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KitKat on HTC One

HTC says it's delivered its GPe KitKat code to Google

Public release timing 'to be determined by Google' You might remember it was 15 days ago when HTC America President Jason Mackenzie said his company would deliver Android 4.4 for the Google Play edition HTC One within 15 days — so naturally GPe device owners have today been wondering what's up...
Nexus 5

Nexus 5 review

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ LG’s second Ne​xus is the best phone you can buy for $350, and an excellent platform on which to experience the new Android 4.4 KitKat — but that experience isn’t entirely free from compromises Just what is a Nexus? The definition of Google’s homegrown gadget lineup has...
Moto G with KitKat

Moto G will ship with KitKat in the U.S.

Android 4.4 to come out of the box in 'wave 2' countries We found out earlier this week that Motorola's new budget handset, the Moto G, will be updated to the new Android 4.4 KitKat by the end of January. However the manufacturer has now confirmed that in the U.S. and other countries launching...
Nexus 4 with KitKat

Google posts Android 4.4 factory image for Nexus 4

In what should be a pretty clear sign that an over-the-air update is coming soon, Google has posted the factory image for Android 4.4 KitKat for the Nexus 4. Factory images are  especially helpful if you bork your device playing hax0r — or if you just want an easy way to start from scratch. In the...
Moto X

Moto X to get Android 4.4 KitKat 'in a matter of weeks'

Motorola's already confirmed that the Moto X will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat. No surprise there. And today, at the Moto G event in Brazil, we get at least a vague idea of when we might expect it.  Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside at today's event said the Moto X can expect to be...
Nexus 4, 7, and 10

Android 4.4 KitKat rolling out to Nexus 7s, Nexus 10

Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 with mobile data to receive update 'soon' Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013 Wifi models) and Nexus 10 users may want to start checking for the big update right about now, as the OTA to KitKat has been released into the wild according to the official Android Google+ account. To accept...
Camera 360 and the QX10

Got KitKat and a Sony QX lens camera? Use Camera 360 for full support

Sony's official app is not yet updated for KitKat, but your equipment still works fine Folks with a Sony Cyber-shot QX lens camera and a Nexus 5 (or KitKat in an unofficial way on other phones) are finding out the hard way that Sony's PlayMemories Mobile application isn't working. It will...
Android Central

Five minutes on ART — the new Android runtime

There are lots of questions floating around regarding ART — the new experimental runtime that's included as a developer option in Android 4.4 KitKat. Anyone can enable it — just go to the developer settings.  As described by Google: ART is a new Android runtime being introduced experimentally in...
Nexus 5 in Canada

Nexus 5 now available from Canadian carriers

TELUS, Videotron, Rogers, Fido, Bell and Virgin now offering latest Nexus phone If you're in Canada and weren't able (or willing) to pick up a Nexus 5 from the Google Play Store, you can now buy the phone directly from six of the major Canadian carriers. TELUS, Videotron, Rogers, Fido, Bell and...
Sony

Sony confirms Android 4.3 and 4.4 update plans

Ten devices to get 4.3 from next month; five devices confirmed for KitKat upgrades A week after the new OS version's announcement, Sony Mobile has revealed its upgrade plans for Android 4.4 KitKat, while committing to get the previous version, 4.3 Jelly Bean, onto some devices from next month....
Alarm notification

The KitKat Clock app has a subtle but impressive feature

Dismiss an alarm before it goes off, right from the notification bar If you're running a device with Android 4.4 KitKat (Nexus 5 or a custom ROM at this point) and set an alarm in the stock Clock app, you'll be in for a subtle little treat. Google's latest Clock app, which has received yet...
Photos and Gallery

Gallery and Photos: Why does the Nexus 5 have two ways to handle images?

You'll likely be using two apps to manage your pictures on Android 4.4 If you're lucky enough to have picked up a Nexus 5 this week, you may be puzzled by two of the apps on your new phone. Not necessarily by the apps themselves, but rather the existence of both at once on one phone — Photos and...
KitKat Gallery

Photo editing improvements in the Android 4.4 KitKat Gallery

A few simple changes to make your pictures look a little better There's a great grouping of user-facing features in the latest update to Android 4.4 KitKat, but one has been generally overlooked. Although it hasn't received much of a visual refresh from what was available in 4.3, the built-in...
KitKat Dialer

Your Google+ profile picture will soon be paired with your phone number

System to go into effect early 2014, and you're already opted in by default The dialer in Android 4.4 KitKat has a new look and new search features, but come 2014 it will also have a better database of photos from individuals that you call. Although a specific date has yet to be given, Google...
Android 4.4 KitKat printing

Printing in Android 4.4 KitKat (with some help from HP)

Printers, as we all know all too well, are fickle beasts on a good day. So you'll forgive us for not expecting too much when it comes to printing wirelessly from our phones. But there's a new printing framework built into Android 4.4 KitKat. On the back end, you'll be able to print over Wifi, or...
Chrome simple tab switcher

Chrome Beta includes simpler tab switcher for low-memory phones

KitKat's low-memory focus extends to Chrome's latest beta release Behind all the visual changes and feature additions, Android 4.4 KitKat is all about optimizing the way Android uses memory, including a new API for handling devices with as little as 512MB of RAM. And it seems this focus has...
Screenrecord

Screen recording is easy with KitKat and the Android SDK

The new API 19 SDK tools include an easy way to record what happens on your Android's screen Ever wanted to record exactly what's happening on your Android screen? Anyone who writes about Android for a living sure does, and now that KitKat is in the wild we see it will be easy to do with the...
Kit Kat guide

KitKat Quick Start Guide available free in Google Play Books

For folks who need to know, and for those who can never read enough about KitKat In case you're looking for more information about Android 4.4, or to use it's more delicious name, KitKat, Google has you covered. The official Android 4.4 Quick Start Guide (53 pages) is available free from Google...
Android Central

Switching launchers with Android 4.4's new 'Home' setting

KitKat makes it easier to swap or uninstall custom launchers Many of us enjoy using custom home screen launchers on our Android phones, but the process of switching between them has never been entirely foolproof. That's changed in the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, which introduces a new top-level...
Lock screen wdgets

Inside KitKat: Changes to the lock screen widgets

A little extra security is added to your Android as lock screen widgets can be disabled in the system settings Kit Kat brings a change to one of the features from Jelly Bean that everyone has an opinion about —  the lock screen widgets. On one hand, they offer a bit of information from any...

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