From February 18, 2014, many of the gadgets from Samsung, including variants of Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy SIII Mini, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Note 10.1 as well as its 2014 edition would receive updated Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.
The new OS is considerably user friendly, with user interface that is more intuitive. It includes improved messaging features as well as other applications. Users can activate Wi-Fi, GPS, and mobile networking using a novel location menu, which also facilitates verification of battery usage instead of going through several screen settings. Messaging feature lets users set default options, by selecting between Hangouts or Messages. The library of emoticons has also been increased considerably under both options. Back up of videos, and photos can also be taken automatically. Users can open them, view them, rename them, and even share them as Google Docs or files through revised version of GMS apps or the Google Mobile Service Apps.
The Kitkat Story
Nexus 5 was the first smartphone that came along with Google’s Kitkat on October 31, 2013. It supported voice command for “OK Google”, which were features of Motorola’s Droid and Moto X product lines, apart from Google Glass products. The new version of this OS also displays movie art and album on its full screen, when the gadget is locked. In addition, it also facilitates playing, pausing, and locating specific moment on such movie. Kitkat’s next generation impresses with its speed of multi-tasking. It also has new features such as setting priorities amongst contacts and inserting caller ID.
It is almost like a saga of software changing to accommodate hardware, and then hardware developing adequately to accommodate additional features of the software. In gadgets world, it is always the consumer who gets to wish, and both software and hardware creators oblige as if indulging a child.