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The Best of the Week (Nov. 1): Mobile Zone

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The Best of the Week (Nov. 1): Mobile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (Nov. 1 to Nov. 7). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Predictions for Android KitKat

It’s that time again. The web is buzzing with news of the latest Android version and the latest mobile device in the Nexus family, the LG Nexus 5. One can safely say that the Nexus 5 will bring out the best that Android has to offer. But what about the latest version of Android?

2. Android 4.4 KitKat, the Browser and the Chrome WebView

Android 4.4 has made a big change in the OS’ internals for HTML5 development: it has replaced its original WebKit-based WebView with modern Chromium, and the new Android Browser is also powered by Chromium. Besides the good news, not everything looks exciting in these changes, though. Let’s see why.

3. Overview of New Features in Android 4.4 KitKat

Now that Android 4.4 KitKat has been officially announced, you may be wondering what new features are in store. In this article, you'll find a pair of complete overviews of the new features in KitKat, one for those who want to read, and one for those who want to watch and listen.

4. More About Android 4.4 from Google's Developer Advocates and Engineers

Google's engineers and developer advocates have been posting tons of interesting post to Google+ allowing us to deepen our knowledge of the new platform version.

5. How Following Android Guidelines Can Change Users' Perception of Your App

When the author found the Hotel Search HRS app, there seemed to be two versions in the Play Store with different package names. After digging a bit more, it became clear that they had an app before that was very unsuccessful. In this article, you'll see how they turned a bad design around.

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