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Anybody who calls themself an Android fan nowadays has most certainly heard the news of Android 4.4 Kitkat being around the corner and many of us are asking why. We ask this because Android 4.3 was released just a couple of months ago and with Google publically saying that they are hoping to eliminate Android’s fragmentation problem 4.4’s relase coming so soon after 4.3’s release seems a bit odd to us. But not only are we confused but some of us are a bit angry, particularly those of us who own non-Nexus devices on a carrier. Owning a non-Nexus device on a carrier like AT&T or Sprint means that you probably aren’t even running Android 4.3 yet and now you have to worry about how long it’s going to take your carrier to push Android 4.4 to your device if ever.

technologyWhy would people be worrying about receiving the new version of Android already anyways though? It’s not out yet, we know essentially nothing about it, and who knows, it might suck (probably not). But as humans we have a constant and insatiable craving for the latest and greatest, especially when it comes to consumer technology. This insatiable craving comes as a blessing and a curse, both causing us to always have amazing and powerful technology at hand and also emptying our wallets quicker than we can fill them. What does Android have anything to do with this? Andorid is always on the cusp of technological and software brilliance, and lets face it, Android has been miles ahead of iOS for years now and that’s probably not going to change for a long time because Google will continue to update and adapt Android to be at the top of its game and keep the other players like iOS and Windows Phone in the dust playing catch up.

Don’t forget what today’s really about folks, the new iPhones, the new 5a, 5b, and 5c or whatever letters Apple picked from the alphabet this time.

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Nicholas Terry

Nicholas Terry

(Author) - I am currently attending college to receive my degree in Computer Science with a pipe dream to someday work at Google. I love everything about android and smartphones and always love learning more about them or anything else tech wise. I also love developing Android apps and learning new types of code in my spare time. My current devices I use are my LG Optimus G and Nexus 7, Pebble watch is still on the way.
Nicholas Terry