Android location services may get a KitKat overhaul

The next variation of Android OS could bring major changes to the way that devices handle location services.

According to a report in Android Police, Android 4.4 will sport a revamped Location settings menu and a new location history feature that’ll log your recent location requests. With a device that is always on and always tracking your location, these new settings are a welcome addition to KitKat.

In Android 4.3, the Locations menu included a toggle button that lets you turn on location tracking and included two options for the location sources. The 4.2 options let you choose whether you want to use GPS or Google location services (WiFi and cellular triangulation) to determine your position. The updated Locations menu in KitKat will include three simple options:

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