What are the differences between Android 4.4 Kitkat,Android 5.1 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.1 Nougat?

       If you have some Android devices you will see Android OS is upgrading every year. But few people notice the differences between Android OS. Here we are going to compare Android OS version from 4.4 Kitkat to 7.1 Nougat and check the differences when it comes to Android TV Box.

Kitkat VS Lollipop

Apart from the new launcher and new surface of Android 5.1, the biggest difference between Kitkat and Lollipop is the running speed. Android 5.1 is 64 bit which is progressed than Android 4.4 and it introduces new Android Run Time (ART) officially replacing Dalvik for improved application performance.


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Lollipop VS Marshmallow

For TV Box, Android 6.0 is still popular in 2017. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow has several major improvements compared to the current Android 5.1 Lollipop:

Firstly, Devices based on Android 6.0

Marshmallow does not have stuck phenomena.

Secondly, App Links (APP Association): Android 6.0 to strengthen the association between software, Google shows an example in the field. such as your mailbox to receive an e-mail, inside has a Twitter link, the user clicks on the link you can jump directly to the Twitter application.

Marshmallow VS Nougat


Android 7.1 is new to Android TV Box. Now the compatibility are still increasing. But it still has advantages compared to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Android 7.1 Nougat uses a new Vulkan graphics processor API, which

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greatlyreduces the burden on GPU. Installing the Android 7.1 program will speed up to 75% than the Android 6.0, and the key point is to streamline the system 50% code, so the app system and the occupied space reduces 50%. In other aspects the differences are not obvious.

Undoubtedly, Android OS will keep updating. At first maybe the new OS is not working very perfectly but gradually it will keep improving and replace the previous versions. Are you ready for Android 7.1 TV Box?