Android 4.4 KitKat, Nexus 5 both coming on October 14

Jordan O'Brien
September 16, 2013

We already know the next version of Android is going to be a chocolately flavour of the operating system, but Google hasn’t yet let us know exactly when it’s due to launch — although according to Ausdroid, the update could launch as early as October 14.

It’s not just the next version of Android that is set to roll out on that date, with the Nexus 5’s unveiling also set to take place the exact same day.

The Nexus 5 is set to be the first device to have the next version of Android, although we expect that the update will soon roll out to other devices in due course — with older Nexus and Google Edition devices getting the update in the days that follow.

Android 4.4 KitKat may just be another incremental change in terms of numbers, but we’re expecting to see some big changes from the operating system as a whole.

According to Ausdroid we should expect to see:

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 changes may not be as big as we would have liked, with previous rumours claiming that the version after Jelly Bean would be Android 5.0, but it should help make the world’s largest operating system even better.

Source: Ausdroid

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