Maniha Barry

The Techie Girl

Android KitKat 4.4

Jan-31-2014 By Maniha

android kitkatAnother awesome software came in Android a while ago with a really yummy name that is called “Android Kitkat”. Haha it’s funny how Android software names are so yummy, looks more like a candy factory. Anyways, I am going to tell you about it. One thing is that, you don’t need to touch the screen to launch google now, just saw “OK GOOGLE” and there you go, you’ll get your voice search, send text, get directions and etc. When listening to music, or seeing movies on CHROMECAST, you’ll see a full screen album and movie when your device is locked. There is an immersive mode which hides everything except what you want to see. Just swipe the edge of the screen to bring back your status bar and navigation buttons. 

Android 4.4 optimizes your memory. It improves your touch and your phone becomes much faster. The new app automatically prioritizes your contacts based on the people you talk to the most. You can search for nearby places, businesses, your contacts or the people in the Google apps domain. If you get a call from a person you don’t know, your phone will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google maps. With the hangout app, you will never miss a message. All your old conversations and video calls will be stored. You can even share your location and send animated gifts. Emojis (colorful Japanese emoticons) are now available in the Android keyboard so texting would be more fun. You can also print documents , webpages, photos or anything now from your phone. You can print to any printer connected to Google Cloud Print, HP ePrint  Printers and to other printers that have apps in the Google Play Store. With quickoffice, you can open or save files on Google Drive or your device. With quick access to recently used files, it’s easier than ever to send the file you were just working on. I can’t wait to get the Android Kitkat on my HTC One.

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