Android KitKat Blocks Some Access to Micro SD Cards

While many Android phones have done away with expandable storage, enthusiast site Android Police has discovered that Google is pushing to limit the ability of apps to write to certain portions of SD cards altogether as of Android 4.4 (KitKat). The changes (which you can read about in-depth at the source link below) now mean […]

Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat Update: What You Need to Know

Although Samsung did not announce anything about the Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update just yet, a number of reasons point out that an update is on the way to users already. In September, Google announced the Android 4.4 KitKat update but the company revealed too little information about it. In November, the update started rolling out for the Nexus devices […]

Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 Android 4.4 KitKat Updates: What We Know So Far

While many companies have announced Android 4.4 KitKat updates and release date details for those updates, one company in particular remains silent about its plans for Android 4.4 KitKat. Unfortunately that company is Samsung, maker of popular devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, andSamsung Galaxy Note 3. In September, Google announced its latest […]

How to Find a Phone Number in Android 4.4 KitKat

The standard phone dialer has essentially looked and felt the same since the introduction of the smartphone; with a list of contacts to scroll through as well as a numeric dialer. With Android 4.4 KitKat, Google has reimagined the dialer for a smartphone world, embracing Google’s powerful search engine to help users find phone numbers. […]

How to Save Files to Google Drive in Android 4.4 KitKat

Google enhanced the document saving functionality in Android 4.4 KitKat, creating a more system-wide approach to file management. In previous versions of Android, you needed to edit a document in the Google Drive app in order to save it to Google Drive. Now, more apps can access your Google Drive and other cloud storage accounts […]

Gmail for Android gets a vacation responder, attachment support for all file types, and printing on KitKat

Google today updated Gmail for Android, adding a vacation responder, attachment support for all file types, and printing on Android 4.4 KitKat. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play. The vacation responder is rather timely, given that it’s right before the holiday season. If you forgot to set or update your message before leaving […]

Five Ways to Increase Battery Life on Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat is officially here. Well, it’s here if you’re a Nexus 5 owner. Nobody knows when the rest of the Android world will be getting the latest update, but let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later. Today, we’re going to show you how to easily increase battery life on your Nexus 5 by […]

How To Enable Lock Screen Widgets In Android 4.4 KitKat

Lock screen widgets were first introduced to Android last November with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but in Google’s latest KitKat release, they’re disabled by default. But don’t worry — they haven’t been killed off altogether; you just need to enable them again if you want to use them. Here’s how. Open up the Settings app […]