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Android KitKat to make improvements in budget phones and wearables.

Nov 3 2013, 5:30pm CST | by , in News | Android

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Rumors doing the rounds indicate that Google still has a few tricks up its sleeve this year. The latest Android KitKat iteration is rumored to have been designed to tackle the tricky fragmentation problem.

According to reliable sources,the newest operating system from Android issue will work even on smartphones and handsets with fewer specifications that the current batch of super smart phones. The OS has been designed to optimize memory use in major components and will ostensibly include tools to create memory-friendly apps for new entrant phones with memory as low as 512 MB.

In a related topic is the discussion about Google's new plans to design smartwatches and visors with its Android operating system. Google has come to be well-known for the range of wearables it has been designing for consumers with Android as its base OS. The new version Of Android's operating system will ostensibly include support for three new sensors - step detection, geomagnetic rotation vector, and step counters. Speculations are rife that this could be Android's answer to the inclusion of a dedicated motion processor in the latest iPhone operating system. According to a reliable source, the new features of KitKat are geared towards the new smartwatch underway.

Google is still working on enhancing NFC capabilities in its products, and improving smartphone features to control television and other devices. This is currently taking up all of Google's time and involves a closer look at how Android works with IR Blasters.

Bluetooth is another area Google is looking at, with Message Access Profile and Bluetooth HID over GATT the latest version of Android providing support for. Other changes include a new full screen mode allowing developers to create edge to edge interfaces, a hidden navigation bar and significant power savings.

Consumers are eagerly anticipating Google's latest operating system with a bunch of enhancements and new features.

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