Google Android 4.4 KitKat

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In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big 5.0 update. Google sees it as a “mature” operating system — it doesn’t have to reinvent the design or the core features, it just has to make them run faster, better, and prettier. With Android 4.4...

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Basic Specs

Software type Operating system
Distribution Online
Version 4.4

Tech Specs


Software type Operating system
Distribution Online
Version 4.4

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    Reviewed by Alejandro Zapien (Currently owns)

    Kikit 4.4.2 is an amazing OS, especially on the Nexus 5. Very clean and polished, although the only complaint I really have with the OS is the stock Camera app. 4.4.2 brought a much needed performance and picture quality update to the camera, however it still leaves the user wanting more features. Focus and exposure lock would be much appreciated in the stock camera.... Wait a minute... I just figured out that there is an exposure and focus lock on the stock camera! Simply hold down the capture button... Huh. Wish they made that more apparent...

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