Android KitKat - Availability and User Experience
Is Android 4.4 KitKat going to be about greater availability and a more consistent user experience?
On the official Android website, a sentence or two are given for every major release describing the highlight features of the OS.
For Cupcake, it was:
Right from the start, Android is an open OS that can run almost any app or widget so you can do what you want to do.
For Donut, it was:
The world's information is at your fingertips - search the web, get driving directions...or watch cat videos.
For Eclair, it was:
Make your home screen just how you want it. Arrange apps and widgets across multiple screens and in folders. Stunning live wallpapers respond to your touch.
For Froyo, it was:
Voice Typing lets you input text, and Voice Actions let you control your phone, just by speaking.
For Gingerbread, it was:
New sensors make Android great for gaming - so you can touch, tap, tilt, and play away.
For Honeycomb, it was:
Optimized for tablets, this release opens up new horizons wherever you are.
For Ice Cream Sandwich, it was:
Android comes of age with a new, refined design. Simple, beautiful and beyond smart.
For Jelly Bean, it was:
Android is fast and smooth with buttery graphics. With Google Now, you get just the right information at the right time.And with more than 1 million apps on Google Play, and thousands of Android devices, you've got the freedom to do what you want on any device you choose.
And finally, for KitKat, it is:
It's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.
So what do you guys think about this? Is Android 4.4 going to focus more on cleaning up fragmentation, improving user experience, or making Android a more consistent experience?
Hopefully we find out soon.