Android 4.4 KitKat: review of all the new features
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 03, 2013, 5:14 AM
Seemingly at the last minute, the folks at Mountain View went and partnered with an actual confectionery producer, and a giant one like Nestlé at that, to name the latest version of Android after one of their most famous deserts, and that's how Android 4.4 KitKat was born.
Nexus 5 handset. There are a bunch of them, and we know how everyone is impatient to see what they'll be getting for free from El Goog when the 4.4 update hits their phones and tablets, so here's a quick roundup in the slideshow below.We can talk long and winded about the marketing synergies for both companies that will result from grabbing a KitKat bar from the counter, with a little green robot munching on the wrapper, but it's time for the new features of Android 4.4 KitKat Google just announced together with its latest
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Hello Netflix, I shall now start screen capping all of your movies! Thanks 4.4!!!
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 4:00 PM 7
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Android kitkat features: testy chocolate, more creamy, smooth, silky, crunchy, and when you eat, blow your mind.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 4:52 PM 20
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I really want a Android shaped KitKat bar. Too bad it's only limited edition and only comes as a prize. I really love the novelty of the Android KitKat. Since the robot is green they should make a Limited Edition mint flavor Android KitKat for the holidays.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 10:36 PM 7
Wow, you're not very smart, are you? Try reading the entire article before posting such silly comments. It will prevent you from having to wipe the egg off your face.
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 5:03 PM 2
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I actually think it is possible, if you make a backup of the netflix apk today, (read: before they Update) Then you can install the old version of netflix on your nexus 5 and then it will be possible to record netflix...
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 10:12 AM 0
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What about 64bit support?
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 7:50 PM 1
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The Linux kernel used by Android already supports AArch64 (aka ARMv8) but it's just not enabled because there is not need to. Just a few core runtimes will require recompiling but Apps would work as usual since Dalvik core (bytecode) is independent of word length.
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 5:50 AM 4
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Wow. This was a bigger update than I initially expected. This is starting to sway me from getting a Retina iPad mini. Maybe I'll go check out a Nexus 7 in store again in a couple weeks when it gets the 4.4 update...
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 4:09 PM 23
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You were actually considered that $399 ipad mini? Seriously? I laughed so hard when I first heard that price. Good for you for willing try the Nexus 7 but you can have two of them for the price of 1 iPad mini. And it's a better tablet anyway (in my opinion). It's no contest.
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 6:08 AM 9
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The problem is 16:9 tablets are awkward to hold vertically, while the 4:3 ratio isnt optimal I think is the best form factor for a tablet and I had a nexus tablet, and still getting the nexus 5, but prefer the ipad form factor.
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 9:04 AM 0
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I really just wanted to try iOS 7 personally, something new to me. I didn't feel like getting an iPhone 5S because I wanted a slightly larger screen and I felt like I couldn't part with some of Android's features, but I was willing to try the iPad mini, once it got a Retina display and A7 of course. As long as I had Android as my smartphone OS, I didn't feel the need to get the Nexus 7, but now that I see KitKat, I'm starting to have second thoughts.
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 10:48 AM 0
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You and me two. I don't know what have those things do but I know I can't do them now. I aspecially like the little emotion thingys on the keyboard, I know I can't do that now but that sound like a useful feature. My only problem with the other stuff is I'm still not sure how that messaging intergration gonna work. Also, anybody know if I can get the keyboard on my phone now until I buy a new phone?
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Screen recording without rooting required, finally! And closed captions!
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 4:12 PM 15
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using adb shell... limited to 3 minutes per recording.
posted on Nov 02, 2013, 2:18 PM 1
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So when the hell is Android 5.0 "Licorice" coming out its been like 4 hours!!
posted on Oct 31, 2013, 4:14 PM 3
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