Recently, a new set of leaked photos on the Internet showed us the Google Nexus 5 running on Android 4.4 KitKat. The Google Nexus 5 is expected to be the new upcoming flagship Android device from Google and will run on Android 4.4 KitKat, the newest version of Android operating system.
We all know that Google Nexus 5 is coming and Google itself has already given out the official information about the soon to be released Android 4.4 KitKat. So if you have been following these two topics, then these photos should be no surprise to you! We all knew that this was coming (right?).
But if you have not known about all this, then now is the time to feast your eyes on what could be one of the most innovative and demanded smartphones in the Android market – the Google Nexus 5. The Google Nexus 5 is expected to follow the footsteps of the Nexus 4, a smartphone that Android lovers have been crazy for, right from the time it was out in the market.
The best part about Google Nexus smartphones and tablets is that they offer you a pure Android experience and run smooth like butter. Google always adds a personal touch to its Nexus series of devices, and you will definitely be able to experience it, once you get your hands on any one of them.
Now coming back to the interesting point – Google Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat. If you take a closer look at the images display here, you will notice that they gave out a lot more information apart from showing us the Nexus 5 smartphone running on Android 4.4 KitKat. There are a number of new features that have been showcased in these images. These features will make Android 4.4 KitKat stand out from the crowd. We know that you will definitely be interested in using them, so for now let’s check them out.
Tap and Pay
The Tap and Pay option seems to be pretty interesting and will be useful for consumers who are always on the go and prefer to save as much time as they can. With this new feature, you could pay faster than you ever have before.
New Location Settings
Android 4.4 KitKat will bring a new Location Settings Menu with multiple options that will improve efficiency and usability of the service. These new features are expected to offer high accuracy, battery saving, and device sensors modes. If you are going to use the high accuracy mode, then your system will use a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks in order to provide optimum results.
New and Improved UI
This is one feature that we already knew would come to the new version of Android operating system. And we are happy to see that the changes are quite good and helpful. In Android 4.4 KitKat, the status bar is transparent and has white icons.
Quick Access to Camera
One of the images shows us the camera shortcut that has been placed in the lower right corner of the lockscreen. Additionally, you can also access the camera using a swipe gesture, so you are free to use the method that you like. We are quite sure that you will be able to place other shortcuts in such places so that you can access them quickly.
New App Icons
A number of app icons will be getting a make over in Android 4.4 KitKat. You can also see a number of new icons on the homescreen in one of the images. For example, Google Photos which will be replacing the Gallery app.
New App Drawer
Android 4.4 KitKat is also expected to feature a new design for the App Drawer. You can check out the transparent app drawer in the image, but as you must have noticed, there is no direct access to the widgets section. There’s more to explore here, but only when the OS is officially out.
So there you have it, the Android 4.4 KitKat and its new features. We hope to see a lot more new features come our way, but for now, this is the list available. Consumers looking forward to the Google Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat should note that both these new products are expected to be unveiled in October itself, so you just have to wait for a few more days at the most.
The Google Nexus 5 has already showed up in a number of images as well as the official Google video that showed us the unveiling on Android 4.4 KitKat. Summing up all the previous rumors and reports, here is the spec sheet of the Google Nexus 5.
Google Nexus 5 (Rumored specifications)
- 4.95-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution
- 440+ ppi pixel density
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset
- 2.3GHz quad-core processor
- Adreno 303 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- 8MP primary camera
- 2MP secondary camera
- 2300mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat