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Android 4.4 features detailed as KitKat lands

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A range of new Android 4.4 features have been detailed by Google as the KitKat themed operating system lands aboard the newly confirmed Google Nexus 5.

A relatively minor upgrade over Android 4.3 rather than a comprehensive overhaul of the much loved mobile operating system, Android 4.4 sees a range of new features introduced as the Jelly Bean name finally gives way to a marketing department’s dream in the KitKat tie-in.

Making the operating system more accessible, Google, with Android 4.4 has made a big push into a sleeker, less cluttered interface, as well as making sure the OS will be fully compatible with everything from the flagship smartphone powerhouse the wallet-friendly entry-level models.

"Building a platform that makes mobile phones accessible for everyone has always been at the heart of Android," Google's Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome & Apps Sundar Pichai stated in unveiling the revised operating system.

Reducing the demands of the platform, Pichai has revealed that Android 4.4 KitKat will “run comfortably” on all manner of devices, with minimum system requirements being dropped to just 512MB of RAM.

Stay tuned for more Android 4.4 details as we get them.

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