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    How android KitKat update differs from Jelly Bean?


    Do you want to know how android KitKat update differs from Jelly Bean? If so just read answers to this question.

    Google have recently unveiled their new update to android OS and names it KitKat. How does it differ from its previous updates? What special features will users get once they update to the new version? Is it available in India? Do all brands provide this update to old phones?
  • #5299
    Other brands(not all) will provide Kitkat upgrades but yet it's to be decided and declared. Till now Kitkat has not been avail for other brands or devices. It is only in-built in the Google's own device Nexus 5 and now devices will need 512MB of RAM to upgrade to Kitkat.

    Seven years ago, Android was launched and today it is the world's number one mobile OS. Since its inception we have seen many updates and upgrades of Android and they have name it uniquely. Let's have a look at all the Android version and their code name :
    Cupcake (1.5)
    Donut (1.6)
    Eclair (2.0–2.1)
    Froyo (2.2–2.2.3)
    Gingerbread (2.3–2.3.7)
    Honeycomb (3.0–3.2.6)
    Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0–4.0.4)
    Jelly Bean (4.1–4.3)
    KitKat (4.4)

    Every version has many unique and extraordinary features. This is the reason why Android is the world's best mobile platform. So far, Jelly Bean is awesome version and most of us have used it. Let's have the unique features of Android's latest version 'Kitkat':

    1. Built-in screen recording feature
    2. Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP) support
    3. Applications in "immerse mode" to keep the navigation and status bars
    hidden while maintaining user interaction
    4. Sensor batching, step detector and counter APIs
    5. Improvements to auto focus
    6. More security enhancements and bug fixes
    7. Audio tunneling, audio monitoring, loudness enhancer

    "People says 143. I say 444 i.e. Love Your Life"

  • #6671
    KitKat is one of the best Android Version Update by the Google.
    The major difference between KitKat and Jelly bean is that KitKat is optimized for its best performance in Low end devices having 256MB of RAM and 1GHz processor.
    The difference can be seen if KitKat and Jelly bean are installed in same model of mobile with same hardware, the performance of KitKat will much better than the Jelly bean as User Interface much smoother, Very low RAM used by System means more than 45% of free RAM that can be used play some Games also better multitasking performance than the jelly bean installed device.

  • #6678
    Many features are added in the recent version of Android 4.x codenamed as "KitKat". I categorized them into two groups based on the view of a user and a developer.

    Some of the User level features added are
    1. Performance improvements
    2. Enhanced notification access
    3. Screen Recording
    4. Several security enhancements

    Some of the Developer level features added are
    1. Wireless Printing Capability
    2. Native Infrared Blaster API was introduced
    3. NFC Host Card Emulation for wireless payments
    4. New Storage Access Framework was introduced
    5. Audio Tunneling, Audio Monitoring and Loudness Enhancer were added

    They fixed some of the severe issues like OpenSSL Vulnerability, man-in-the-middle attack and Heartbleed Virus in the recent kitkat version 4.4.4. Many smart phones are coming with Android Kitkat OS and you can easily upgrade your older versions of android to this recent one.

    They are also looking to come up with less battery consumption for apps and more on speed improvement for the next coming Android version L(Lollipop).


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