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Android 4. KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat

We've been waiting and waiting, and finally there are some rumours for the next verion of Android, called KitKat. If you want to know, keep checking back.

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Phandroid

Android 4.4 KitKat might come to Samsung Galaxy S3 and a lot more.

Feb 07, 2013

A new rumour says that Samsung could bring Android 4.4 KitKat to a lot of its older smartphones.

The update to the latest Android software has already started for some Galaxy S4s and Note 3s but the list of rumoured phones is surprisingly long.

They include the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Tab 3 and a lot of others.

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Phone Arena

Google working on new camera app for Android.

Nov 19, 2013

The stock Android camera application, which is found on Nexus devices, could get a major overhaul in the near future. Google has apparently been working on a new version of the app that will store uncompressed photos for better editing and have face detection. The update looks like it was planned for a release in Android 4.4 KitKat but wasn't quite ready. So it should turn up soon.

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Slashgear

Android 4.4 KitKat might replace Gallery with Google+ Photos.

Nov 12, 2013

It's thought that the next update to Android 4.4 KitKat could get rid of the Gallery app in favour of more Google+ integration. It would mean photos are automatically synced with Google+ and would follow in the footsteps of the Messaging app, which was replaced by Hangouts from the launch of KitKat.

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tech review

Android is the fastest growing thing in tech history.

Nov 06, 2013

Android now has more than 1 billion users globally, a figure it's it just five years after its initial launch. That makes it the fastest growing product the technology world has ever seen, beating Facebook to the billion mark by two years. Apple's iOS is the closest the Android in the mobile world. It's taken nearly six years to reach 700 million users.

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9 to 5

Android 4.4 KitKat: when will your phone get the update?

Nov 04, 2013

Now that Android 4.4 KitKat has been launched on the Nexus 5 we'll all be waiting for the latest software to come to our old phones. So far only HTC has given a definitive timescale, saying the One family will get the update within 90 days. Google's own Nexus devices will get KitKat "in the coming weeks," while Samsung has said the same about its Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition.

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Phone Arena

Android KitKat feature roundup

Oct 31, 2013

What's new in Android 4.4 KitKat? Well, no one's really 100% sure, but here's a complete list of what we think will be included.

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Phone Arena

Android 4.4 KitKat to run on smartwatches?

Oct 31, 2013

We've heard of a few new features of the new KitKat software – we've head a few times that it'll be able to run on phones with smaller amounts of RAM, but now it seems that might even spread to smartwatches. There are also reports of new sensors to make maps more accurate and fitness apps better, plus a way for your phone to replace your cards and security passes.

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Phandroid

Nestle hosting a special Android page ready for software announcement?

Oct 30, 2013

It's certain that Google will have a page ready when it announces the new version of Android in the coming weeks. Nestle though, the makers of KitKat, also have a page ready, www.kitkat.com/Android. The page now requires a password to access it, so it looks like they'll be some chocolaty goodness to go with the Android 4.4 announcement.

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The Unwired

Android 4.4 KitKat might focus on TV compatibility.

Oct 25, 2013

A new rumour from Korea says that Android 4.4 KitKat might not have a lot of new features for smartphone users because it's been designed with TVs in mind. Android hasn't conquered the smart TV market like it did smartphones because it didn't work so well on the big screens but new software could change all that.

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Phone Arena

Latest Android 4.4 KitKat theory suggests announcement this Monday.

Oct 18, 2013

Another day and another announcement date for the next version of Android. These are now more like fun conspiracy theories than reliable rumours but let's look at the latest. The KitKat Twitter feed is apparently running a countdown. On October 14th they posted 007 in honour of Roger Moore's birthday. 15th it was a KitKat bugdroid made of six bars of chocolate. 16th it was This Is It with the 'S's looking a bit like 5s. And the 17th was a four bar Kit Kat. Obvious when you think about it...

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Google Plus

Are people looking too hard for an Android 4.4 KitKat release date?

Oct 16, 2013

The official Android 4.4 KitKat Google+ page has posted a picture of a dancing chocolate android with the title 'Everybody dance now.' This had led to people claiming Friday 18th October will see an announcement of 4.4 KitKat. The reasoning? The song Everybody Dance Now is precisely 4 minutes and 4 seconds long (4.4) and was released on 18th October 1990. It's a bit farfetched, but Google is known for its puzzles and easter eggs.

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Slashgear

Android 4.4 KitKat could have always on voice activation.

Oct 15, 2013

The latest rumour around Google's next version of Android suggests it will borrow the always on voice activation feature found on the Motorola Moto X. This would allow for completely hands free use of the phone, you wouldn't even have to touch it to unlock it.

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android_police

Android 4.4 KitKat to have new location settings.

Oct 11, 2013

Leaked photos of a phone running Android 4.4 KitKat show there are new settings for location services. It's a simplification of the settings on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. You'll be able to choose from high accuracy, which uses GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, battery saving, which cuts out GPS, or device sensors only, which only uses GPS.

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Phone Arena

Android 4.4 KitKat tipped for 15th October announcement.

Oct 10, 2013

Google Launchpad, a boot camp run by Google for young entrepreneurs, has apparently told us when Android 4.4 KitKat will be unveiled. The leak says we should expect an announcement on 15th October but the actual launch date of the new operating system is still expected at the end of the month. The same source also said the LG Nexus 5 is expected at the same time.

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Phone Arena

Android 4.4 KitKat screenshots show new features.

Oct 03, 2013

A pretty extensive collection of screenshots of an early version of the next version of Android has leaked online. The shots show KitKat will have printing, Miracast screen sharing and wireless payments support built in. There's also the Google Drive cloud app as standard.

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Phone Arena

KitKat apps take big leap forward.

Oct 02, 2013

A few days ago a software log of the upcoming Nexus 5 was leaked, giving the tech world a glimpse of what to expect from Android 4.4 KitKat. Tech geeks have been combing the thousands of lines of code and have found the built in apps for the next Nexus are much newer versions. Email, for instance, jumps from the current 4.1 to 6.0. There are also hints at features that'll make 4.4 KitKat work on even old Android devices.

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BBC

Happy 5th birthday Android!

September 24, 2013

It has been five years since HTC launched the world's first Android phone under the name T-Mobile G1. The phone ran Android 1.6 Donut (no, we don't know what happen to 1.0-1.5), had a 528MHz processor and 192MB RAM. Just five years later and Samsung is days away from releasing the Galaxy Note 3 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with a 2.3GHz processor and 3GB RAM.

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9 to 5

Android 4.4 KitKat unwrapped in screenshots.

September 23, 2013

Android 4.4 KitKat has leaked out in a series of screenshots. The biggest change appears to be with the dialler, which is much tidier than the Jelly Bean version. Messaging has also been overhauled and there are some new icons on the homescreen for common apps.

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The Unwired

Nestle confirm October release of Android 4.4 KitKat.

September 20, 2013

Despite the final launch date of Android 4.4 KitKat still being a secret, Nestle posted a comment on its own Facebook wall saying it will be out in October. It's what we all expected but it's good to have some confirmation from someone in the know.

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BBC

Android Key Lime Pie to be called KitKat.

September 04, 2013

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie may never arrive. Instead we'll have Android 4.4 KitKat. The decision was taken after the Android team realised that most people had never eaten a Key Lime Pie but KitKats were popular globally. Both Google and Nestle have said no money was involved in the marketing deal.

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CNET

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie may already be out there.

August 08, 2013

A developer has posted a list of devices running Google's Chromium software and alongside the model numbers is the build number for the Android software. The Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 in this list both have build numbers starting with 'K', which is thought to be code for Key Lime Pie.

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GSM arena

Android 4.3 announced and brings multi-user support.

July 25, 2013

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has been announced and will soon, hopefully, be rolling out to Android phones near you. It brings better multi-user support, including restricted users so you can control what apps and features some people can access on your device. There's a host of new support for hardware and Google apps have been updated too.

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Phone Arena

Key Lime Pie could work on 'appliances'.

June 28, 2013

It has been rumoured that Google will allow Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie to be installed on more devices than ever, with updates for older smartphones, wearable tech and even appliances. So does that me you'll be able to play Angry Birds on your microwave?

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Android authority

Android 4.3 shows up on Nexus devices.

June 28, 2013

The next version of Android Jelly Bean has been seen on Nexus 7" and 10" tablets and the latest software is already being planned for the Galaxy S4 Google edition. Although the new S4 variant has only just been released on the Google Play Store, its software should be updated within weeks.

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Phone Arena

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie due in October?

June 13, 2013

A new report from PhoneArena suggests that the new version of Android might be with us by October. With the manufacturers still playing catch up to get Android 4.2.2 and up on to their devices, the wait for number 5 makes sense, but there's a new rumour too. Key Lime Pie might be tweaked so that it can run on older models, even phones with 512MB RAM.

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Know Your Mobile

Will Android 4.3 be released in July?

June 4, 2013

The latest version of Jelly Bean, which has firmly replaced Key Lime Pie as the next major Android update, is rumoured to be ready for release mid-July. The new software should first be available on the HTC One Nexus Edition and Samsung Galaxy S4 Nexus Edition.

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Phone Arena

Android 4.3 camera updates spotted.

May 28, 2013

At the Thailand Mobile Expo a keen-eyed tech fan spotted a Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. While it's not the Android 5.0 leak we'd been hoping for, it does highlight a few new visual affects when using the camera.

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Droid Life

Google teases us about Key Lime Pie.

May 21, 2013

At its I/O, Google didn't actually release or tell us anything new about its new Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, but it did leave a few hints around, suggesting the software is definitely coming, it's just that no one knows when.

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Phone Arena

Leaks suggest Android 4.3 is on the way

May 3rd, 2013

With perhaps a slightly longer wait then we had wanted for Android 5.0, is Google looking to release an intermediate step? This benchmarking suggests so!

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Gadgetronica

No! Is Key Lime Pie delayed?

April 24, 2013

A new rumour has begun doing the round stating that the next version of Android has been pushed back two to four months.

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Know your mobile

The tech world is expecting a new Android in 4 weeks…what will be new?

April 23, 2013

In the middle of May, rumours have us believe, Google is to announce the new version of Android, 5.0, which may or may not be called Key Lime Pie. Here's a quick low down on what its features are expected to be.

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