Why app founders were not happy and satisfied with Android 4.4 KitKat OS?

Google has served us much more sophisticated things in the last decade. If you update with the new technologies, you surely know that Google stopped supporting the KitKat OS version very soon after its release and behind this, there were certain reasons why all the new app actually should have nothing to do with Android 4.4 KitKat.

Material Design

One of the most common things you can think at first about Android. When picking the version of your app should be available from, you must keep in mind that material design with its features.

Especially, when you have designed your app with all tiny features making it look splendid and release it on the system that does not support them. Why waste your time on the design then? This was the reason why app founders forget about Android 4.4 Kitkat OS very soon.


One of the most important things without which one can not imagine a Smartphone. With Android 4.4 Kitkat, one can't see the notification when the screen is blocked, they also don't handle incoming calls so anyone who calls you actually interferes you when you're using an app.


It is very obvious that Google tries its best for each Android release to be faster and less consuming than the previous one, and there is no exception when we talk about Android 4.4 and 5.0. There is a big difference and if you don't want to get a one-star mark on your app in the Play Store from users as they think your app is slow and heavy then I believe you need no further excuses to avoid such conditions.

Your Target group

As humans, we tend to go forward and everything- which is advance and good. However, Android users seem to break that rule when we look at the statistics. Millennial don't invest in legacy technology, although they always carve for the newest one.

If your target group is not 40+ then you need to go to any public place, a cafe, a cinema or just visit the nearest university and observe what kind of devices your target group is using and it's sure you'll not find a good number of people using KitKat OS.


Finally, of course, you may think that those problems are not yours but developers and testers who are responsible for the delivery of your app. This is true but you have to believe, adapting any application to Android 4.4 takes time, and time means money.

Some of the other problems founds were poor connectivity, poor battery life, UI flaws, etc.. Also, Android Police claimed another audio bug on the Android 4.4 KitKat. Google is known for being unpredictable, thus, users who suffered from issues and problems wait for the new updates and quickly switched to the new version of the Android OS.

Why app founders were not happy and satisfied with Android 4.4 KitKat OS?
Dev Bhushan

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