October is quickly running out which means Android 4.4 KitKat should be with us very soon, but right now it sounds like the new OS update will be going big on TV.
Korean ETNews has reported that KitKat's focus will be all about enhancing Google's TV efforts and improving compatibility between TV and devices.
According to sources speaking to the news site, KitKat will improve the big screen interface, as well as boosting communication between TVs and smaller bits of Android kit. Apparently there will be some changes to the app development environment too.
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Several days ago we reported a rumour that Google TV will be renamed to Android TV, which ties in nicely with the latest word on KitKat.
Given that Google TV is built on the Android OS, we're surprised it didn't do this sooner. But hopefully by bringing its TV efforts under the Android Google can clear up any confusion and take a decent swipe at the smart TV market.
Of course, KitKat will usher in some small phone-based changes too, but it sounds like they won't be main event this time around.
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