This is a guest post by Nadia Hyeong at Techiedoodlers. She will share with us some interesting features in Android 4.4 (aka Android KitKat) , which will be unveiled this week. Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition will very likely get this update. Note II and Note 8.0 probably will get it as well.
The Android Kitkat is expected to arrive sometime this year, and the good news is that; most of the Galaxy’s lines of behemoth machines, like the Note III and Note 8.0, will be the first ones to experience its new capabilities. In this article, we’ll provide you with a rundown of the latest features from this upcoming system upgrade.
1. Google Experience Launcher
This acts as a hub for all of the Google apps and widgets such as Play Music, Play Books, Keep, or Google +. In a report from IB Times, some of its features include a one-touch button for setting reminders, and the ability to create an unlimited amount of home screens.
The launcher is similar to the Galaxy Note 3’s My Magazine. In a post from Verizon, it said that the Note 3’s handy feature “puts you in control of things you love” by letting you personalize your favorite news, social media, and entertainment websites.
2. Makeovers in UI design
To keep up with the current trends in user interface design, icons will now sport a 2D or flat look. The notifications and control bar will be transparent, and its App drawer no longer has an outer circle. Instead, it has a translucent feel and its dots looUIk more rounded.
3. Less RAM Consumption
Usually, Android users complain about the operating system being a memory-gobbler. However, this upcoming version is based on the Linux 3.8 kernel to help lower its RAM consumption. So, even though your device only has a 512 MB RAM, Kitkat will still run faster and smoother than its predecessors.