Google’s official developer portal has updated with all the details on the new Android 4.4 or “KitKat” version of the OS, which ought to be available to owners of recent Nexus phones over the coming days as well as arriving on the Nexus 5 .
As far as Google is concerned, the key new feature in Android 4.4 is the ability to have the 4.4 software run comfortably on devices with just 512MB of RAM, which should mean the next generation of budget devices — and any out there lucky enough to get upgrades — can run better than before.
There’s also native support for printing via the cloud or Wi-Fi, step counter tools, screen video recording and a full-screen mode for apps.
And a translucent tweak to the UI. Plus other things. It’s much more of an obvious step forward than the move from 4.2 to 4.3. Read more over at Google’s developer site.