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  • Difference Between Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and KitKat 4.4

    Android Jelly Bean 4.3 v KitKat 4.4

    Both Jelly Bean and KitKat are versions of Android OS. Android Jelly Bean 4.3 is upgraded version of Jelly Bean 4.1 and KitKat is Android 4.4 versions.

    KitKat is the latest Android OS which comes with lot of new features and fixes compared to Android Jelly Bean 4.3.

    Below is the point-wise Differences Between Jelly Bean and KitKat.

    Difference Between Jelly Bean 4.3 and KitKat 4.4

    Android Jelly Bean 4.3

    Difference Between Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and KitKat 4.4

    1. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was released to the Android Open Source Project on 9 July 2012 and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (an upgraded version) was released on 24 July 2013.
    2. Android 4.1 was first run on Nexus 7 tablet and Android 4.3 version was run updated on all andriod devices with in one week of release and was available on 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet.
    3. The latest version of Android Jelly Bean is 4.3
    4. Added support for five more languages
    5. Bi-directional text and other language support
    6. Enhanced accessibility
    7. Expandable notifications
    8. Filesystem write performance improvement by running fstrim command while device is idle
    9. Improved digital rights management (DRM) APIs
    10. Improvements to Photo Sphere
    11. Smoother user interface
    12. System-level support for geofencing and Wi-Fi scanning APIs
    13. User-installable keyboard maps

    Android KitKat 4.4

    Difference Between Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and KitKat 4.4

    1. Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat, internally known as Project Svelte on 3rd September 2013.
    2. Android 4.4 KitKat was debuted on Google’s Nexus 5.
    3. The latest version of Android KitKat is 4.4.2 which was released on 9th December 2013.
    4. Ability for applications to trigger translucency in the navigation and status bars
    5. Applications can now use “immersive mode” to keep the navigation and status bars hidden while maintaining user interaction
    6. Audio tunneling, audio monitoring, loudness enhancer
    7. Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP) support
    8. Expanded functionality for notification listener services
    9. Native infrared blaster API
    10. New framework for UI transitions
    11. NFC Host Card emulation, enabling a device to replace smart cards
    12. Optimizations for performance on devices with lower specifications, including zRAM support and “low RAM” device API
    13. Public API for developing and managing text messaging clients.
    14. Refreshed interface with white elements instead of blue
    15. Sensor batching, step detector and counter APIs
    16. Settings application no longer uses a multi-pane layout on devices with larger screens
    17. Settings application now makes it possible to select default text messaging and home (launcher) application
    18. Storage access framework for retrieving content and documents from other sources
    19. The Camera application now loads Google+ Photos instead of Gallery when swiping away from the camera view
    20. WebViews now based on Chromium engine (feature parity with Chrome for Android 30)
    21. Wireless printing capability

    After reading the above differences, I think now you can make a wise decision as to upgrade to KitKat 4.4 or stick to Android Jelly Bean 4.4.

    Posted under: Technology
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