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Google Android 4.4 KitKat

Google Android 4.4 KitKat
alaScore 94

3 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Google Android 4.4 KitKat

 

Google's Android 4.4, or "KitKat," is the latest version of the Android OS and is faster and more responsive than ever, but it lacks direction, defining features, and broad base of users.

Minimalist. Faster, more responsive. Major under-the-hood improvements. Powerful Google Now features. Always listening for "OK Google" command. Search savvy calling app. Easy homescreen management

Few tent-pole features to get excited about. No overarching design philosophy. Not available for the vast majority of Android devices

Google Android 4.4 builds on the success of Jelly Bean with KitKat, a powerful mobile operating system that makes up for its lack of candy coating with a solid framework. You can look forward to always listening Google Now, a new dialer that brings the...

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Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

 

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements...

Clean, bright, and modern design ; Intelligent phone dialer ; Really fast

SMS integration in Hangouts is awkward ; Top features only available on Nexus 5 ; Camera app is overly simplistic

From Hangouts to Now, Android is more Google than ever

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