New Info Suggests Android 4.4 KitKat Will Support Wearables, Lower End Phones & More

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    Not too long ago we shared a story that Android 4.4 KitKat might actually include built-in support for Android TV and serve as a bridge between smartphones, tablets and the future version of Google TV. If this latest news report is accurate, then Google's Android 4.4 KitKat will do even more than that. Supposedly, KitKat will also include built-in support for lower-end hardware. The word is that it will be compatible with just 512MB of RAM.

    Additionally, KitKat will likely be designed with the new wearable computing trend in mind and will actually support Google Glass directly. On top of this, the newest iteration of Android will now have support for three new sensors: geomagnetic rotation vector, step detection, and step counters. Finally, a few specific features where tipped for the new OS. It appears that KitKat might include a fullscreen mode which would allow apps to be displayed edge to edge, and it could also have some new battery savings options.

    Of course, as with all of the pre-launch info we have received thus far, we need to take it with a cup of salt. Some of the intel has proven accurate, but a great deal of it was simply bogus. In which category do you think this info will reside?

    Source: TalkAndroid
     

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