Kit Kat guide

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 Play. You'll need to have Google Play Books installed to read it, so if you're using an older phone you'll need to grab that from the Play store first.

A quick glance shows sections about home screen setup, using Google Now, notifications, the new Tap and Pay system, and just about everything else someone new to Android or Kit Kat would want to know. This should be a good read to get started, and if you still need a little help — no worries, we all do sometimes — the forums is the place to get it.

Via: +Cassidy James

 
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KitKat Quick Start Guide available free in Google Play Books

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From the guide it seems unless you have a nexus 5 you can't say OK Google or swipe to the left to get Google now. :(

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Yeah, I kinda gathered that as well. If that's the case, not cool. It clearly says for all other nexus devices swipe up from bottom for GNow access, and that N5 only has the GNow home screen and always listening activation. So, for the rest of us I guess 4.4 will be rather mundane. I do love the infinite home screens now.

Really nothing in this guide worth noting and nothing that most don't already know. Pretty useless actually.

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I wonder though if the GNow things might be tied to that Google Experience Launcher that may supposedly be a Google Play app (GSearch)? That would mean technically it's not tied with 4.4 directly. Hmmm

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This is usually for people who are new to android or may be real beginners altogether.

As for the Google launcher, there is a post to download the individual apks that allows you to mimic that, I have it now and it's OK, I don't use it because the g note 3 is no longer 5x5 grid and there is no way to customize it, other than tsf or nova/apex/etc.

I had it on my 2012 nexus 7 and I was able to say "Ok Google" from any homescreen. Swiping to the left screen also worked on my nexus 7 and GS4.

I downloaded the 4.4 launcher to my s3 off droid matters (dot) com and along with and update to search and play services gnow is to the left of my home screen and if I choose I can have it listen for my voice.

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