Top Developer Features in Android 4.4 KitKat

by Developer.com Staff

The update means mobile development firms have some new tools to learn and new features to exploit.

Smartphones and tablets featuring the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, will be hitting store shelves soon. The update comes with a plethora of new features, but a few are of significant interest to the mobile development industry, according to ReadWrite. They include the following:

  1. Full-screen immersive mode
  2. Scene transitions
  3. Screen recording
  4. Storage Access Framework
  5. New WebView and Chromium features
  6. New NFC platform support
  7. Print API
  8. Infrared Blasters
  9. New Bluetooth profiles
  10. Low-power sensors
  11. RenderScript takes advantage of device hardware

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This article was originally published on Friday Nov 8th 2013
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