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Offline RobInfinity

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What does the 4.4 upgrade give me?
« on: November 21, 2013, 03:12:01 PM »
My first gen Nexus 7 is upgrading from whatever it upgraded to last time, to Android 4.4. Since this is all automatic and I don't keep up like I should, I am wondering. What will this upgrade give me that I didn't have before?



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Re: What does the 4.4 upgrade give me?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 04:28:24 PM »
Here's Google's official 'KitKat' Android 4.4 page that shows the new features you'll get.  There's changes to the graphics, new voice and search features, expanded Google Now functions, new phone app and caller ID, included QuickOffice, new Bluetooth support and lots of other stuff.  No one new feature will really hit you over the head screaming 'new' except maybe the Google Now but all in all, dozens of different parts of Android get reworked, upgraded and simplified.   A lot of work has also been done to make it faster and smoother.  Here's the link: http://www.android.com/versions/kit-kat-4-4/
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Re: What does the 4.4 upgrade give me?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 10:38:31 PM »
Immersive mode is really nice and hopefully more applications will make use of it in the coming months. As much as I liked the Holo blue I'm really liking the white status icons and overall de-blue of Android.

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« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 06:22:24 PM by JayJ »
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Re: What does the 4.4 upgrade give me?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013, 12:19:35 PM »
Thanks!

I can definitely say it is a LOT faster!

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Re: What does the 4.4 upgrade give me?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 10:50:37 AM »
Any advice on techniques to accelerate delivery of the OTA update?  For instance, does manually checking for updates have any effect?

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Re: What does the 4.4 upgrade give me?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 11:10:28 AM »
This might help explain things but won't help you get the update quicker...

http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/21/android-engineer-explains-why-mashing-check-for-updates-on-nexus-devices-isnt-helping-you/

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Re: What does the 4.4 upgrade give me?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 04:17:31 AM »
Immersive mode is really nice and hopefully more applications will make use of it in the coming months. As much as I liked the Holo blue I'm really liking the white status icons and overall de-blue of Android.

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I like the removal of the holo blue as well. I think this was a big favor for the themers. Removing all that blue and substituting other colors was painstaking! Could never find that one .PNG!

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Re: What does the 4.4 upgrade give me?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 10:40:32 PM »
A crispy wafer covered in milk chocolate and.... J/k

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