New Phone App
As Android developers continue to improve the stock phone dialer, they might finally have delivered with KitKat one worthy of the operating system. Rather than sifting through all contacts to find the current target, the app over time lists the most frequently called contacts first. Now with Google search built in, the dialer also now can perform location-based searches by business type such as "gasoline" or specific name like "ExxonMobil" via a link with the Google Maps API. The app even allows input of word-based phone numbers such as 1-800-Flowers for automatic conversion to numerics.