Android 4.4 continues to show its stuff, now with updated Easter egg


Tomorrow very well could bring us the debut of the Nexus 5 and, along with it, Android 4.4. At least, while we’ve yet to see any real evidence suggesting that’s when Google’s planning the launch, that’s when the most recent rumors have been telling us to look forward to the company’s announcement. Whether it’s ultimately tomorrow or a couple weeks from now, the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 are coming soon, and we just had an opportunity to check out the both of them on video. Now we let the Nexus 5 take a little break and get to see a bit more of KitKat still, this time on a Nexus 7.

We heard about some glitched-out Easter egg screens in earlier builds of 4.4, presumably right around the time of the decision to ditch Key Lime Pie and go with KitKat going forward, but it finally appears to be working here, presenting users with an Android-ified version of the KitKat logo (despite still displaying KLP on-screen). Delving deeper, there’s a very Windows Phone-looking collection of icons depicting past Android builds.

We also get to see new icons for some Google apps, those additions to system settings like payments and printing that have popped up more than once already, and adding a “Home” option now – maybe for something Chromecast-related? Additional changes include a number of small font and UI tweaks to help refresh the looks of the system clock, timer, and stopwatch.

Source: ZDNet
Via: Droid-life

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