Showing posts with label Android 4.4. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android 4.4. Show all posts

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Updated Android 4.4 for Nexus 4, 7 and 10

Update Android 4.4
Google has published a revised version of the update to Android 4.4 alias Kitkat. Only the build number has changed but the version number remained the same. The update is now also go wireless distributed for the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 with modem.

The update to Android 4.4 alias Kitkat is now available for the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 distributed with UMTS modem. A week ago, the distribution of Kitkat update for the Nexus 7 launched without a modem and the Nexus 10 These models also receive the revised update. A week ago, the build number KRT16O was distributed, then there is the build number KRT16S.

According to Google, few of the unspecified bugs were fixed but no further details. The update will be distributed wirelessly. Because the update is not everywhere at the same time on the devices, it may take a few days until all devices receive the update.

Google has also provided the updated Factory Images for Nexus models already available for download. Google's Smartphone Nexus One, Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus will not update to Android 4.4 alias Kitkat. Technical reasons were not disclosed.

 Many buyers have deliberately opted for Nexus devices because they assumed that they receive in the future early upgrades to new versions of Android. For the Galaxy Nexus there are already alternative Android distributions, bringing the Android 4.4 on the Smartphone. Android 4.4 brings a number of improvements with which the Smartphone or tablet to make use more comfortable than before the user.

The phone app also scans the numbers of nearby shops or the directories of Google Apps accounts. In addition, the app's contact list, sorted by frequency of contact - important people are easier and faster to find. On Android 4.4; now disappear when watching movies or books, the navigation buttons at the bottom completely.

Previously they were just hidden, but still have taken place and were visible as black bars with three points. In addition, the voice search was expanded, with the voice command “Ok Google" it is now ready for system-wide.

 The design of the e -mail client of Android, Google has adapted to the Gmail app, so that they look very similar now. In the E -mail client messages can now be deleted with a wiping gesture, which is also possible directly from the notification bar.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Android 4.4 KitKat rumors

Android 4.4 Kitkat
Instead of " Key Lime Pie " which is the new version of the Google operating system "Android KitKat " in place. KitKat in the first place users set a default app for text messaging, it has Google back in his blog for Android developers. For example, in browsers, the SMS app was not previously available. But since many developers have programmed their own APIs for applications to receive text messages, Key Lime Pie that Google is presenting at the developer conference I / O in May 2013, was long considered safe.

To see at the end there was indeed a lot of software, but no update of the operating system. Now it is known that the new version of Android 4.4 and is called KitKat. Many Android users are using outdated versions go. Gingerbread (2.3) in March 2013 still had a share of nearly 40 percent. Jelly Bean came only to 25 percent. With a big version jump Google could increase the distance to the latest version again. Even Smartphone maker criticize the update policy.

Google released the current date Android version 4.3 in July 2013. The software was initially only available for the Nexus Smartphone 4 and the Nexus Tablet Nexus 7 and 10th this version of the mobile operating system is no galaxies from its predecessor Android 4.2 removed. Android fans are now waiting for the next big step that Google makes with the little green robot.