Google has announced that it is ending support for the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. From August of this year, the APIs working with this operating system will not be compatible with the company's services, the XDA portal reports.
According to the source, the end of support for the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system should not affect users much, as most of them are already using newer versions of the Android operating system.
According to Google, less than 1% of all Android devices are running Android 4.4 KitKat. This operating system was released in 2013 and was a significant improvement over previous versions.
Among the major innovations in Android 4.4 KitKat were NFC support, wireless printing, improved multitasking, and more. The last KitKat update, Android 4.4.4, was released in July 2014.
It is expected that in October 2023, Google will release the full version of Android 14 together with the Pixel 8 smartphones. At the moment, users and developers are actively testing the beta version of this mobile operating system.