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What's new in Android 4.4

  • Android 4.4 is designed to run fast, smooth, and responsively on a much broader range of devices than ever before.
  • Android 4.4 targets to run efficiently, even on low-memory devices. Core system processes are trimmed to use less heap, and they now more aggressively protect system memory from apps consuming large amounts of RAM.
  • When multiple services start at once — such as when network connectivity changes — Android now launches the services serially, in small groups, to avoid peak memory demands. 
  • New NFC capabilities through Host Card Emulation.
  • Printing framework 
  • Storage access framework
  • Low-power sensors
  • Step Detector and Step Counter Read more about it here.
Must Read : Updates about new APIs...

See the Changes from API 18 - API 19

Below are links for downloading the developer tools API level 19, offline, alternatively you can download from your SDK Manager.

Download Developer Tools, API - 19

SDK Platform API - 19 (Android SDK Platform 4.4)

  ~\..\android-sdk-windows\platforms\android-19\ (Unzip files)  

Google API for Maps, usb accessory, media effects. API - 19

  ~\..\android-sdk-windows\add-ons\ (Unzip files)   

Samples for SDK - 19

 ~\..\android-sdk-windows\samples\android-19\ (Unzip files)    

ARM EABI v7a System Image, API - 19

  ~\..\android-sdk-windows\system-images\android-19\( Unzip files)  

Intel x86 Atom System Image, API - 19

  ~\..\android-sdk-windows\system-images\android-19\( Unzip files)  

Intel x86 Atom Google API(for Maps), API - 19

  ~\..\android-sdk-windows\add-ons\( Unzip files)

Sources for Android SDK, API - 19

  ~\..\android-sdk-windows\sources\android-19\ (Unzip files) 

Docs for Android SDK API - 19
 (replace the docs folder, but, this will be of no use, please refer online)

 ~\..\android-sdk-windows\docs\ (Unzip files)