New Android 4.4 KitKat Leaked Features

android kitkatWe have been hearing a lot about Android 4.4 KitKat although until now only a few features here and there have been mentioned. There is an Italian blog called TuttoAndroid that seems to have gotten their hands on a Google Nexus 5 running the new Android OS. With the rumored release of the 4.4 KitKat OS in just a few days we finally have a decent sized list of features to show you.

New Features in Android 4.4 KitKat:

  • The notification bar now supposedly has white icons and a transparent background
  • Additional transparency has been added to the navigation bar and app drawer as well.
  • Widgets have been removed from the app drawer and are now accessed by long press as they once were.
  • Google Photo’s and Hangouts have replaced the Gallery and messaging apps
  • The camera will be easily accessed via the lock screen by swiping a small camera icon
  • You will now be able to add more than 5 home screens
  • You can access Google Now easily by saying “OK, Google” from the home screen

Many features have changed and we are sure that the ability to quickly activate Google Now as well as the new look of Android will prove to be beneficial. Its also nice to see Google listening to the community and changing features that we once liked but had removed, back to the OS again.

Android 4.4 KitKat was previously rumored to be officially announced October 15th, so in the next week or so we will be able to see what other features have been added. Until then this is about all we can find on the new KitKat OS. We are excited to see all of the visual improvements that have been mentioned once we get our Nexus 5. Let us know if you plan on getting the Nexus 5 as well as anything you have to say about Android 4.4 KitKat.

Via: Android-advice