Google Unveils Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5

Internet giant Google has launched its new Android OS called Android 4.4 Kit Kat and its new Nexus series smartphone, Nexus 5 at Google’s event in San Francisco on Thursday. This OS is very versatile and requires less RAM, thus making opportunities for it to be debuted in low end smartphones too. Google says that not only Android, but the Chrome and YouTube apps have also been optimized for 4.4 and use as little RAM as possible. Some of the new features of Android 4.4 are hands-free voice search across the device (similar to the always-on function of Moto X), redesigned dialer app that allows users to look up contacts based on location as well as Google Apps they use. The default SMS app has been integrated into the Hangouts application (which replaced the GTalk app when Android 4.3 was released) and multitasking is faster in KitKat.
Google Nexus 5 is the first smartphone that preloaded with Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS and features a 4.95 inch full HD Gorilla Glass 3 display with 445 ppi. It has Qualcomm's quad-core 800 chipset, clocked at 2.3 GHz and is paired with 2GB of RAM. Connectivity options onboard include Dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB. The Nexus 5 has got an 8MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 1.3MP front facing camera. With 2300 mAh battery, the Nexus 5 can offer up to 17 hours of talktime. The Nexus 5 will be available in two storage capacities - 16GB and 32GB.

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