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Lilbits: AR Glasses, Ubuntu Touch, Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds, and Android 4.4 KitKat is about to get less useful

It’s been nearly a decade since Google released Android 4.4 KitKat, which brought memory improvements, initial support for identifying the source of phone calls from unknown numbers, the introduction of the “OK Google” voice keyword, an immersive mode for apps and games, and other features… some of which have survived through the years in one […]

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Paranoid Android 4.1 beta brings Pie controls to KitKat

The developers of Paranoid Android have released a first beta of PA 4.1. It’s a custom version of Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat operating system with a few major tweaks, including a customizable Quick Settings panel and the return of one of Paranoid Android’s most popular features: Pie Controls. When you enable Pie controls, the status […]

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KitKat: Thousands petition Google for official Galaxy Nexus update, indie devs port Android 4.4 to more phones

Google plans to offer Android 4.4 updates for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 tablets, and companies including HTC and Samsung are starting to reveal their update plans. But despite the efforts of third party developers to port Android 4.4 to run on the 2011-era Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google still has no plans […]

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Unofficial KitKat: Nexus 5 rooted, Android 4.4 ROMs arrive for older devices

A day after Google released Android 4.4 KitKat and launched the Nexus 5 smartphone, independent developers have started working with both. It’s now possible for anyone to root a Nexus 5 phone, and custom ROMs based on Android 4.4 KitKat have started to arrive for older phones and tablets. It’s always easy to unlock the […]

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Motorola, HTC among first to promise Android 4.4 KitKat updates

The Google Nexus family of phones and tablets won’t be the only devices running Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming months. HTC and Motorola have already announced plans to update their devices, and the Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One are already expected to get updates to the latest version of Android […]

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Lilbits (9-20-2013): A little taste of KitKat (or Key Lime Pie)

Someone at Google uploaded a few new screenshots of the Korean IME keyboard input app to the Google Play Store… and accidentally gave us a first look at Android 4.4. The images have since been removed, but in the left corner where you’d normally find a Jelly Bean debug icon when running Android 4.1 or […]