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Android 4.4 KitKat reported to have support for low-end devices and wearable accessories

|October 31 2013 |

The highly awaited, Android 4.4 KitKat operating system version is reported to be having support for low-end devices and wearable accessories too. According to a report by Amir Efrati of JessicaLessin.com suggests that the upcoming iteration of the Android operating system will be focusing on low-cost devices and wearable accessories. Amir Efrati claims to obtain this info from a leaked internal document related to the Android 4.4 KitKat version, which reveals that it will work smoothly on low-end devices too.

If that report is to be believed, than we might find Android 4.4 running on the smartphones with at least 512MB of RAM too. It will not only run on the high-end smartphones like, Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Nexus 5 and HTC One, but also on the low-end devices too.

KitKat “optimizes memory use in every major component” and provides “tools to help developers create memory-efficient applications” for “entry-level devices,” such as those that have 512 megabytes of memory, the leaked document reveals.

In addition to support for low-end devices, Google also wants the Android 4.4 to run smoothly on the wearable devices like smart-watches and Google Glass. The new OS will also have support for more sensors like geomagnetic rotation vector, step counter and step detected, related to the wearable gadgets.

With all of the changes in the pipeline, Android 4.4 KitKat could be the one of the biggest steps from Google towards eliminating the fragmented ecosystem of the mobile OS. It will put one common software package on a host of everyday electronics.


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