Leak: Hands On With the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat!

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Mamma Mia! A ton of new information about the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat surfaced early today, thanks to Italian website Tutto Android. There’s a ton of stuff here to look at, so let’s get cracking!

First off, the camera icon has a new placement on the lock screen. The icon now resides on the lower right corner of the lockscreen, with a swipe from the edge of the screen making the icon available (pictured below). The icon is actionable, with a tap on the icon opening up the camera app.

Now let’s take a look at Android 4.4, KitKat. First off, we see some UI changes, such as navigation buttons and a transparent background. A new dialer icon resides in the right bottom corner, and the app drawer is totally transparent unlike the black background of previous versions. The new notification bar is in tow, with a transparent background and white icons.It also appears that the Widgets tab has vanished from the app drawer, which has been in the last few versions on Android.

Other KitKat features include Google Now access by swiping up from the Home icon, as well as swiping left from the left most home screen. Google Search could be accessible from the home screen by saying, “OK, Google.”

Also worth noting, a messaging icon is missing from the screenshots. We’ve heard a rumor that Google may be integrating SMS/MMS  functionality into the Hangouts app, and the absence of a Messaging app icon lends more credence to this rumor. Also, the Google+ Photos icon has disappeared, with a Google Photos icon instead.

So there you have it folks, a look at the upcoming Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat. We’re still not sure exactly when the two will be released, but recent rumors have been pointing to October 15th. We’ll keep you updated, and be sure to check out Tutto Android for more pictures.

[Via: Tutto Android]

  • Epic Tea

    I could get this look with nova launcher easy, the dock the notifications bar the app drawer the holo icons. Looks good though, the dock divider always anoyyed me anyways.

    • Faraz Bukhari

      Yeah but hopefully Nova Launcher adds support for 4.4 and they start making customization for it

  • danilo

    I’m Italian and I’m searching news about nexus 5 in american site web, but there i found the same info that i read 8 hours ago… porca madonna a me e chi mi mette in coccia che gli americani sono un passo avanti…

  • Gennaro

    Standing Ovation for the “Porca Madonna!”

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