5 great Android KitKat features

5 great Android KitKat features














 Android releasing new operating system called android KitKat.It is denoted as android 4.4.The main features of android KitKat is given below

  • Google Experience Launcher
  • Hangouts 2.0
  • Screen Recording
  • Caller ID
  • Gallery

Google Experience Launcher

The new action KitKat pitcher has to do with Google. Scroll to the bottom left, and you are doing a search on Google. Click on the persistent search bar at the top, and you’re doing a search on Google. Say, “OK Google” at any time, and you are doing a search on Google. I think you get the idea.

Hangouts 2.0

One day, meeting places will be the amazing communication application, all-encompassing that the world needs, but that day is not today. However, that day is a little closer as Hangouts skips version 1.2 to 2.0 with the update of KitKat, allowing the application to handle SMS, MMS, animated gifs and improved support Emoji.

Screen Recording

KitKat supports native screen recording! Hooray for all those tutorial makers! But we’ve actually been able to do that for a while as long as you have root access. If you’re new to rooting, be sure to check out our extensive Android rooting guide.

There’s a number of apps that will let you do this, a quick search of the Play Store will show you that, but my favorite is SCR Screen Recorder. It’s simple to use: you just install it, tap record, grant it root permission, and you’re on your way. It also has a settings menu so you can adjust things to your liking if need be.SRC-Recorder-1There is a free version as well as a $5.21 paid version that removes the watermark, notification icon, and allows you to record for longer than 3 minutes.
Caller ID

The new caller ID in the KitKat dialer looks awesome. It searches through Google’s databases for people or businesses registered to that number and shows you their name and photo even if they’re not in your contacts. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a lot of luck getting the dialer to function properly on non-KitKat devices, so you’re stuck with third-party options.Thread-Caller-ID-1There are some great choices out there, though! We’ve gone through four great caller ID apps that should tie you over until you can break yourself off a piece of that KitKat. Above are some screenshots from Thread, the best of the Caller ID apps that displays relevant information from whoever’s calling, including their picture, previous text messages, and social media updates.


Keeping up with Google’s continued efforts to improve Android’s photo capabilities, the new default Gallery has a quality photo editor built-in. Aside from that, it looks largely the same.

The editor has a few preset filters, preset border options, the ability to manually tweak many aspects of the filters, and options for cropping, rotating, mirroring, and straightening your photos.

There’s even a slide-out menu to the right that displays your edit history, allowing you to revert back to any point at any time. Plus, the photo editor is nondestructive, so any changes that are made are saved as a new photo, ensuring that your original photo is preserved.

You can download the Gallery apk from this XDA thread. To install it, though, you’ll have to use a file browser with root permission to place it under System > Apps and then restart your phone.

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