The past few months the folks at Samsung were accused of artificially boosting the benchmark performance of their high-end smartphones, by overclocking the CPU and GPU while the benchmark tests are running. With Android 4.4 KitKat, Samsung has ceased this behavior. The whitelists have been removed, the browser no longer detects SunSpider or Rightware’s Browsermark, and the phone doesn’t display unusual activity or processor clocks when benchmark applications are run.
While the phones do still perform better than their Android 4.2 running counterparts, that should mostly be a result of the under-the-hood improvements [...]
Shortly after announcing the upcoming availability of the first smartphone to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box, the Nexus 4, Google updated its FAQs for various devices.
Among them, Samsung Galaxy Nexus stands out due to the fact that it’s one of the few Galaxy devices that doesn’t get the Android 4.4 KitKat updates.
According to Google, “Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which first launched two years ago, falls outside of the 18-month update window when Google and others traditionally update devices.”
Android 4.4 KitKat has been designed to [...]
Google has announced the “oh so leaked” Nexus 5 officially and this time around it has popped up on the Indian Play Store as well. The Nexus 5 has a lot of specs similar to the LG G2 a 2.2 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 800 and 2GB of RAM, a 4.95-inch 1080p display.
However, what we are going to talk about is the benefits of the latest Android 4.4 aka KitKat. Google has added a plenty of useful features to the its latest version of Android, the Android 4.4 will have a new immersive mode which will hide everything in the background and will just show your up what you want to see, be it reading a book watching a movie or even [...]