Top 10 Android 4.4 KitKat Features!

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For those of you wondering what’s “new” with Android 4.4 KitKat, here’s a quick overview of Top 10 features on KitKat:

10. KitKat Android 4.4 has been designed to run fast and smooth on older devices even ones with only 512MB of RAM.  This means KitKat is going to improve performance on your older Android devices such as Galaxy Nexus, Nexus One, HTC Evo, etc…etc… While those older devices might not get official updates, you can get KitKat by rooting and installing a ported custom ROM.  This is great news for those of you still with an older Android device, Google is simply offering more optimized OS that can work on any Android device regardless of its raw CPU power.  And this will be great for future smartwatches and smart glasses.

9. KitKat Android 4.4 now supports voice commands out of the box when your phone is ON.  All you have to say is, “Ok Google” and give your phone commands.

“Ok Google, 49ers score”

8. SMS/MMS is now integrated with your Hangouts app.  Now when you receive an SMS or MMS message, you will get it right in your Hangouts inbox, this can save you a bunch of money on text messages if you use along with Google Voice like I do, you will pay $0 in texting fees from your carrier nevermind the fact that you can also check your SMS/MMS when not on your phone.

7. With KitKat, you will now be able to print straight from your phone.  You will have to sign up for Google Cloud Print/HP ePrint, but once signed up, just print straight from your Android device.

6. QuickOffice is now included as part of regular Google Apps starting with KitKat Android 4.4.  This means you can quickly and easily open your online Google Docs or offline Microsoft documents with ease and edit them.

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19 Responses

  1. alvaro says:

    Can u say what rom is runing your nexus 4

  2. Craszh says:

    Hope they port for galaxy note i717 soon can’t wait to try it. I did tried to install it on my phone from one of the site and kind of messed my phone and had to unroot and re-root my phone. Now it working find so far running Liquid Smooth. Battery life is not so great.

  3. lumdy says:

    pls can it be installed on samsung galaxy mega duo sim

  4. igor ramon says:

    any idea if there shall be an update for the galaxy tab 10.1 p7510, or any compatible ROM? i have one and hope it gets snappy with 4.4!

  5. ADRIAN-JAG says:

    Hello. I live in Argentina
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 with Operator Personal-(Telecom).
    I Like to update to android 4.4 KitKat for Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500).
    What I Need?
    Please write me in Spanis

  6. ADRIAN-JAG says:

    Hello. I live in Argentina
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 with Operator Personal-(Telecom).
    I Like to update to android 4.4 KitKat for Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500).
    What I Need?
    Please Send me or Teach me the Steps for update to Android 4.4 KitKat
    Please write me in Spanish

  7. rb says:

    Is wifi direct working in this rom?

  8. Michael says:

    If I get OTA 4.4 update on Sprint Note 2 can I then root and install Macks All Star v5?

  9. Ceda says:

    Do I nead gapps for this rom or no

  10. elishablaize says:

    pls can it b installed on htc evo 3d device

  11. stacy says:

    I have tmobile galaxy s4 ,,,other day rooted with google rom and it crashed and burned the phone it loaded and everything failed, then i triedhe rest and phone did go to boot loop ,,,so did exchange id like to know what i did wrong why it failed it looked so cool the google edition rom,,, phones been wiped so hopefully i wont have to pay guarentee but prob will not a newbi to modding phones,,, just this one lol I do have red writing ontop of logo screen which i cant read would land google battery signal instead of the tmobile,,, how can i completely wipe those two last features ?

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