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Android 4.4 KitKat update: release date, features and rumors

0. phoneArena 31 Oct 2013, 02:31 posted on

You may not know this, but Android 4.4 KitKat has been on our radar for a looong time. Of course, back then we referred to it as Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and we were initially audience to what turned out to be some wildly inaccurate speculation, claiming that it'll hit the industry as early as February/March...

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posted on 23 Sep 2013, 13:49

36. zachattack (Posts: 533; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


look at all those innovative changes.. see what i did there?

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 16:00 2

45. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


You don't just reply "see what I did there". Phail.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 16:06

46. zachattack (Posts: 533; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Obviously don't see what i did there

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 18:26

49. AfterShock (Posts: 2106; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


So kk will run on lower spec devices, but will OEM allow it through to them?
I'm thinking it won't see any phone older then a year.

Alternatively I guess it's more for new phones more so then the old timers.

I kind of hope I'm wrong about that but I look forward to it on the N5.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 00:44

53. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


i'll make my own kitkat... with blackjack and hookers... in fact, forget the kitkat

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 14:11

55. bwhiting (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


I wouldn't mind being able to run the kitKat on a Droid Razr 16Gb if possible, at least I can keep my same device and just have the issue fixed for the constant rebooting based on the device having the current OS on it

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 19:00

56. corleyman (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


I've decided to wait 3 wks til Oct 14th when I'm *hoping* the N5 will be available. Can't wait to get the N5 on my unlimited everything plan! (only $29) Check it out: GetServiceFree.com

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 15:42

57. ytrdt6789 (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


i cant wait because im getting the note2 and its getting the update

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 17:32

58. xXxThekinGxXx (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)


can we have it on the note 3 or no ?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:04

79. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


of course not... touchwiz baby

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 08:34

61. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Awesome.. can't wait for a LS version! :D

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 09:24

63. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6131; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Can next week get here soon enough

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 22:18

69. Android4Ever (Posts: 86; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


I'm not expecting the. 4.3 update to my T-Mobile S4 until about spring 2014...But by then ill be looking to grab the new galaxy flagship. (S5, SF, SJ ect...) so it won't really matter...

posted on 13 Oct 2013, 12:16

70. poping (unregistered)


pls add the option to hide the notification bar...
swipe down the top of the screen to unhide...
this option will make the desktop fullscreen...

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 03:31 1

73. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Sold my nexus 4, have cash on hand. Seriously google release it already now, I don't have a smartphone right now :(

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 04:07

74. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


i did the same last year, while i was waiting for galaxy note 2 release... imma wait for nexus 5 this year and then sell note 2 :D i learned from my mistake :P

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 05:39

76. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


why was that a mistake? :(

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:06 1

80. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


because i was without phone for a long time, which i hated, couldn't communicate with anybody.... i felt kinda lost in this world :D

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:44

81. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


hmm, feeling the same way right now :P

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:06

84. Xianead (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Just wondering.. Can they get a clearance for them to let us use the built-in LTE chip officially through the Kit Kat update? Just wondering...

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:50

85. vijay24 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


kitkat android 4.4 full review and features @ fixxet

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:59

86. ian_mizan (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Dammit Sammy is too fast tht I dont hv time to enjoy my jb4.3. But I guess I can take it n enjoy the new bloody kit Kat ;))

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:04

89. Akr47 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


Well I guess, Dialer designed app isn't true. Check out this Video @ 1: 25, you can see the same king of design. Well, if i'm wrong... Sorry

Please Include youtube.com before the Link
/watch?v=qNIeFq0myYg

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 00:00

92. s3wizzard (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


This guy has android 4.4 on his s3 .... See it for yourself just search for s3 4.4 KitKat on YouTube I think his name is trpratt1

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 18:15

93. iLoveAndroid (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Hm? Do it like this: http ://myandroidanme.blogspot.d e/2014/02/android-44-kitkat-roms-and-flash.html

You will have to kill the spaces after http and :// and between blogspot.d e in the above URL. Can't post normal urls.

Flash problem gone...

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