Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Android 4.4 KITKAT and Google Now, a Much Better Experience



More than 1 billion of android devices have been activated since September 3 2013. Reportedly, the Android's share of the whole smartphone market has attained 80%. Needless to say that Android is the most prevalent operating system. 


Ever since the Cupcake version was released in September 2008, numerous updates have been developed. Jellybean is regarded as the most popular version, running on about 52% of android devices. Subsequently, Google has recently started to distribute  the most recent update on October 31 2013. Almost everybody expected  the Android 5.0 to come out, and it would be named Key lime Pie. Nevertheless, Google opted for  Nestle KitKat trademark to codename its new platform Android 4.4. The Nexus 5 happened to be the first device to carry the new platform. 512 MB of RAM is a one of the requirements for the flagships that will be operated on KitKat. Among other things, Google now is the primary beneficiary of the update. During the press conference of the release, Android and Chrome OS chief Sundai Pichai stated that the company upgraded Google now and search on mobile with the goal of bringing apps and web together. Google now is a smart personal assistant that can answer questions and even predict by means of search habits. The user interface makes use cards that help users manage the weather, news, favorite websites and so on. It walks hand in hand with all the other apps. In fact, it can prevent drivers from getting stuck in traffic by integrating real-time data into daily commutes. The interaction and the voice command became so much user friendly. Users don't even have to tap on the microphone button embedded in the search bar. Just say "OK Google", automatically it starts the conversation. With the new platform, users can speak more naturally  and the experience is more delightful.

KitKat will be within easy reach since it was designed to accommodate all types of budgets.That being so, not only Google will always polish up the platform, but also countless more people will experience its taste and power.