Thursday, October 31, 2013

Android 4.4 KitKat and the LG Nexus 5

The next version of Android and the next Nexus have officially been announced on the Android blog. Check out the new features in version 4.4 KitKat as well as some of the new features in the Nexus 5 produced by LG!
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
    • Revamped Phone app that searches across contacts, nearby places, and within Google Apps ("corporate") directory
    • SMS and MMS integration into Hangouts
    • Nexus 5 Launcher
      • Swype to access Google Now
      • Say 'OK Google' to launch voice search, get directions, send a text, etc.
    • Reduced footprint - Android runs on any device with at least 512mb of RAM
  • LG Nexus 5
    • 5" HD screen
    • 4G/LTE and WiFi
    • 8mp rear camera (1.3mp front camera)
      • Optical image stabilization
      • HDR+ mode
      • Available unlocked and contract free starting at $349
    • 2300 mAh battery
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • 2.3ghz quad-core processor
    • 16gb storage
    • 2gb RAM