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Android 4.4 KitKat to run "comfortably" on 512MB RAM devices, here's how

0. phoneArena 06 Nov 2013, 06:56 posted on

The mere mention of Android 4.4 KitKat is getting dangerously close to inflicting a sense of deja vu, as day after day the new Google OS has been making headlines and going through the press like little else...

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posted on 12 Nov 2013, 18:56

53. 4.1.2 (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


It won't work. It will be worse then gingerbread....

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 12:07

56. Tushar111 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Android 4.4 has a lot of issues..go find on the internet..

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 08:04 3

19. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I can't wait for Sony's KitKat!

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:08 1

41. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


After Rockstar, I have given up interest in Sony. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 08:16 1

21. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


This ends all.
Android for everyone, windows for professionals and enterprise.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 08:19 2

22. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Well I'll never buy anything with only a half gig of ram(excepting chromecast) so I guess I'll never know how it performs on low end devices

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 08:37 2

24. ballaonnabudget (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 May 2013)


This is all great in theory. We'll see what happens when Sense 6.0 and Touchwiz get a hold of it on a 512 device.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 08:51

27. nav609 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


samsung galaxy grand duos user will get kitkat?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:07

32. wky1998 (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


If you can do that, I think more than 75% will receive android kkit kat

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:09 1

33. theizzz (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


I'd like to see KitKat run on a DX or something or that nature

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:17 1

35. xfire99 (Posts: 872; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Most important: Will all low end devices with 512MB RAM get 4.4 updates?
All OEMs have theirs own launcher implented, so it doesnt matter if 4.4 can run on devices with 512MB RAM, if OEMs launcher with bloatsware wont run smooth on 512MB devices and then its up to devs to port 4.4 to all 512MB RAM devices. But that need ROOT and not all can or willing to root, coz of might be warranty issues.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:27 2

44. saiki4116 (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


but most of the Indian Manufacturers or Manufacturers which rebrand devices made in china will almost run near stock Android.This is where googe are targetting not the Big Companies like Samsung,LG who have resources to create and load their BS bloated UI.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:52

37. Sadman_Hossain (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


Everything is fine but the OEM's won't update their devices because inorder to update the old devices from 2011 they will need to customize their version of the home launcher for each and every phone currently on gingerbread/ics. They aren't going to go through those hassle. If only Google made it compulsory or something.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:01

38. ktownsend3240 (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Why have I read that kitkat will be available to all devices but looked up Motorola plans which say some devices are staying on their current software of gingerbread or ICS. Like a Droid X or Bionic won't get kitkat, can someone explain why?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:15

42. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


I think the answer is that Motorola is focusing first on their most recent models, which is fair. People who upgraded to their newer phones should be the first to receive the update. When I looked up their update thread, I saw that there were plans for future updates. They didn't say that KitKat was ruled out.

It's probably a lot easier to update the DROID's and the Moto X first since they have the same architecture. And since KitKat was being developed at the same time as these phones, that could have something to do with it.

I know that Moto is doing some bug-fix updates on a lot of their older devices. So it means that those phones are not forgotten in the graveyard. Just that it may be some time before KitKat comes to them.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:33

39. nav609 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


guys will samsung galaxy grand duos get kitkat? any body can reply plz?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:26

46. bigwavesurfer4 (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)


HTC just tweeted me and told me that the HTC One X on ATnT will not get an update past 4.2.2 ....a flagship phone for AT&T which hasn't been updated in months. This is without a doubt frustrating that it won't even be updated to 4.3...especially since the international version has even received updates to the newest version of Sense! ...Sad day for One X owners...

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 19:14

50. 4.1.2 (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


Who ever thought that releasing gingerbread was a good needs to be shot...

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 00:54

51. andynaija (Posts: 919; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Okay I'm pretty sure that without Gingerbread, Kit-Kat wouldn't exist today... -_-

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 16:04

54. Hajdzik (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


That's pointless. The newest phones which are going to be released will probably have at least 1gb ram. So what of it that KitKat work smooth on 512 ram devices if the older phones (with 512mb) like, Xperia Neo V or even Huawei Y300 (6-year-old device) won't get KitKat update?

posted on 08 Jun 2016, 18:45

57. red_fox (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Jan 2016)


Dont install application like Clean Master ! They stay resident in memory and eat the free RAM . Uninstall them . Instead , hold on the Home button and press "Close all "

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