Difference Between Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and 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
- 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.
- 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.
- The latest version of Android Jelly Bean is 4.3
- Added support for five more languages
- Bi-directional text and other language support
- Enhanced accessibility
- Expandable notifications
- Filesystem write performance improvement by running fstrim command while device is idle
- Improved digital rights management (DRM) APIs
- Improvements to Photo Sphere
- Smoother user interface
- System-level support for geofencing and Wi-Fi scanning APIs
- User-installable keyboard maps
Android KitKat 4.4
- Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat, internally known as Project Svelte on 3rd September 2013.
- Android 4.4 KitKat was debuted on Google’s Nexus 5.
- The latest version of Android KitKat is 4.4.2 which was released on 9th December 2013.
- Ability for applications to trigger translucency in the navigation and status bars
- Applications can now use “immersive mode” to keep the navigation and status bars hidden while maintaining user interaction
- Audio tunneling, audio monitoring, loudness enhancer
- Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP) support
- Expanded functionality for notification listener services
- Native infrared blaster API
- New framework for UI transitions
- NFC Host Card emulation, enabling a device to replace smart cards
- Optimizations for performance on devices with lower specifications, including zRAM support and “low RAM” device API
- Public API for developing and managing text messaging clients.
- Refreshed interface with white elements instead of blue
- Sensor batching, step detector and counter APIs
- Settings application no longer uses a multi-pane layout on devices with larger screens
- Settings application now makes it possible to select default text messaging and home (launcher) application
- Storage access framework for retrieving content and documents from other sources
- The Camera application now loads Google+ Photos instead of Gallery when swiping away from the camera view
- WebViews now based on Chromium engine (feature parity with Chrome for Android 30)
- 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.
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