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Android 4.4 KitKat to Launch on Oct. 14, Says Report

by Sean P. Aune | September 15, 2013September 15, 2013 12:00 pm PST

Android KitKat - Yellow, Red and Green Mascots, KitKat Bridge

According to a new report, Google may be prepping for the release of Android 4.4 KitKat on Oct. 14.

AusDroid is reporting that a source has informed them that Android 4.4 KitKat will be launched on Oct. 14 alongside the heavily rumored Nexus 5. Along with that information the tipster also supplied some of the rumored changes will see in the next iteration of the operating system.

  • 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 site states that they are taking all of this tipster’s report with a large grain of salt, and we’re going to suggest that our readers do the same. We do expect Android 4.4 to launch in the not too distant future as Google doesn’t typically put up the new statue for the latest version of Android until they are very close to launch. The fact the KitKat statue went up on Sept. 3 certainly leads us to believe it’s release is not too far off. And with a phone passing through the FCC recently believed to be the Nexus 5, which should launch at the same time as Android 4.4, the evidence is building up that a launch is imminent.

Whenever the release does happen, TechnoBuffalo will have you covered on both the software and hardware side of things. This is shaping up to be one of the busiest falls ever for tech enthusiasts.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...