Android 4.4 or KitKat is one of the greatest and sweetest addition to the Android OS (Operating System) by Google, which will help developers to overcome the fragmentation issues caused by a wide range of Android devices. While the guessing game has already begun to know the release date of this amazing version of Android OS by the people associated with the Android application development, there are a lot of people that still think how this new upgrade from Google is going to help them.
Of course, KitKat brings a lot enhancement and out-of-the-box features, but does it really make sense to go for it? IS it really worth investing time upgrading for Android 4.4? Do you think it would boost up Android application development?
If you’ve such questions in your mind, here’re the reasons that definitely make sense to go for Android 4.4:
• Android Device Manager
KitKat from Google is going to bring totally new support called Android Device Manager, which will work much of like Apple’s that track down lost iOS device. One of the biggest benefits of this new support is that it allows users to find their Android devices or tablets through an internet browser with the controls to ring the device, track it and delete then lock if required to prevent unauthorized access.
• Google Now Feature
Many of you might be feeling envious about the Siri search and voice voice control functionality over the features of the iPhone and iPad devices, but now it’s time to cheer as Google brings Google Now for the Android users in Android 4.4. Google has upgraded Google Now with “Ok google”, which now control a few functions by voice on the devices running KitKat. Some apps compatible with Ok Google are messaging, email clients and music player.
• Google Apps Full Integration
Now, you can leverage from Google Drive, Keep and QuickOffice native apps on Android 4.4, which integrates to one another. The Drive will enable you to save files over cloud-based storage, Keep will serve as a notepad on your Android device and QuickOffice will allow you to open, edit and create Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations on the go! Moreover, Hangouts will serve as SMS/MMS and Google+ chat client.
• More about wireless services
Of course, you can leverage from the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and mobile data support, but Android 4.4 is also going to bring Cloud Print and Tap to Pay features for the users to give more flexibility. While Cloud Print is compatible among the HP printers or printers with Google Play Store apps for cloud printing, Tap to Pay utilizes wireless technology to make payment for services.
Apart from all these, KitKat also takes the system performance to its optimal when it comes to the multitasking capabilities of the Android. It optimizes memory usage for a few apps running and made the touchscreen respond faster and more accurately.
The above reasons definitely make sense to go for Android 4.4 to gear up Android application development for the future. What’s your take on this? Share your views in the comments…!