The world’s most popular operating system (OS) is undoubtedly Android, by Google. Today, Android powers more than a billion tablets and Smartphones across the world. Its customizable and easy-to-use features along with its innate ability to seamlessly work with Google apps have made the little green robot the preferred OS for most tablet/phone users.
Since Android makes our life so sweet, Google has named each new version after a dessert. Starting with the Android 1.5 cupcake version which could run any app or widget, Android has seen many more versions like Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. The latest offering from Google is named the Android 4.4 KitKat, after the tempting chocolate treat. Google claims that this version is smart, simple and has something amazing for everyone.
Android KitKat comes with improved performance and great new features. Now to send a text message or get directions, all you need to say is “Ok Google”. With the new immersive mode, the game that you are playing or the movie that you are watching takes the center stage, while the rest is automatically hidden. To get back to your stuff, all you need to do is swipe the edge of your screen.
With the optimized memory and improved touch screen, you can get a much faster response and experience all that your device has to offer without a hitch. The other great features include a new phone app that automatically prioritizes your contacts and a caller ID that looks up places and businesses from Google Maps.
With the Hangouts app, you can keep a track of all your messages in one place. Printers connected to the Google Cloud Print make it possible for you to print your documents or photos right from your device. With the new Nexus 5, you can experience the Android 4.4 KitKat.
The best thing about Android is that it knows how to keep you connected to what matters. With Google Now, you can stay up-to-date with the latest, be it weather conditions, games scores, news or transit schedules. The best part is that such information automatically comes to your phone in the form of widgets on your home screen, just as and when you need them.
With Android, you have the freedom to ask Google anything that you want. You can get directions to a place, find out details about a song that is playing, send text messages and make phone calls with ease. Android is also very convenient, as all you need to do to personalize your device is to sign in to your Google account and get immediate access to your photos, emails, music, contacts and documents on the go.
If you are bored or want to take a break from work, all you need to do is touch the Google Play button and you can take your pick from great app, fun games, interesting books or cool music tracks. You could even catch up on movies that you have missed.
Whether you like to be a social butterfly, love a challenging game or like to catch up on the very latest news, there is an app in Google Play just for you. Popular apps include, Gmail, Google Keep, Google Maps, Pocket, Evernote and Pinterest amongst others.
Since Android is compatible with an entire range of devices, you have the freedom to pick the tablet/phone that is just right for you. So you can go ahead and choose a device with surround-sound speakers, a physical keyboard, a big screen or a high-resolution camera and still enjoy the benefits of Android.
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