Along with the Google Nexus 5, Android 4,4 Kit Kat is now official, and as we heard previously, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS is designed to work with budget devices as well as the latest high end Android smartphones.
Android 4.4 Kit Kat will work with devices that have 512MB of RAM and above, Google are looking for all of the new handset in 2014 to come with Kit Kat, at the moment, some new budget devices come with older versions of Android like ICS or Gingerbread.
We did this not only within Android but across Google services like Chrome and YouTube. RAM (or memory) is one of the most expensive parts of a phone, and now Android can run comfortably on the 512MB of RAM devices that are popular in much of the world, bringing the latest goodies in Android 4.4 within reach for the next billion smartphone users.
This would mean that Android 4.4 Kit Kat would work well on older existing handsets which have 512MBof RAM or above, although we suspect it will be up to the manufacturers and carriers, on whether they decide to update these devices.
The video below gives us a look at what is new in Android 4.4 Kit Kat, there are a wide range of new features, and you can find out full details over at Google.
Google also announced some devices that will get Android 4.4 Kit Kat shortly, the list includes the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, more devices will get it as well, although these have not been announced as yet.