Friday, November 1, 2013

Google launches Nexus 5, Android KitKat

Google unveiled its next generation smartphone , the Nexus 5 , along with the Android 4.4 operating system KitKat , at a press event in San Francisco on Thursday.

The Nexus 5 a 5 - inch smartphone , will go on sale Thursday for $ 349 without contract 16GB version and $ 399 for 32GB . Both are available in black and white.

It is a lightweight , thin, a third of an inch thick and weighs 4.59 grams The phone has a fast Snapdragon processor and 800 " is pretty bad touching , " said Dave Burke , engineering director of Google Android .

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The biggest innovation in Nexus 5 is the camera lens , which moves in the phone to compensate for movement . "You do not have to worry about shaky hands , " said Burke . A new way of HDR + selects and sews the best possible recording of a burst of images .

But the company's most of the event, the promotion of the new operating system . KitKat is designed to work on all Android devices , especially in emerging markets . Other Nexus devices will receive the update " in the coming weeks ," according to Google .

The applications are tuned to use less power , said Sundar Pichai , head of Android . The Chrome browser , for example , use 16 % less energy than its predecessor KitKat , Jelly Bean .

Google also improved its voice recognition software , which can now be accessed from any screen saying " OK Google . " A translucent Google search bar will be on all screens available. Search results are an option you directly to applications - for example, the open table reservation application when you are looking for a restaurant .

Google Now , the location-aware search services will provide more results of what people around you are looking for. The application provides phone numbers for business around you , even if they are not in your contacts , and Google Cloud Print will be more opportunities to directly from Android phones on offer .

Stay tuned for our practice with the Nexus 5 KitKat .


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