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The most exciting features of Android 4.4 KitKat version

Recently, Google launched the new OS version for Android, 4.4 KitKat.

The Android 4.4 KitKat comes with several enhancements over its predecessor, 4.2 Jelly Bean. The KitKat version flaunts an improved user interface which makes using the device a breeze. The transition effects in this version are truly exceptional. Some other features are explained.

Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat

Today, it has become a norm for various operating system developers to launch updates and upgrades to the existing OS versions which run a host of smartphones. Among all the OS developers, Google is undoubtedly the leading OS developer of Android, an OS that is found in majority of the smartphones. Recently, Google launched the periodic key update to its OS, Android 4.4 KitKat. The KitKat is quite unique in different ways. Firstly, KitKat shares the name with the KitKat chocolate brand owned by Nestle and popular worldwide.

However, KitKat 4.4 also packs in a lot of exciting features that make it unique and interesting as compared to its predecessor, Android Jelly Bean 4.2. The Android KitKat not just comes with innovative features that smartphone buyers and users have longed for, this new operating system upgrade from Google is also optimized for mid-range phones, especially budget phones and even tablets.

The most striking feature of the 4.4 Android KitKat is the refurbished user interface. This new OS version features a perceptive user interface with exceptional transition effects that you can see on opening the app launcher. Additionally, the display of the device that you use will operate on full-screen modern when you browse web pages or read a book. Thus, this new OS version allows you to take complete advantage of big screen tablets. Default keyboard of the Android OS has also been revamped to cater to the requirements of users who are relying on internet messaging more than ever before.

The 4.4 KitKat also comes with an improved Dialer app. The standard dialer screen on the OS uses contextual information drawn from the call history to organize the caller list. What this means is that the app would be displaying contacts that you either frequently call or most likely to dial during a given time during the day. KitKat has also integrated the search services of Google to help the user search nearby contact numbers and addresses.

Android 4.4 Kitkat also comes with embedded Chrome. There are many apps using embedded browser for displaying the content. With the launch of Android 4.4, the search giant has officially moved to Chrome browser for providing HTML-5 enabled embedded browsing experience. This one of its kind service is labeled as WebView and it supports JavaScript and CSS3 as well.

Android 4.4 Kitkat also comes with enhanced cloud integration. Recently, Google is merging some of its services with the much popular Cloud service, Google Drive. With the launch of the new version, it becomes easy to identify those printers which are connected to HP’s ePrint and Google Cloud Print technologies. The KitKat also has a new interface to manage cloud printers and effortlessly handle printing properties.

The 4.4 KitKat also features enhanced Hangouts. In the past few months, Google Hangouts has massively transformed and is now all-in-one messaging app from Google. The Android 4.4 KitKat also supports MMS and SMS integration. Users can also use Hangouts as the default messaging app for no matter which device they are using.


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