On Tuesday, September 3, Google’s head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, confirmed that the next version of Android will not follow the typical generic desert naming system, but will instead be entitled Android 4.4 KitKat. An anonymous source has leaked some crucial information, suggesting that the updated version of the mobile OS will be announced on October 14.
Rumors suggest that the Android 4.4 build will bring the following changes to our KitKat compatible devices:
- Firmware availability to older phones
- Fragmentation changes (screen resizing)
- Miracast updates
- New Gallery Visualisation
- New APIs regarding animations
- Change android default blue to other preset palette colours
- New notification widgets
The updated operating system is expected to debut on Google’s upcoming Nexus 5, with updates being pushed out for the Nexus 4 and new Nexus 7 shortly after its official unveiling.
The timing of the purported arrival date certainly matches up with the past two versions of Android, so it looks like this tip may indeed be correct.
However, as with any other leaks and rumors we’ll have to take the alleged changes and release date with a pinch of salt, until Google officially sends out invitations to its upcoming press event, which we don’t anticipate as being too much longer now.
- Source Ausdroid