Leak Details Changes to Android 4.4 KitKat

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  1. edap

    edap Senior Member

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    Oct 11 AT 12:18 PM Dustin Earley
    As we inch ever closer to the rumored October 14 (or 15) unveiling for Android 4.4 KitKat, we’re seeing more and more leaks detailing the update. Today, we got our most in-depth look at KitKat yet, giving us a great idea of just what kind of changes Google has in the works.
    Leaked by TuttoAndroid, the Italian blog seems to have gotten its hands on a bona fide Nexus 5 running the latest unreleased version of Android. According to the blog, there are a lot of visual changes, but that’s not at all. Google is adding some new functionality to KitKat as well, including at least one really cool change coming to Google Now. Here’s an easy to digest rundown:

    • The notification bar is now transparent, and features white icons.
    • The navigation bar is transparent as well.
    • Also transparent, the app drawer.
    • Widgets are gone from the app drawer, now available with a long press (again).
    • The messaging and gallery apps are gone, replaced by Google Photos and Hangouts.
    • There’s a new phone icon.
    • You can access the camera from the lock screen by pulling a small camera icon left.
    • There are dots showing you which homescreen you’re on.
    • You can add more than 5 homescreens.
    • The new icon for the app drawer matches the Google Now bar.
    • There are several new wallpapers.
    • KitKat borrows its boot animation of the Google Play S4 and One.
    • You can say “OK, Google” from the homescreen to activate Google Now.

  2. leeshor

    leeshor Senior Member

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    Not impressed, they need to be more forthcoming and transparent. ;)

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