First Android 4.4 "KitKat" Screenshots Posted

Android 4.4 "KitKat," as the first screenshots reveal, is more than just an incremental update to Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean," it's a whole new user-interface, enough to make us wonder why Google didn't name it Android 5.0. The icons, buttons, and interface are back to flatland, with very little faux-3D going on. If we're guessing right, "KitKat" could be a knee-jerk response by Google to iOS 7, another mobile operating system with its UI marooned in flatland.

9to5Google scored screenshots of the home-screen, the Phone dialer, Messages, and About Phone pages. One can make out subtler colors; flatter and higher-resolution icons, and more accessible buttons. The UI isn't too different from that of Android 4.3, there are many familiar elements, and it should serve as a good transition between the Android we know, and whatever Google has planned for us with Android 5.0 "Key Lime Pie."

Source 9to5google
Channels Phones, Software, Tablets
Topics Google, Android 4.3, Android 4.4, KitKat, Android 4.4 "KitKat"