Screenshots show new Location settings for Android 4.4

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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8 Comments

1. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

4. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

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

6. underbc

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

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

7. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yes it is deinitely touchwiz

2. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 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

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Good, change is good.

5. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

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

8. Hemoroid

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

No news today?

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