The new versions of Android are not perfect, but the operating system has improved considerably over the past 10 years until it reaches version 14, which Google should officially launch and arrive in Europe shortly. However, while this is happening, the support is definitely removed one of the most mythical versions.
We are talking about Android 4.4 KitKat, which was released in 2013 and which today could continue to enjoy Google Play Services. Logically, mobiles with this version have not received system updates for a while, but they could use services like Google Maps correctly so far.
The release of this version managed to bring improvements such as the transparent notification barsupport for an infrared sensor and remote printing, and the ability for apps to open their own built-in file browser.
Less than 1% of users
Google announced on its blog that its framework of services will no longer be compatible with Android. 4.4 Kit Kat.
After 10 years, Google is clipping the wings of this version of Android, which will now see its operation very limited. Considering that a decade has passed since its release, this speaks quite well of the support time that Google offers to mobile phones
This decision was made, as has happened on other occasions, due to the low number of active Android devices with this version. They represent less than 1%, And after so long, it makes no sense for the company to continue supporting its services on these devices.
The last time Google announced a similar move was in 2021, when versions immediately prior to this one were pulled from support. After all, it is logical that after a few years Google saves effort to invest in the development or maintenance of more current versions.
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