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Screenshots show new Location settings for Android 4.4

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Screenshots show new Location settings for Android 4.4
Leaked photographs from Android 4.4, KitKat, show that Google has made some changes to the Location access screen. For example, in Android 4.4 it is now simply called Location with the on/off toggle switch moved to the top right corner. The Location sources in Android 4.3 ask you to check off twice to allow GPS to pinpoint your location. The second check box allows apps to use Google's location service to find your location faster.

Those two have been replaced in Android 4.4 by three choices. You can choose from High Accuracy, which uses GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks to estimate location. Select the Battery Saving option and Wi-Fi and mobile networks are used to find you. If you decide to pick Device sensors, the GPS on the phone will be used to determine your location. Nothing really changes from a functionality standpoint, but the new settings eliminate some duplications

Judging from the screenshots, a new feature of the Location page will be the ability for you to see a history of recent location requests.This might come in handy when your battery is getting drained because of an unknown app hooked into your GPS. With this feature, you should be able to find the culprit and turn it off.

Remember that this is based on some leaked photos and the final version of Android 4.4 that is released might end up looking different or have different features.

Comparing the new Location settings supposedly on Android 4.4 (L) with the current set up on Android 4.3

Comparing the new Location settings supposedly on Android 4.4 (L) with the current set up on Android 4.3


source: AndroidPolice via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 10 Oct 2013, 22:38 2

1. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 185; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Whats with the first page on the right, looks like Touchwiz.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 23:36 3

4. Jklaz (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


Definitely. This article is confusing.. At least the pictures are

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 23:57

6. underbc (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


I didn't get it too ..
Multi window Oo

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 00:05

7. dickwyn (Posts: 593; Member since: 07 May 2012)


yes it is deinitely touchwiz

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 22:40 3

2. mr.techdude (Posts: 543; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I think android 4.4 is all about power saving and constant pure speeds. Hope so cause my nexus7(2012) is starting to lag even on 4.3 and I have only 2 games downloaded

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 23:27

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2624; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Good, change is good.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 23:54 2

5. XaErO (Posts: 146; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Really waiting for Google to unveil the next Android version ..
Hope it will bring even wide range of features & huge performance impact ..

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 05:26

8. Hemoroid (Posts: 72; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


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