Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 screenshots show lockscreen changes and confirm Hangouts SMS
posted by Michael H. / Oct 11, 2013, 10:00 AM
This time around we're seeing some of the UI tweaks that may be coming to Android 4.4. One of the best changes that we see is on the lockscreen. Now, in addition to being able to access the camera by pulling it from the right of the lockscreen, there is also a small camera icon in the bottom right of the screen. Some thought that the placement of the camera on the lockscreen was a bit hidden, so this should help out.
There are other UI changes on the way as well. The app dock at the bottom of the bomescreen is no longer partitioned from the rest of the homescreen with a thin white line, but instead has a series of dots to show you which homescreen you are on. The app tray has also been tweaked to remove the black background and simply use your wallpaper as the background. Oddly, the app tray doesn't seem to have tabs for Apps and Widgets, so we're not quite sure how you access your widgets list.
The other takeaways from the post are a bit harder to pin down because the post has been translated from Italian, making some of the phrasing confusing. For instance, there is mention that Google Now's always-listening mode is built-in to Android 4.4, but if that is true it may only work in English. It also confirms that Hangouts in Android 4.4 does support SMS. Otherwise, the post says the device is fast and smooth, with a bright, colorful screen, and solid image quality thanks to the optical image stabilization.
If the rumors hold, we may be seeing the announcement of the device in just 4 days on October 15th. But, given that Google hasn't sent out any invitations to what would normally be a pretty big event, we're a bit skeptical of that rumored date.
Google Nexus 5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4 View Full specs
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh
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And i thought PAs water marks where bad! but anyway those look super sexy!!!
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 10:02 AM 9
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The position of the camera button and heck the camera button is the same as ios 7!? As usual copycat android.http://www.google.com.hk/imgre
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posted on Oct 11, 2013, 12:07 PM 1
Are you blind or stupid? That's already in android some years ago before iPhone even has that. Let me ask you something. Do notification center, power control, list of running apps are originally from Apple? BTW lock screen of android is better because you can slide to everywhere to unlock the phone. I tell you, the app launcher in iPhone is copied from Nokia & many other phones. Apple is not so innovative!
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 7:51 PM 5
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Um well android offered the camera button on the lock screen first go figure apple copied, oh and how about that notification pull down direct android rip off. Truth is your right and so am I both companies copy each other it’s a absurd argument, like arguing about the fact that Chevy copied ford cars because they had doors!! And 2 headlights!! And OMFG they were on the front of the car!!!
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 11:23 PM 2
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are you serious......hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!! mate get an education before spewing fanboyish, apple nonsense!!! http://vnfa8y5n3zndutm1.zippyk
http://cdn-static.zdnet.com/i/r/story/70/ al-610x453.jpg 00/016705/ios-7-has-become-android-512x681.png?hash=AmpjZwLkMz&up
BTW that is googles default camera logo... scale=1
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 12:38 PM 11
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Please release it already. I am sure this phone will be a succes.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 10:07 AM 12
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Hopefully more successful that your spelling.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 10:43 AM 9
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hmm....I like i wallpapers, very nice! And i also love the softkeys fading into the wallpaper, beautiful IMO....however, i'm still not sure how much i like all this flat stuff. I'm gonna have to use it and see it in person to make a final decision...it looks nice, but at the same time....idk. We'll see
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 10:10 AM 1
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The Halo theme on stock Android was seriously boring and dated looking. Even if this is a minor graphical change to the UI, it's more pleasant, at least.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 10:11 AM 0
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how to access widget list..... u long press at homescreen??? surprised to see phonearena type such comment.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 10:13 AM 2
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Thanks for assuming we're complete noobs. I meant, how would casual users who don't know all the long-press tricks get to widgets?
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 10:56 AM 11
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