The Immersive mode solves all those issues and it’s already available in some apps and games, but the number is scant. We reached out to Gameloft to ask about one of Android’s biggest game studios plans.
Why, you might wonder. We don’t know the exact reason, but we’d guess that the number of devices running on Android 4.4 KitKat is yet to reach a critical mass. The only devices running 4.4 KitKat at the moment are Nexus phones and Google Play edition devices. The massive roll-out is about to happen early next year. We would expect the bigger game makers to start implementing the new Immersive mode about then.