Despite already being confirmed, we have yet to see anything official in terms of what Android 4.4 will look like or even include, however this morning 9to5Google have set out to change that, posting a set of screenshots which they claim to be images of the user interface for Android 4.4 KitKat.
Displaying a new lighter colour screen, they seem to show that Google will be bringing a simpler interface to the Android system, adding a feature that will change the colour of the status bar according to the app you have open, just like iOS.
Currently unconfirmed, the shots also show a redesigned Phone and Messaging, with a new design alongside a brand new dialer and keyboard.
However at the moment that’s all we know, rumors do however suggest that Google will show of both Android 4.4 KitKat and a new Nexus 5 smartphone at an unconfirmed event on October 14th.
You can check out all of the ‘leaked’ screenshots at the link below.
We know Android 4.4 KitKat is definitely on the way, thanks to Google spilling the chocolatey name in early September.
As we wait in anticipation for new features that have been kept under wraps by the company, 9to5Google conveniently scored a few shots of user interface changes that will be found in the next version of Android.
The unconfirmed images show a lighter colour across the interface, grey icons on the status bar instead of blue, and a status bar that changes in colour to correspond with the color of the app you have open.
The shots also show the redesign of the Messages and Phone apps. We’ve yet to see any specifics on new features inside of the apps, but we are able to see they sport a new coat of paint along with a sleeker layout. The dialer app looks to have a new keyboard design, that we suspect may be found further across Android 4.4 KitKat.
For now that’s all we know, but we’d be surprised if the changes in Android 4.4 KitKat stop at a redesign of the Messages and Phone apps. Despite being a 4.4 update and not 5.0, KitKat looks to bring welcomed changes.
Google is rumoured to take the wraps off Android 4.4 KitKat along with the LG Nexus 5 at an unconfirmed event on 14 October. If past years are to be any indication, Android 4.4 KitKat will launch with the LG Nexus 5, and come to the rest of the Nexus line in the hours after.