Android released KitKat (Android 4.4) last night, and as usual with a new major release of Android, we have fun with all the APKs while we’re waiting for AOSP to drop, and for ROM developers to get working on our favourite ROMs. Someone out there’s already taken a dump (mind out gutter) of KitKat and posted it in the wild, AOSP is building, and Git is ready for poking around to find NSA code and other FUD conspiracies;
With that said, let the fun begin!
I’m on CM10.2 (Android 4.3) on my device, so a lot of the apps on KitKat are working without any issues or force closes (remember to wipe app data if having issues!). I first got Hangouts 2.0 last night, which finally comes with SMS integration. One less app merged! Also got the clock app. Thank goodness they made the font standard.
Then this morning I updated Play Services, Google Now and got the new Google Experience Launcher (think of the combination as the Fusion cannon transforming onto Megatron). The launcher looks great, but I’m sure that Android Police are busy with teardowns of all they can. I was using Aviate, but I think I’ll stick with the Google launcher for now.