The latest version of the Android OS is called KitKat (in keeping with the theme of sweets in alphabetical order.) It is the successor to Jelly Bean. This Android version 4.4 made its debut with the Nexus 5 smartphone. This phone retails for $349 for 16GB and $399 for 32GB at the Google Play store. So far it is only carried by T-Mobile and Sprint. We hear it isn’t compatible with Verizon. Shame.
They are running a contest with KitKat – the crispy wafer bars that is. The KitKat bars with the Android on the wrapper has a special code inside. The prizes:
Grand Prize: Google Nexus 7 (1,000 available)
1st Prize: $5 credit for Google Play (150,000 available)
2nd Prize: A coupon for a free 8-oz KitKat Minis Pouch (20,000 available)
So what’s new in KitKat?
No need to touch the screen – just say “OK Google” to launch voice search, send a text, get direction, play a song…
Faster multitasking – faster more accurate response. Listen to music while surfing the web.
Smarter caller ID – if it isn’t in your contacts, it will search Google Maps for a listing.
All messages together – All SMS and MMS messages in Hangouts app.
Emoji – on the keyboard – express yourself!
Print – print to a cloud printer or HP ePrinter (or any other printer that has an app in the Google Play Store) from your phone.
Access your files – you can use Quickoffice to open and save files on Google drive.
Currently, KitKat is only available on the Nexus 5.