Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat release date is coming closer and closer. There have been many leaks about Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat and now an Italian Android blog Tutto Android has leaked some images of the Nexus 5 running on Android 4.4 KitKat. From the leaks, it is evident that there are many UI changes to be seen in the newest Android version.
On the lockscreen, you will see a transparent status bar which will be having white icons. In the right corner, there is a camera icon. Drag the screen towards the camera and open the camera app from the lockscreen itself. This was also seen in the Jelly Bean OS. There is another way to unlock the device. Just drag the screen to the left to unlock it.
Once the device is unlocked, you will notice some changes in the homescreen as well. The app drawer icon has undergone a change. The homescreen will offer six panes and the number of panes can be edited. Google Now can be accessed from the homescreen – go to the left most screen and make a left swipe. The Nexus 5 will also be in listening mode at all times so you can say “Ok Google” to open the voice search.
The app drawer has also undergone some changes. Instead of the black background seen in the Ice Cream Sandwich and the Jelly Bean OS, Android 4.4 KitKat will show the wallpaper background in the app drawer. The “Widgets” section in the app drawer has been removed. The app drawer will display 5×4 icons instead of the 5×5.
There are also some alterations in the Settings app. The “Location Access” has been renamed to “Location”. On opening it, new options like “High accuracy”, “Battery saving”, and “Device sensors” are visible. The “Google Location History” is another new option which will list the apps which have requested for your location.
Another addition to the Settings is the “Tap and Pay”. This option is to configure and manage the Google Wallet NFC payments.
The boot animation has also changed. It is the same that is seen in the Google Play Edition devices.
The UI has undergone many changes in the Android 4.4 KitKat and it remains to be seen whether it will get a thumbs-up from the users.