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5:35TITLE: Classin' It UpNexus Parade0:05:00

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All stories subject to change before showtimeGUEST: Cameron Summerson, Senior Editor, Android Police
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JHThis episode is brought to you by iFixit (I-Fix-It). You can fix it--and iFixit makes it easy, with step-by-step repair guides, high quality replacement parts, and all the tools you’ll need. For $10 off your purchase of $50 or more, go to ifixit.com/twit and enter the code AAA at checkout.And by ting.com. Ting is a mobile phone service that makes sense. Save money with Ting - pay for what you use, doesn't require a contract and offers unlimited devices on one account. To save $25 on your first Ting device visit allaboutandroid.ting.com, that’s allaboutandroid.ting.com

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JHWelcome to All About Android, Episode 134, recorded on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Your weekly source for the latest news, hardware and apps for the Android faithful.

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I'm Jason Howell --- I'm Ron Richards --- And I'm Gina Trapani!Times for segments

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Intro0:05:00

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This week, we'll be discussing KitKat, Nexus 5, Google Glass, Ingress, and whats likely to be the best game ever in the history of the world.News0:05:00

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November Android Distribution Numbers: Jelly Bean Now On More Than Half Of Devices, Gingerbread Stubbornly Holding On [1]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/02/november-android-distribution-numbers-jelly-bean-now-on-more-than-half-of-devices-gingerbread-stubbornly-holding-on/Ready NewsHardware0:05:00

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5:40KitKat (4.4)LinksVIDEO0:20:00Apps0:05:00

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JHAnnouncement [2]http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/android-for-all-and-new-nexus-5.htmlAD0:05:00

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Google's official Android KitKat YouTube Playlisthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3H7nJ4QaD8&list=PLWz5rJ2EKKc-2quE-o0enpILZF3nBZg_KVIDEO

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Google Aims for the Next Billion Users With Android KitKathttp://allthingsd.com/20131031/google-aims-for-the-next-billion-users-with-android-kitkat/

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#1: "Smartphone penetration is less than five percent in emerging markets. For 2014, our goal is, how do we reach the next billion people.”WHAT WOULD SUNDAR SAY #1Android Arena0:05:00

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#2: “What we call today ‘fragmentation,’ those people wouldn’t have gotten those smartphones without the ability to ship them with Gingerbread. Unlike other players (he means Apple), we aren’t focused on a segment of the market. Internally, we wake up and we think, how can we make something for everyone?”WHAT WOULD SUNDAR SAY #2

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GTSOFTWARE [3]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/01/need-to-catch-up-here-are-44-android-police-stories-on-kitkat-4-4-and-the-nexus-5-launch/ALL of AP's stories on KK/N5

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KitKat Feature Spotlight: 4.4 Includes Moto X-style "OK Google" Voice Commands, But Only On The Nexus 5 For Nowhttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/31/kitkat-feature-spotlight-4-4-includes-moto-x-style-ok-google-voice-commands-but-only-on-the-nexus-5-for-now/

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Google Now and speech recognition get big updates in Android 4.4 KitKathttp://www.theverge.com/2013/10/31/5051458/android-kit-kat-bring-big-updates-to-google-now-and-speech-recognition

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KitKat Feature Spotlight: Apps Can Now Go Truly Full-Screen, Hide The Navigation Barhttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/31/kitkat-feature-spotlight-apps-can-now-go-truly-full-screen-hide-the-navigation-bar/PIC

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Google Does Caller ID: KitKat 4.4 Matches Numbers Against Google Places, And Starting In 2014, Google Personal Accountshttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/04/google-does-caller-id-kitkat-4-4-matches-numbers-against-google-places-and-apps-for-business-and-starting-in-2014-google-personal-accounts/PICS

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KitKat Feature Spotlight: New Storage Access Framework Makes Opening Files A More Consistent And Attractive Experiencehttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/31/kitkat-feature-spotlight-new-storage-access-framework-makes-opening-files-a-more-consistent-and-attractive-experience/PICS

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KitKat Photo Editorhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+NicolasRoard/posts/8PU9MsZwn8MVIDEO

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RRHARDWARE SUPPORT/UPDATES [4]

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KitKat Feature Spotlight: Audio Tunneling To DSP Dramatically Reduces Battery Consumption When Playing Audiohttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/31/kitkat-feature-spotlight-audio-tunneling-to-dsp-dramatically-reduces-battery-consumption-when-playing-audio/

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Project Svelte' Extends Android 4.4 Support To Devices With As Little As 512MB Of RAMhttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/31/kitkat-feature-spotlight-project-svelte-extends-android-4-4-support-to-devices-with-as-little-as-512mb-of-ram/

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KitKat Feature Spotlight: Android Now Supports IR Blasters Natively, But Only Sending Behavior, Not Learning / Receivinghttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/31/kitkat-feature-spotlight-android-now-supports-ir-blasters-natively-but-only-sending-behavior-not-learning-receiving/

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Android 4.4 Feature: NFC Payments No Longer Require Secure Element, Use Emulation Workaroundhttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/31/tap-that-android-4-4-feature-nfc-payments-no-longer-require-secure-element-use-emulation-workaround/

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JHSECURITY [5]

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Android KitKat Security Teardown: 4 Hits, 1 Misshttp://www.informationweek.com/security/mobile/android-kitkat-security-teardown-4-hits/240163560

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Google taking aim at device modders in 4.4http://www.xda-developers.com/android/google-taking-aim-at-device-modders-in-android-4-4-kitkat/Thanks to fcmugen from the subreddit!

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GTDEVELOPERS [6]

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Google Announces App Indexing In Google Search, Will Begin Providing Deep Links To Apps Within Search Resultshttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/31/google-announces-app-indexing-in-google-search-will-begin-providing-deep-links-to-apps-within-search-results/

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Making your App Content more Accessible from Googlehttp://android-developers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/making-your-app-content-more-accessible.html

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RRPLANS FOR KITKIT ROLLOUT [7]

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Android 4.4 KitKat updates approach: HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung<<<Wrong link

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Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat (updated) http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/31/google-galaxy-nexus-kitkat/

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JHGoogle just pulled a “Facebook Home”: KitKat’s primary interface is Google Searchhttp://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/11/google-just-pulled-a-facebook-home-kitkats-primary-interface-is-google-search/BOLD move.

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Download and install the new Google Experience Launcher for yourselfhttp://phandroid.com/2013/10/31/download-and-install-the-new-google-experience-launcher/

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iFixit is an amazing resource. It’s probably best known for its teardowns of devices, but it’s also an online community, with over 10,000 repair guides for everything from your smartphone, computer, tablet, and game console to your home appliances and even your bike.

It’s like having a free online repair manual for everything. If you’ve shattered your Galaxy screen, need to repair your laptop, or swap the battery on your Galaxy S3, iFixit has got you covered. They can even hook you up with the parts you’ll need to do it, and everything they sell is tested and guaranteed. iFixit also makes the most trusted repair tools for consumer electronics, including the Pro Tech Toolkit.

http://ifixit.com/twit0:05:00

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JHTalking Points (Pro Tech Toolkit ← link):
70 tools to assist you with any mod, malfunction, or misfortune that comes your way.
The toolkit is the gold standard for electronics work, from garage hackers to the CIA and FBI--but more importantly their unique tools are used in service departments everywhere.
Host Note: Please open and focus on the 54 Bit Driver Kit inside - http://bit.ly/54bit
Includes iFixit’s 54 Bit Driver Kit, with 54 standard, specialty, and security bits.
Phillips bits (small and large electronics)
Pentalobe bits (iPhones and Mac laptops)
Torx and Torx Security bits (Computers, game consoles & controllers)
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+7+2nd+Generation+Teardown/16072<-example teardown

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Tri-Wing bit (Video game consoles)
Triangle bit (McDonald’s toys--this kit has a bit for everything!)
Swivel-top precision driver
Flex extension for hard to reach screws (Stereo equipment, PC towers)
ESD-safe precision tweezers for delicate manipulation (Watches, clocks)
Anti-static wrist strap keeps your devices safe from accidental static discharge (Arduino projects, all electronics repair)
Nylon spudger, metal spudgers, and plastic opening tools for prying, scraping (Tablet repair, cleaning heatsync mounts)
Lightweight, compact, durable tool roll make it the on-the-go choice for repair professionals and amateurs alike.
Only $64.95 and backed by a one-year warranty.
Hobbyists and home DIY fixers also use the Pro Tech Toolkit for doorknobs, eyeglasses, cabinet doors, sink fixtures, and more. If you are looking for a great addition to an artists or hobbyist's tool chest, look no further.
Best of all--there are thousands of free iFixit guides to help you put your tools to use!
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Samsung+Galaxy+S4+Display+Assembly+Replacement/16540<-example guide

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The holidays are just around the corner. The Pro Tech Toolkit is the perfect gift for any geek, hobbyist, or Do-It-Yourselfer!

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We thank iFixit for their support of All About Android.

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Ready Hardware

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6:05Nexus 5LinksVIDEO0:15:00

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RRN5 is official

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The LG Nexus 5 Is Finally Live In Google Play – 5-inch 1080p Screen, 16/32GB Of Storage, And Android 4.4 Starting At $349http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/31/the-lg-nexus-5-is-finally-live-in-google-play-5-inch-1080p-screen-1632gb-of-storage-and-android-4-4-starting-at-349/

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Google's Nexus 5 with KitKat available today, starting at $349: hands-on impressionshttp://www.theverge.com/2013/10/31/5049068/googles-nexus-5-with-android-kit-kat-available-today-starting-349

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CJHands On (Chad)

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Nexus 5 Receives Teardown Treatment, Receives a Solid Repairability Score of 8http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/05/nexus-5-receives-teardown-treatment-receives-a-solid-repairability-score-of-8/

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GTOrdering/Shipping/Availability

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16GB Black Nexus 5 Sells Out In The US Play Store After Just 33 Minutes [Update: All Versions Now Showing Multiple Week Waits]http://phandroid.com/2013/11/01/nexus-5-orders-delayed/

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Nexus 5 ship time slips to 3 to 4 weekshttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57610683-94/nexus-5-ship-time-slips-to-3-to-4-weeks

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Nexus 5 coming to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobilehttp://reviews.cnet.com/8301-6452_7-57610267/nexus-5-coming-to-at-t-sprint-t-mobile/

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JHCamera

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Nexus 5 camera vs Nexus 4, HTC One, iPhone 5S, Lumia 1020, Galaxy S4, Note 3 and Xperia Z1http://recombu.com/mobile/news/google-nexus-5-camera-comparison_M19696.htmlPICS

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Here are a few new Nexus 5 camera samples (let’s hope these aren’t taken down)http://phandroid.com/2013/10/31/more-nexus-5-camera-samples/PICS

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6:20AD

What is Ting?
Ting is no BS mobile service.
Ting is an MVNO (reseller) of the nationwide Sprint network.
http://allaboutandroid.ting.com0:05:00

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RRHow is Ting different?
No contracts or ETFs: Truly and completely contract-free; no early termination fees or other BS.
NEW-ETF Relief Program: If you’re paying an ETF to come to Ting, they’ve got your back. Ting will give you credit for 25% of your ETF up to $75 per device. Simply purchase your device thru Ting, port your number, then submit your final bill with your ETF detailed from your previous carrier. Go to ting.com/etf for more information.
No bundling or ride-along services: Rates range XS through XXL service levels for voice minutes, text messages and megabytes of data, all billed separately.
No overage charges or penalties: The other guys charge you if you go over your allocated minutes/texts/data. If you have a heavier month with Ting, just pay for what you used.

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No add-on charges: Voicemail, caller ID, tethering, hotspot, three-way calling, call forwarding and other features are all part of service; no add-on charges.
No mysterious line items on your bill: Ting charges for what you used plus whatever taxes they’re legally required to collect. No hidden charges, recovery fees or other BS.
Unlimited devices on one plan: Have as many devices as you want on one plan sharing pooled minutes, messages and megabytes. Each device on a plan costs a flat $6 per month.
A powerful online account control panel: Take control of your account, your usage and bills in the powerful online control panel.
No-hold customer support: Call us at 1-855-TING-FTW anytime between 8am and 8pm EST and a real person will pick up the phone.
Excellent online support: http://help.ting.com has active customer forums, a simple and powerful help ticketing system, video tutorials, video start up guides and much more.

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How Ting works:
First you purchase your mobile device from Ting which you will receive in 2-5 business days. Then you activate your device with Ting and have the option to select a new phone number or port an existing one. Ting will break your rates out by minutes, text messages and megabytes and bill you at the end of the month for what you’ve used.

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Ready Apps

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6:25Email0:05:00

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JHHey All About Android listeners. I've recently been working on a little game that pays homage to this awesome podcast.

It's a 2d endless runner but what makes it awesome is that it features the hosts of All About Android and has awesome Android themed powerups!!!

Here's a video of some gameplay footage! Keep in mind this is a work in progress.

Matthew Holtzem
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107227549043927534637/posts/9cQJnfXBX5r(from the AAA Community in G+)

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6:30Android Arena!Play Store LinkVIDEO0:20:00

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Last Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/133

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This week's face-off: TKTKTKTKTK

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Jason - Robot Unicorn Attack 2 (FREE) [8]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pikpok.rua2http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pikpok.rua2

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Gina - Stay Alive! (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.synetics.stay.alivehttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.synetics.stay.alive

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Cameron - Saga - Automatic Lifelogging (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aro.sagahttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aro.saga

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Ron - Moves (FREE) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.protogeo.moveshttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.protogeo.moves

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This Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/133

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ANNOUNCE NEXT WEEK: TKTKTKTKTKTK

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6:50Signoff

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Ron - plug

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Chad - plug

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Jason - plug

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TWiT Survey!!!http://twit.tv/survey

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[1] Monthly numbers update! JB 52.1% GB 26.3% ICS 19.8%
[2] No event. No lead up. Just an embargo that lifted and a few Google press releases. And a playlist of videos recorded at Google Developers Live showcasing various pieces of the new platform. What they announced were, of course, the long-expected details and release of Android 4.4 KitKat, as well as the new Nexus 5 device. Two overarching themes of KitKat: 1. "bringing more Google smarts to Android" ie immediate access to information the user needs. 2. "reaching the next 1 billion users" by lowering the hardware requirements needed to run the latest version of Android. 512 megs of RAM. At an event in SF on launch day, Android head Sundar Pichai had this to say: WHAT WOULD SUNDAR SAY: "Smartphone penetration is less than five percent in emerging markets. For 2014, our goal is, how do we reach the next billion people.” Emerging markets like Mexico, India, Brazil, Russia and Indonesia sell a lot of Android devices, but many of those low end devices are selling brand new with Gingerbread, keeping prices down. KitKat reduces the minimum memory requirement to 512megs RAM meaning these lower end devices can STILL run cutting edge versions of the OS AND run more modern apps. Pichai also said this: WHAT WOULD SUNDAR SAY: “What we call today ‘fragmentation,’ those people wouldn’t have gotten those smartphones without the ability to ship them with Gingerbread. Unlike other players (he means Apple), we aren’t focused on a segment of the market. Internally, we wake up and we think, how can we make something for everyone?”
[3] Software improvements: - Touchless voice commands: "OK Google" command is hardware dependent. Only N5 has access to it so far. - Voice commands from home screen: And Google Now. (More on this later ie. Ron piece) - Immersive mode: Full screen apps that hide nave and status bars. User pulls down from top to bring them back. - Translucent Notification/Navigation in home and supported apps - Phone gets caller ID/Yellow pages lookup - Emoji in KB - New SMS rules: One app is registered as the default SMS app for send/receive. - Native screen recording (any resolution to .mp4) - better Play store demos? :) - Storage access framework: apps prompting for file browsing will trigger the sidebar nave menu, with access to recent files, cloud storage providers, and internal file storage - Brand new photo editor
[4] Hardware improvements - Audio Tunneling to DSP saving battery when playing audio - Better performance on low RAM (512MB+) devices: "Project Svelte" includes a number of options for manufacturers to work with on their lower spec'd phones. NOTE: won't magically make older devices work better - See Galaxy Nexus (aging OMAP SoC) - Hardware sensor batching support (sensor events deliver in chunks and not individually, saving battery and performance over time) - Native sensor support for Step Detector (detect step, perform action) and Step Counter (log steps into accumulated number) - IR Blaster support (sending, not receiving) - Printing support: Any printer over WiFi or through Google Cloud Print - NFC opens wide for developers removing secure element requirement - Support for Bluetooth MAP (Message Access Profile): BT enabled cars from the past 4 years are MAP enabled, and this will improve Android's SMS/MMS functionality with them
[5] 4.4 brings a number of security enhancements: - Android sandbox gets SELinux changes: (originally introduced in 4.2) to restrict software to running at a bare minimum privilege level minimizing the impact of malicious software. In 4.4 it defaults to "enforcing" mode meaning malicious apps can't change or disable SElinix security. - Encryption improvements: Android notifies user if digital certificate of a site no longer matches that which Google has on record. - VPNs are applied per user of device - App Permission Controls, introduced in 4.3, has been REMOVED with no indication as to why it no longer exists. The last seems to a big deal for at least OUR audience, so listen up. If you root and ROM your device, things could get much more difficult for you starting with 4.4. Verified Boot aka Device-Mapper-Verity is a security measure that "prevents persistent rootlets that can hold root privileges and compromise devices." What does this mean? Essentially, it will no longer be possible to gain root to a device with a LOCKED bootloader through an exploit. DM verity is (as Jason said) a block level data verification tool. And all future Android devices with 4.4 will have this in the build. Device makers can choose to enable it, but if a device has an unlocked bootloader, no problems. If its locked, and is utilizing DM verity as a security measure, good luck rooting that device. BitDefender analyzed and said "This means that alternative ROMs such as CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android or others will have a hard time getting on devices other than developer or Nexus ones running stock Android." One bright side, as XDA points out, if you are able to change the kernel on your device, this feature won't be a concern. Utlimately, if flashing ROMs and root-level molding is important to you, probably best to start sticking to devices that have an unlocked bootloader and a modifiable kernel.
[6] Devs: - Android WebView now driven by Chromium, not the old WebKit browser: Web wrapper apps get a performance bump as a result. (HTML5, CCS3, JavaScript, etc) - Transition framework: Devs define scenes (a view hierarchy) and transitions (how the scene transforms when a user enters/exits it) resulting in smooth animations in UX with less work needed - App Indexing: Allows Google to access Android apps through search, allowing user to launch search result into an Android app directly.
[7] Motorola: Moto X (on all carriers), DROID Ultra, DROID Maxx, DROID Mini, Developer Editions of the Moto X. Sony: News on their devices sometime this week, they say LG: Nothing official HTC: HTC One Play edition by end of November, HTC One (the rest of em) starting end of January 2015. Samsung: Nothing official, though tipsters say the Note III is already testing 4.4. Likely, the Play edition S4 will get it sooner than the rest. Nexus 4/7/10: Google only said "soon" Google did confirm that the Galaxy Nexus will not receive KitKat. (reason likely being that Texas Instruments, who built the OMAP SoC in the GNex is out of the mobile market. They would need to update the drivers/binaries to make it work. So it ain't happening.)
[8] Gems give you power up capabilities