Among them are the new Hangouts app (combining SMS and MMS messages) and an attempt by the tech giant to cut down on Android’s memory footprint.
The improvements, however, may not be everything needed to ensure that your phone’s battery life stays strong.
A great report from CNET’s Sharon Vaknin on Wednesday highlighted some useful things you can do to save battery life while running Android 4.4.
The mobile OS sports an all new “Battery Saving GPS mode,” fully capable of detecting which apps are using GPS to track your location. Thankfully, you can cut down on this unsettling tracking issue all while saving some battery life by enabling the mode. This can be accessed through settings, location, mode and then “enabling” Battery Saving.
Meanwhile, there are also a variety of other things you can do to cut down on battery life. You can do things like turning off NFC, disabling the new “Ok, Google” feature and looking at the battery tool feature to find out exactly which apps are draining your phone’s battery life.
Google previously announced Android 4.4 KitKat last month along with the new Nexus 5 smartphone.