Before the month of October ended, finally, all the rumor mills have taken a break. Taken a break with what, you ask? They had taken a break with the Android 4.4 KitKat telltales. The Tech Giant, Google, announced that the new mobile operating system would first run in their handset, Nexus 5.

Now, should you be thrilled with what this tasty platform is about to bring out to your smartphones more than what cool mobile phone accessories can offer? Allow me to break in to you through with the features this Android 4.4 KitKat boasts, and see if it satisfies your taste buds:
#1: Improved phone dialer

Well, if you have set your hands with this mobile platform, you’ll notice that when you just type a few letters in the phone dialer interface, the dialer will bring it up immediately. And this is not much of a surprise at all since this feature has been already offered by some manufacturers. But, here’s what you are going to dig: KitKat now includes a novel form of caller ID in which it could fetch information of unregistered number like the location. In this way, you’ll have a bigger glimpse into who might be calling you. Isn’t it a helpful addition indeed?

#2: Revamped interface

Of course, one would know that something has changed with the OS immediately by just looking at the interface. And you know how innovative and creative Android is. I bet ‘tweaking’ is their middle name. What you will expect are: translucent navigation bar, condensed font, and “immersive” full-screen. But here’s the catch: the revamped interface would be likely running more on Nexus devices only—all other Android devices then will be stuck in the interface their manufacturers provide.

#3: Hangouts

And finally, Google has tweaked the Hangouts! Now, it lets you send SMS, MMS, and chat messages by only one means. I actually liked that idea since I am a bit miffed with the thought that I had to switch from a messaging app to another. But, if you might have also recalled, Google wasn’t the first one to combine all the communication functionality since Apple had already released one in its iOS 6, which was over a year ago. Though it might look like Google has just been catching up, they have improved their messaging app into an all-encompassing Messages app in order to suffice the convenience of its users.

#4: Needless to bring cash at hand

If you have been sniffing with the leaks of Android 4.4, then you might have sniffed about Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat enabling Google Wallet to lessen—if not eradicate—all the hassles with money. Expect that when you are already running the Android 4.4 KitKat in your device, you can pay freely even without the need of your carrier’s approval; needless to have NFC security either since Android will store your payment information with KitKat per se. But wait, there’s more. Not only you can manage your credit card information and stuff alike, you can also send money to your friends and loved ones—again, without getting miffed with the transaction fees. Now, any Android user can take advantage what Google Wallet offers. You just have to need your smartphone.

These are just a glimpse of the things that you’d expect with Android 4.4 KitKat; it’s definitely your call to have a break and have a bite!


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