but not different enough to merit a jump to version 5.0. With version 5 now emerging as Android Lollipop, which is set to launch imminently.

Video About Android 4.4 KitKat

That 0.1 bump hardly does it justice though. Don’t be fooled: this is an important step up for Android. KitKat is super-smooth, the UI is refined and elegant, there are improvements to the long-neglected calling and messaging side of the platform, a new focus on productivity, and your fortune-telling digital assistant is brought front and centre as Google Now reaches maturity.

General surprise in the tech world wasn’t just based on the erroneous supposition that Key Lime Pie had to be next; there were also some raised eyebrows at the idea of Google entering into a tawdry cross-licensing deal with Nestle which would see a flood of Android-shaped KitKats hitting the shops offering buyers the chance to win Nexus 7 tablets or Google Play credit.

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