New Android 4.4 images show the KitKat easter egg, UI tweaks, and more
posted by Michael H. / Oct 14, 2013, 12:47 PM
The other screenshots show various items from around the system with tweaks here and there. The app logos for Google Search and Google Settings are now round (although the app tray doesn't have the different background we saw in other leaks.) The typography in the clock app has been changed to get rid of the bold face and make the digits slimmer. The downloads area has been redesigned. The settings menu now has options for Cloud Printing and Tap to Pay as we've seen before. Lastly, it looks like QuickOffice may be built into the system.
The screenshots were taken on a Nexus 7, which accounts for the app configuration in the app tray.
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why does it look so flat and plain? (the screen shots of some apps) Are all OSs moving away from making things seem realistic?
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 12:56 PM 5
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I think this is an early build. It looks almost identical to 4.0-4.3.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 1:17 PM 2
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Major UI changes happen with the full .0 version updates, so I wouldn't expect it to look markedly different than 4.0-4.3. The big UI change will come with 5.0, just like it did with 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 4:13 PM 7
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First I just want to correct Michael H. about the Logo on the "kitKat", it's not a pagan symbol "Easter Egg", it's a ellipse! I'll "Passover" your Easter Egg. In 2002, Hershey Kit Kats adopted the slanted ellipse logo used worldwide by Nestlé, though the ellipse was red and the text white.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 1:28 PM 0
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I wish the change the interface this time. Its getting kinda boring since JB's release :(
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 1:51 PM 2
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They should only change it if the change makes it better. It's stupid just to change it just for the sake of changing it. Also, KitKat is not a major release it is a minor release. That is why it is 4.4 and not 5.0.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 4:10 PM 2
It looks like they go for circle shaped app symbols, I like that in general. But to be honest, I think that iOS 7 looks much nicer and friendlier with its translucency and the resulting varying color scheme. (No offends meant here guys, just my opinion). I think Google (and Apple) should go in the direction of the current iPod Nano design, what do you think? I like that design and also the design of its app symbols.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 3:40 PM 2
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Although the rumored October 15th (tomorrow) release date is somehow confusing..
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 12:59 PM 0
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It's way too late for tomorrow to be the release date. They haven't even had an official announcement yet. The invitations for the announcement event haven't even been sent yet.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 3:54 PM 1
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I feel fishy about Android kit kat Sign up page ,, it wasn't for earlier versions,,, i think thay r going to unvil it online and those who register wil receive all the information right in there inbox
posted on Oct 15, 2013, 2:51 AM 0
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Android looks bad in tablets. Everything is streched and looks exactly like a phone. No differences except blank and useless place and it seems to get worse with every new release. I wish they changed it.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 1:26 PM 9
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Yes it does, this image proves your point quite nicely. http://cdn.macrumors.com/artic
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 2:38 PM 6
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