Screenshot of Google Korean keyboard app shows Android 4.4

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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28 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

So... it's still kitkat right?

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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+

23. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

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

24. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That would be pretty fun to play with

2. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

grey?? sigh..boring!

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

19. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

25. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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

26. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

ok will try nova but already running CM

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2347; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

6. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

7. Rongocook

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

What the big deal about that?

8. Rongocook

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

What's the big deal about that?

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Black and gray = battery life saver on AMOLED screens!

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.

21. TGreg104

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 14, 2011

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

22. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

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

10. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Maybe they were trolling us with Kit Kat.

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.

12. ayub407

Posts: 8; Member since: May 16, 2013

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

13. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

But does that REALLY surprise you...?

27. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

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

28. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

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

14. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

i love kitkat and yeah i love android too

15. muser793

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Windows phone keyboard , w8 what ?!

16. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

17. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

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

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2253; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

I likes the blue better.gray? Nahh.

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