Sunday, November 24, 2013

Android 4.4 KitKat

Another sweet break from Android

     Android 4.4 is the newest version of Android codenamed KitKat. Another delicious version of the Android OS.  We all thought it was going to be Android KeyLimePie ,but Android decided to push that to a later point in time.  Android 4.4 KitKat brings many new updates to smoothen and sweeten your Android experience.  Google decided to make their own launcher called the Google Experience Launcher.  With  a major update to Google Now. With the Google Experience Launcher you can now say "Ok Google" and start telling Google what to do. From hands free texting to finding the nearest movie theater/gas station near you.  Even finding the height of any famous person.  You can even find the height of Barack Obama, Michael Obama , and Bob Marley!  Even George W Bush too (o_o).  You can have some fun with Google now.  
     My favorite feature is the new Google Experience Launcher and being able to hands free text mainly.  While your driving make sure you have the screen on option and your phone in a car dock.  Quickly say "Ok Google" to find a location, play a song, or text.  Sadly you cant use icon themes for the Google Experience Launcher. So I personally use Nova Launcher, until this feature gets added.
     Android 4.4 KitKat was first released on the Google Nexus 5, then updates started rolling out on the Nexus devices, now the Moto X.  
     Developers have already been releasing 4.4 KitKat ROMS (3rd party OS's) for other devices unofficially.  While Cyanogenmod is working on CM 10.2 and Cyanogenmod 11 with 4.4 kitkat very slowly.

Find out all of the features on Android 4.4 KitKat here: http://www.android.com/versions/kit-kat-4-4/

Cyanogenmod website here