Google will now be having the newer Android OS versions on all of the handsets that will be brought in the market from now on. The decision has been taken in this month, and the Smartphones which will now be launched will have nothing less than Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
As a matter of fact, Google has given a full stop the requests by manufacturers for Google Mobile Services, for the older versions of the OS, nine months after the next version of the operating system is brought in the market. This means, there should be the Android 4.3 OS version, as it was launched in July last year – still within the nine month time frame.
The GSM comes with the popular apps like Chrome, Plus, Now, Handouts and of course, the Gmail among many other products. It must be mentioned that many MNCs like HTC, Samsung and LG, do have these functionalities in their products. However, Amazon is an exception to this rule.
Keeping the window of nine months for the products to have the OS version that isn’t less than nine months old is ultimately going to serve the Smartphone users. According to Mobile Bloom, the web giant has released a memo that states these things in details.
The memo reads, ‘Each platform release will have a ‘GMS approval window’ that typically closes nine months after the next Android platform release is publicly available.’
With these new conditions in place, manufacturers will hardly be able to give a push to the low-end Smartphones in the market that have older Android OS as the newer versions of the operating systems need higher hardware.
Currently the latest Android OS is the Android 4.4 KitKat. This version is designed to make the devices with even 512MB of RAM to run without hitches. Here are the top five features of the Android 4.4 KitKat.