Android 4.4

Business
2016-08-22 21:08:03
Android versions comparison
Android 4.4
Version nameKitKat
Key user features added
  • Screen recording
  • New Translucent system UI
  • Enhanced notification access
  • System-wide settings for closed captioning
  • Performance improvements
Key developer features added
  • Public API for SMS management.
  • Improved memory usage
  • Security enhancements (SELinux enforcing mode, new cryptographic algorithms, VPN per user...)
  • NFC Host Card Emulation (for wireless payment, loyalty programs...)
  • Printing Framework
  • Storage Access Framework
  • Hardware Sensor Batching
  • Full-screen immersive mode
  • GLES2.0 SurfaceFlinger
  • Chromium WebView
  • Audio tunneling to DSP
  • Audio monitoring
  • Wi-Fi certified Miracast
  • New Bluetooth profile
  • IR Blasters API
  • Wi-Fi Tunneled Direct Link Setup (TDLS) support
  • Tools for analyzing memory use (procstats, on-device memory status and profiling)
Release date2013-10-31
Android market share29.2 % (4.4 - 4.4.4)
API Level19
  • 2013-09-05 21:39:16
    2016-08-22 21:08:03
  • Business
    English
  • Public
    Public
  • Creative Commons License CC-BY-SA 3.0 / GNU FDL

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