Saturday, October 5, 2013

Android KitKat images leaked, reveal new features

Screenshots of Google's next version of Android OS 4.4 KitKat have allegedly leaked online. Tech website Gadget Helpline has posted screenshots of a Nexus 4 running Android 4.4.

Reports suggest Google is not giving a major redesign to Android 4.4 KitKat. It may look lot like Android Jelly Bean, except for the palette colour scheme.

As per the screen grabs, white seems to be the dominant colour in the new OS version. The notification buttons appear white, not blue. White colour is also prominently featured in the Dialer app. There are also reports that the animations in Android KitKat are smoother and 'subtler' compared to those of its predecessors.
The leaked screenshots show a new Settings menu option for "Printing". There's also an option for Payments and Wireless Display within Settings. This means a new wireless NFC payment system will be added to the OS and it will no longer be a third-party application feature.

The leaked images also show some new photo editing prompts like Tilt-Shift, Center Focus, Negative and Posterize. The new camera interface adds Instagram-style filters that will allow users to preview final version of images.

Users will have option to save images as PDF files on KitKat. The functionalities too are reported to have been expanded to include editing paper size, orientation, number of copies and colours before printing images and PDF files directly on a local printer.

Android 4.4 KitKat will come with pre-loaded apps like Google Drive and Google Keep.

Android 4.4 Kitkat, which was announced by the tech giant in September, is slated to release later this month along with Nexus 5.

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