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Screenshot of Google Korean keyboard app shows Android 4.4

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Screenshot of Google Korean keyboard app shows Android 4.4
The video of that alleged Nexus 5 found in a bar seemed to confirm the speculation that in Kit Kat, Google is eliminating the blue Holo theme, to be replaced with a white/gray color scheme. Now, a picture from the Korean keyboard IME app offered by Google and sitting in the Google Play Store, reveals more information about Android 4.4 (Note: Google has since removed the picture).

The screenshots of the app running on a tablet revealed a debug icon in the shape of a slice of Key Lime Pie. The Jelly Bean version showed...a jelly bean, of course. Why no Kit Kat? Well, the deal with Nestle came out of nowhere and many departments at Mountain View were caught off guard. According to Google’s Director of Global Partnerships John Lagerling, most teams internally had already prepared for the next Android build to be Key Lime Pie.

Android 4.4 is expected to be introduced next month and that information was confirmed by none other than Nestle, producer of Kit Kat. If you believe that manufacturers drop clues about launch dates in the time that clocks are set to on an unreleased device, then you might see the 10:07 time set on the picture of the Android 4.4 debug icon to be a clue pointing to an October 7th release. We also hear that the next Android test builds no longer refer to the Google Nexus 4, but now mentions the Nexus 5.

Blow-up shows the new icons and color scheme for Android 4.4

Blow-up shows the new icons and color scheme for Android 4.4


source: GoogleKoreanIME via AndroidPolice

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posted on 20 Sep 2013, 22:46 6

1. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


So... it's still kitkat right?

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 00:03 2

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3948; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yes. KLP was the internal name for it, but the KitKat deal was done unexpectedly. I wonder what the easter egg for KitKat will be though, I liked the floating Jelly Beans in 4.1+

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:55 1

23. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Maybe it'll be raining KitKat bars from the sky onto a tabletop and your touches chomp bits off the bars?

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:58

24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3948; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That would be pretty fun to play with

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 22:51 13

2. Cha7520 (Posts: 209; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


grey?? sigh..boring!

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 23:23 5

3. Commentator (Posts: 2343; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


If it were SPACE gray, on the other hand...!

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 08:56 5

19. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Its android. You can change colors and icons to your liking. Much unlike other OS's

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 20:39

25. sprockkets (Posts: 1155; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Uh, how? I've read those icons are hard encoded way into the OS.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 20:44

26. sprockkets (Posts: 1155; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


ok will try nova but already running CM

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 23:40

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1692; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


WoW!!!!!!!..........

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 00:03

6. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


maybe they will implement a serious theme engine? or more interesting would be a dynamic theme

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 00:25 1

7. Rongocook (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)


What the big deal about that?

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 00:25 1

8. Rongocook (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)


What's the big deal about that?

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 00:35 15

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7729; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Black and gray = battery life saver on AMOLED screens!

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 09:05 2

20. Rocksteady (unregistered)


True, but I still think that the blue holo theme looks amazing, let's hope that they include both of them in the options menu for our selection.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 11:43 1

21. TGreg104 (Posts: 32; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


I freaking wish they'd go back to android green and black. Nostalgia

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 12:22 2

22. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Try Nova Launcher, it lets you pick whatever color you want.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 00:38 1

10. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Maybe they were trolling us with Kit Kat.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 01:41 10

11. ilia1986 (unregistered)


That single feature is already much better than all iOS 7 features combined.

And no - I'm not joking. Yes - I'm serious.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 01:52

12. ayub407 (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I haven't got Android 4.3 and they suddenly releasing Android 4.4 Kit Kat ??

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 02:19 1

13. Commentator (Posts: 2343; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


But does that REALLY surprise you...?

posted on 22 Sep 2013, 06:33

27. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


It'd still be nice for you if you directly get 4.4-4.3 is no fun

posted on 22 Sep 2013, 06:33

28. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


It'd still be nice for you if you directly get 4.4-4.3 is no fun

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 02:26

14. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


i love kitkat and yeah i love android too

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 02:44 2

15. muser793 (Posts: 41; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Windows phone keyboard , w8 what ?!

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 03:12

16. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


how does that bear any resemblance to a wp keyboard?!

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 06:52 1

17. volcano (Posts: 251; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


wtf windows 8 keyboard
bunch of google idiots can't design any thing

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 08:13

18. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 943; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


I likes the blue better.gray? Nahh.

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