Android 4.4 Kit Kat

Google Caller ID will make use of Google+ profile photos beginning next year

Android 4.4 brought a new look to the dialer and along with that comes some new features. One of those features can be found in the settings, it is listed as "Caller ID by Google." This one is turned on by default and for now, is listed as being able to show names for people and businesses not in your contact list. Simply put, Caller ID on a mobile device, but there is more coming next year.

Android 4.4 Kit Kat arrives unofficially for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Following the launch of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 Kit Kat, Google offered some details in terms of which Nexus devices were going to get an update. That list included the usual suspects such as the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets as well as the Nexus 4 smartphone, however there was one device left missing -- the Galaxy Nexus. Basically, the Galaxy Nexus has reached the end-of-line in terms of updates.

Photospheres getting a big fix in Android 4.4

Photospheres are great — in theory. In practice, we often have a tough time getting it right. Sometimes, it’s not even our fault, either. We stand still, we rotate slowly, but there are still half clouds or people who's right arm sits over their left leg.

Android 4.4 dialer may display ads [UPDATED]

Google has gone to great lengths lately to make sure their ads reach just about everywhere. They’re a the top of your search, and are now scrollable on mobile devices. As Google continues to make a bulk of their revenue via Search, they’re increasingly involving it in our experience.

Android 4.4 can be emulated, with the right apps

If you’re ready to try out Android 4.4 KitKat, there are workarounds available. While we always advocate waiting for something official, the open source nature of Android lends itself to these situations. While downloading the new apps can be fun, it still doesn't quite emulate KitKat perfectly, but they do a really nice job.

Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5: a recap of the day’s event

After all the leaks, pictures, bluffs and fibs, Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5 are official. Released via the Google blog, the Android scene quickly ramped into an all-out frenzy over the newest flagship device and Android iteration from Google. With so much to take in, let’s recap the days events as they relate to all things Google.
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