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Nexus 5 – GOOG Releases First Android 4.4 (KitKat) Smartphone

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Nexus 5 – Android 4.4 (KitKat) Features

Any Nexus 5 review is going to include one of this smartphone’s key selling features — at least until other manufacturers catch up. The Google Nexus 5 runs Android 4.4 (KitKat).

nexus-5-review-android-4.4-features-kitkatAs Google’s showcase, all-Android phone, it only makes sense that the Nexus 5 would be the first to get the latest and greatest version of Android. That means Google Nexus 5 buyers can look forward to key new Android 4.4 features including

  • “OK Google” voice control from home screen and Google Now
  • Memory optimization for faster touchscreen response and higher performance multitasking
  • Hangouts app displays messages from multiple sources on a single screen
  • Google Cloud Print and enhanced mobile printing options
  • Chromecast support
  • Android Device Manager has the ability to track and remotely wipe a lost Google Nexus 5
  • Low power audio playback for extended battery life while listening to music
  • New open architecture NFC tap-to-pay, supporting Google Wallet

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