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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:48 AM

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With the launch of Nexus 5, Google has revealed the new features of Android 4.4 'KitKat'. Android 4.4 is designed to run fast, smooth, and responsively on a much broader range of devices than ever before including on millions of entry-level devices around the world that have as little as 512MB RAM.
 
KitKat streamlines every major component to reduce memory use and introduces new APIs and tools to help you create innovative, responsive, memory-efficient applications.
 
Some of the new features:
  • New translucent system UI (Screenshot)
  • Enhanced notification access
  • Screen recording as an MP4 file
  • New NFC capabilities through Host Card Emulation
  • Print any type of content over Wi-Fi or cloud-hosted (Screenshot)
  • Browse images and other files across all of their your preferred cloud storage providers. (Screenshot)
  • Low-power sensors
  • Step Detector and Step Counter (Screenshot)
  • Full-screen Immersive mode (Screenshot)
  • Hangout supports SMS and MMS (Screenshot)
  • Smart phone app (Screenshot)
  • Chromium WebView support for HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Screen recording
  • Loudness enhancer for spoken content (Screenshot)
  • System-wide settings for closed captioning (Screenshot)
  • Memory status and profiling (Screenshot)

Android 4.4 features page

Features for developers

 

Impressed with the features? Now check this beautiful video of Nexus 5 :)

 



#2 Jatin

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:39 AM

Awesome! Can't wait to get my hand on it.



#3 P.McGinley

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:21 PM

Nice improvements! :D



#4 yanike

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:38 AM

D@MN!!!!! OK! D@MN!!!! GET THIS ON RECORD!

 

I actually…. OMG… I'm about to say this.. I actually think Android 4.4 KitKat is more exciting than iOS.

 

There.. I said it with the lovely taste of chocolate KitKat in my mouth __that's what she said joke here__.



#5 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:27 PM

It's great to see you can add your Box account to Android. (Y)

#6 Chrominator

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:32 PM

Screen Recording is so freaking awesome that you mentioned it two times in your features list. :P



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