We’ve recently had iOS 7 touch down for iDevice owners, and not to be outdone, Android users are on the verge of being served a spanking new slice of the world’s most popular smartphone operating system.
Having said that, Kit Kat Android 4.4 is expected to be a largely iterative update, and that is indeed the story from these purported Kit Kat screenshots.
We’re thanking Gadget Helpline, which claims to have its hands on an early build of Kit Kat Android 4.4, so early in fact that it’s still referred to as Key Lime Pie. It has a build date of late August, incidentally.
In terms of Kit Kat Android 4.4 features, there’s really not a whole lot to chew on, with some of the key takeaways from the leak being a new dialer with a blue bottom bar (the future is now), options for Printing and Payments, and Tilt-Shift, Center Focus, Negative and Posterize effects for the camera.
Again, as evidenced by the iterative numbering, we shouldn’t expect anything too earth-shattering from Kit Kat Android 4.4 as far as features go.
Google says: “It's our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody”, suggesting that it won’t be too demanding on specs. Android of course owes a lot of its success to low and mid-level phones; it’s not all about the quad-core 1080p guys.