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The Android 4.4 KitKat update release date has been pegged for October , as Nestle has revealed the first news about the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat on Facebook.
While replying to a user who asked “When Android 4.4 KitKat will be available”, Nestle’s German KitKat Facebook handle replied “Android 4.4 KitKat is available from October”.
Earlier this month, Google announced that it would be releasing a new Android update to replace Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Instead of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the company delivered Android 4.4 KitKat. However, Google did not mention when the Android 4.4 update would rollout.
What we do know is that the update is a partnership with Nestle and its candy, the KitKat bar. And it now looks like it may have been Nestle may have spilled some Android 4.4 KitKat news ahead of Google’s official reveal. Given the close partnership, we imagine that Nestle likely knows of Google’s plans, so it could be that this time frame is accurate.
In the official promotional video of the KitKat announcement released by Google, a person was seen holding up a phone which came with a Nexus logo at the back, very identical to the Nexus 7 (2013). The back of the mysterious phone had a matte finish and included a large camera lens which has not been seen on any Nexus device, yet.
Little else is known about the Android 4.4 KitKat update though rumors suggest that it could bring updates for older devices, fragmentation changes including screen resizing, Miracast updates, color changes and new notification widgets.
It is rumoured that the next Nexus smartphone would run Android 4.4 KitKat OS and both are expected to be launched at the same event in October that is just around the corner, we imagine Google is getting prepared to send their press invites  in which they’ll want to give attendees ample time to plan for the trip.

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Google Reveals Android 4.4 KitKat OS: 11 New Features and 6 New Technical Specifications Added

Google welcomes Android 4.4 KitKat OS version instead of unveiling Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie before 2013 ends. Google and Nestle made partnership to create the upcoming iteration of Android to 4.4 KitKat. How sweet will this new OS version could be?
Android Licks KitKat
After so many dessert-named versions of Android from Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean, Android is going to offer something with even tastier and calorie-rich dessert – KitKat.
According to the Android’s official Web site, 4.4 KitKat is official and it suspends the rumoured Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie expected in October 2013.
“Android is the operating system that powers over 1 billion smartphones and tablets. Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. As everybody finds it difficult to stay away from chocolate we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favourite chocolate treats, KitKat®.”
An image also revealed that Google already made a brand-new statue of the newest member KitKat in HQ grounds. Android 4.4 KitKat is now the upcoming latest but it doesn’t mean that Android 5.0 is no more; for now Key Lime Pie should remain in the fridge.
Android 4.4 KitKat Features
Google hasn’t revealed any features yet of the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat but instead, the company said: “our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”
With this statement from Google, it is expected that KitKat will become accessible to Android-running devices with lower RAM such as 512MB and older Android version such as 2.3 Gingerbread. This optimisation has been rumoured to be included in Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
Here are some hints on what Google would feature in Android 4.4 based on the KitKat chocolate:
1.      Beautifully immersive and multi-sensory experience similar to the KitKat bar perfection.
2.      Full improvements on battery, performance and security features which served by the near perfection of KitKat’s symmetry.
3.      Definitely for everyone as with KitKat’s unbeatable taste.
4.      Famous in the inside as the outside: KitKat’s exceptional feel and taste.
5.      Possible tri-core CPU support just like KitKat’s wafer design.
6.      Adjustable orientation which works perfectly in portrait or landscape for panoramic taste experience.
7.      TheCloud for unbelievable taste sensation.
8.      Wider global coverage so you can take it literally anywhere.
9.      No contracts, no small print. With our operating system, you’re not tied down to just one KitKat.
10.  Perfect second screen companion and compatibility with all liquid accessories via Android 4.4 KitKat.
11.  Refined software, crisp hardware and unique unibody, just like KitKat.
Technical Specifications
Since Google based Android 4.4 with KitKat, the upcoming Nexus devices running the brand-new OS out of the box would have similar specs with the chocolate bar:
Dimensions: Extremely unequivocal 10mm thick, 1 finger long and fingers wide – thinner body and more comfortable keys?
Weight: Under specific conditions KitKat 4.4 has been known to be virtually weightless – lighter than any other Android version?
Edge to Edge Display: Provides maximum user enjoyment for both work and play – thinner bezel on screen with HD resolution and 4K support as well?
Universal Compatibility: KitKat 4.4 can be accessed anywhere around the globe – more Google Drive functions or separate Android clouding system for multiple devices?
Unlimited Standby Time: With unlimited standby time, KitKat 4.4 will be ready to help you go from 0 to break in a snap – more battery improvements and optimisation or Android’s version of built-in power saving mode?
The Range: No matter what kind of break you’re looking for, with 2MB or 4MB or a chunky-bite option, we’ve got it covered – 512MB RAM support and 2.3 Gingerbread devices are not upgradable to KitKat?

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Google update Translate for Android, Now supports handwriting input in Hindi

After introducing handwriting input tool and Hindi language support to Google Translate a couple of months ago, Google has now updated the Translate app for Android with handwriting support for Hindi language. Now, with the addition of Hindi and Thai languages in this handwriting tool, Google Translate will give users the access to 48 languages via Handwrite.
The Google Translate app is a useful one especially for those traveling to a place with a different language, and handwriting input tool is one of the important value additions in this app. One can simply draw the text including multiple characters on the main panel of the handwriting tool to see the translated text in the language of their choice.
The update in the app also brings camera input translation support. With this one can now simply flash the camera of the device on to a text, click pictures of the same and check for the translation for Afrikaans, Greek, Hebrew and Serbian languages as well.
You can download the updated Google Translate app from here.

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After smartphone, Narendra Modi phablet coming soon for Rs 21,111

The team behind the upcoming Smart Namo smartphone is now developing a Narendra Modi-branded phablet too. On their Facebook page, Smart Namo has announced the specifications of this upcoming tablet, titled Smart Namo Phablet with 6.5-inch display.
A couple of days back this group had announced to dedicate not just a phone named SmartNamo but a whole series of mobile devices including feature phones to the minister by launching these in his name.
In terms of features, this phablet will have 6.5-inch full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The phablet will be powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MTK6589T processor with either 1GB of RAM or 2GB of RAM. It is expected to launch in two variants – with 1GB of RAM with 16GB of internal memory, and with 2GB of RAM with 32GB of internal memory. It will also feature expandable memory support for up to 32GB by using a microSD card.
Device will run on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean which will be upgradeable to higher versions. Other features will include a 13-megapixel camera and 2-megapixel front camera, and light, proximity, and gravity sensors. For wireless connectivity, there will be 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS support. The price of the latter is said to be Rs 21,111.
The minds behind the Smart Namo project are businessmen who hail from Gujarat and run a phone business in China. The word “Namo”, both in the name of the group and the products, stands for Narendra Modi as well as Next Generation Android Mobile Odyssey, the group’s official website reveals.

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