Google Launched Android 4.4 KitKat

Google launched its awaited OS Android 4.4 KitKat with Nexus 5. This is the 1st version of Android to be promoted by a chocolate company. Android 4.4 KitKat's friendlier look should make it easier for technophobes to get on with. And its pared-back style is marginally better to use all-round. However, anyone who's used Android recently will feel at home. Basic navigation hasn't changed – it has just been given a bit of an intelligent spring clean. The dialer looks different, and it's been totally re-thought as well: Google's essentially built the Yellow Pages into its dialer app, allowing you to search for a business or person and dial their number without ever having to figure it out. That kind of integrated search is pervasive across KitKat, which uses both search and Google Now to bring you more information than ever. 

Voice Search is faster, and offers a lot more feedback to guide you through the process of looking for something or sending you a text message. Google's ultimate goal is to get KitKat on all Android devices from this point forward. Every year, we see new devices running the latest flavor of Android, but also some running versions that are, in some cases, years old. That makes cheaper devices seem less appealing even given their low prices, and leaves the budget-minded miffed that they can't get the latest features without a cost. You can now print photos from the Gallery app with Google Cloud Print. If you have a cloud-enabled printer, you need to register it with its cloud e-mail address. For non-cloud printers, you need to use a USB cable to connect it to your computer and register it on Google Cloud Print. 

KitKat debuted on October 31 with the Nexus 5, which is on sale at the Google Play store starting at $349. As for when the operating system update will land on existing Android devices, Google has said only that it will come to the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the coming weeks. For its part, HTC has confirmed that all versions of the HTC One will get the update within 90 days (the HTC One Google Play edition will upgrade sooner) with the HTC One Max and One Mini following later.

Google's revamped phone app now prioritizes contacts based on the people you call the most, while also enabling you to search for nearby places, businesses and contacts.Caller ID has been given some smarts, too: if you get a call from an unknown number – one which is not in your contacts - Android will attempt to match that number to a business which is listed on Google Maps.Then there is Chromecast support. That much is expected, but for those of you who are in love with the Google device that allows you to stream online music and videos to your TV.

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