Android 4.4 Kit Kat introduced something called Immersive Mode. Basically, this means users are able to go full screen. Immersive Mode is a good option for games and reading apps and allows the system status and navigation bars to be hidden, thus adding a bit more real-estate to the screen. Immersive Mode also removes some of the distraction. The catch comes in with app support though, this is something developers have to enable.
Tagged: Paranoid Android
Android 4.4 uses a device mapper (dm-verity) to reduce the risk of root kits on your OS. This new device mapper checks the filesystem storage, and attempts to detect modifications at the block level.
Android 4.4 is now out, only the newly launched Nexus 5 officially has this latest Android version. That, of course, hasn't stopped the Android community from immediately getting Android 4.4 onto other devices that may never receive an official update. This growing roster of older devices now includes LG's previous flagship, the LG Optimus G.
Android 4.4 — or simply don’t trust that your device will be getting it — Paranoid Android has come through with a very early build of their take on Android 4.4 for you. Again, this is a really alpha build, but also a very good start.
CyanogenMod you likely understand the need for the GAPPS package. At the same time, you likely understand the frustration of those packages. They can be frustrating for a variety of reasons and it looks like the folks at Paranoid Android have taken this matter into their hands. Coming by way of the Paranoid Android Google+ page, we have the "Official 0-Day GAPPS."