KitKat

More leaked shots show new dialer app for Android 4.4.3

Leaked screenshots purportedly show the new Android dialer, which is expected to become available in version 4.4.3. If the shots are really from the new dialer app, it seems we’re getting away from the slightly clumsy interface we have now. Rather than a mix of tiles, banners, and list tems, we’ll now see a lot of colorful tiles.

New dialer app possibly leaked by Google’s Twitter account

With Android 4.4.3 incoming, it leads some to wonder what is in store for us. With all the chat about ugly apps lately, we’re sure to see some UI tweaks from Google. They may have tipped their hat a bit early via Twitter, where some tech support led to a glimpse at what oculd be the new dialer.

KitKat for Google Glass rolling out now

The KitKat update for Google Glass has begun rolling out, making a big leap to XE16. Prior to this update, the XE listing was at 12.1, so Google has sidestepped the norm once again and numbered an update as they see fit. The update brings quite a few changes as well, so Glass owners should get ready for this one.

Study: KitKat execution slower than Jelly Bean

Many major OEMs have made the move to KitKat, but maybe not as quick as they did to Jelly Bean. A new Chitika report shows that only about 10% of Android devices are running Android 4.4 or better. In a similar timeframe after Jelly Bean launched, it had a 16% adoption rate.

HTC One Max starting to receive Android 4.4.2 update

The HTC One Max for Verizon is receiving the latest Android update. As expected, the update is starting to roll out today, and is expected to take a few weeks to complete. While users are getting the latest in Android, they aren’t getting a Sense update just yet.

Intel releases 64-bit KitKat Kernel, new Chromebook SoC

In China, Intel has revealed their 64-bit aspirations on two fronts. Their newest Braswell chipset is one that will likely find its way into many Chromebooks, while their 64-bit Kernel for KitKat suggests a more mobile approach. Though both are still a bit further out than we’d like to think, it does give a glimpse at things to come.
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