Android 4.4 KitKat and Google’s quest to take over the world

“As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android.” — Sundar Pichai

At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about growing the audience for the company’s services and thus expanding its core business of selling advertising space. Even if the Nexus 5 is a flagship, what matters more to Google in the long run is the size of the fleet behind it. You can see that motivation driving the development of Chrome OS and the Chrome browser itself, though nothing exemplifies it quite so well as the newly released Android 4.4 KitKat.

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