10 Things Developers And Users Need To Know About Android KitKat 4.4

Google’s introduction of Android 4.4 KitKat, the follow-on to three different versions of Android Jelly Bean, means that users have new features to look forward to—and that mobile developers and designers have a new toolset to learn.

KitKat is designed to work on a wide variety of devices with different amounts of RAM, even devices with as little as 512MB. But while memory optimization is the biggest change in this version of Android, KitKat also features a wide variety of new developer features and functions app makers will want to learn and exploit.

Here’s an overview of the 10 most important new developer features in Android KitKat, many of which will also significantly change the ways users interact with Android phones and tablets.