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Purported Android 4.4 KitKat Image Leaks Show New Features

by Todd Haselton | October 3, 2013October 3, 2013 12:30 pm PDT

In late September we saw what were purportedly some of the first screen shots of Android 4.4 KitKat, the next iteration of Google’s mobile operating system. At the time, we saw a new dialer application, a re-designed messages application and a few other software tweaks. Now, thanks to an early hands-on by Gadget Helpline (the site has since either pulled the article or crashed), we have another look at what KitKat might look like.

This time, we’re looking at a yet again re-designed dialer. It’s unclear if the first one was legitimate, if this is the real deal, or if neither are, but it definitely is a change from Jelly Bean. It also looks like Google may start pre-installing some additional services, such as Google Drive and its Google Keep note-taking service. Another shot of the camera software shows pre-installed photo filters and the ability to tweak and crop images.

Again, we’re not sure about the legitimacy of these images, but we are expecting KitKat to launch sometime this month, very likely in tandem with the Nexus 5.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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