The upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 appear in live photos

11 October, 2013 | Comments (108) | Post your comment

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors

Android 4.4 KitKat and LG Nexus 5 appeared yet again before hitting officialdom. Androidís next major release got caught running on the upcoming Nexus smartphone in live photos.

The images reveal new features coming our way (click to enlarge)

The leaked images allow us to catch a glimpse of the Android 4.4 KitKat settings menu, which reveals some new features coming our way. They include a "tap & pay" option, as well as new location settings menu which offers high accuracy, battery saving, and device sensors modes. The high accuracy mode is said to use a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks, while the other two rely on GPS or mobile networks alone.

Furthermore, the images also give us a look at the UI of Android 4.4. In line with previous reports, the status bar is transparent and with white icons.

There's also a camera shortcut placed in the lower right corner of the lockscreen Ė much like on iOS 7. The ability to access the camera via a swipe gesture is also available.

The homescreen has a few new icons, including Google Photos, which comes to replaceme the Gallery app. A rearranged, transparent app drawer grid which lacks direct access to widgets is also present. A couple of new wallpapers are also coming with the next Android release.

Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5 availability is expected to be officially detailed before the end of this month.

Source (in Italian) | Via




The upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 appear in live photos - reader comments

  • Bluto

No major changes and now Google photos? Hmm now Google can access your entire gallery without your permission when you've an active internet plan. I can't remember how many spams i get a day and it's all because of Google.

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  • 2013-10-14 18:20
  • t1$A
  • Cyr4x

Yes, and a bucket of herrings :)

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  • 2013-10-14 08:58
  • 9BeH
  • cce

it's like iOS 7 colored.

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  • 2013-10-13 21:58
  • n7qk