KitKat

Google Now Launcher Comes To Play Store, With Always-On ‘Ok Google’ And Swipe For Now

Google reconfigured the Android home screen launcher somewhat with the Nexus 5, but that redesign didn't make its way out to other Nexus or Google Play Edition hardware when they received the Android

Android 4.4 KitKat Now Available For Google Play Editions Of HTC One And Samsung Galaxy S4

Android 4.4 KitKat update is <a target="_blank" href="https://plus.google.com/+android/posts/L1kmDwTi2rG">now available </a>for people who use the Google Play editions of HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4

Google Travels The World In Search Of Android Insights From Its Most Important Growth Markets

Google isn't just targeting a broader user base with Android 4.4 based on speculative assumptions – TechCrunch has learned that the Internet giant recently sent teams of Android staffers all over th

Android Will Show You Google+ Photos For Incoming Calls Beginning In 2014

Google is making Android's dialer smarter, and it already talked about KitKat features that add automatic caller ID for businesses that Google has in its places database. Early next year, the basic ph

Google’s Search Results Can Deep-Link To Your Android Apps

It should be clear by now that there's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/31/android-4-4-kitkat-google/">much more at play in Android 4.4 KitKat</a> that some early reports alluded to, and o

Android 4.4 KitKat Targets Google’s Next Billion Users, Adds Pervasive Search & Improves Google Now

Today Google announced details of its long-awaited Android 4.4 KitKat operating system for the first time, going beyond just the candy bar branding. KitKat is designed around three major tentpoles, Go

Nexus 5 Launch Likely Coming Today, Here’s What We Know So Far

Google's Nexus 5 is not a real thing yet, but at this point it's a foregone conclusion; Google will update its Android reference smartphone, which comes with the clean stock version of its mobile oper

TC Droidcast Episode 5: Samsung Galaxy Gear And Note 3, Sony’s Crazy Cameras And The KitKat Crunch Heard Round The World

We're sure glad the weekly TechCrunch Droidcast falls on a Wednesday, because this was a big one for Android. Samsung and Sony both had events at IFA in Berlin and revealed new hardware, and we're joi

Google™ Strikes Bizarre Licensing Deal With Nestlé® To Name Next Android™ Kit Kat®

Google has apparently struck a wild licensing deal with Nestlé to use the name ‘KitKat’ for its next version of Android. Though the announcement of the name by Google’s Sundar Picha

Google Announces 1B Total Android Activations, Names Next Version ‘KitKat’

Apple made waves this morning when it announced its oft-rumored September 10 event, but Google isn't giving up the day's limelight without a fight -- according to a post on Sundar Pichai's Google+ pag