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Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 to arrive on October 14th

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Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5 smartphone are both expected to arrive next month. Now, a new leak reveals the day of their official release to be October 14.
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Google already announced the imminent arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat, but without mentioning a date. The Nexus 5 has been spotted in an official Android KitKat video and its physical details have been confirmed thanks to leaks at the FCC. Now, a tip from an insider claims that both Android KitKat and Nexus 5 will be unveiled on October 14.

This information cannot be verified as Google did not send out invites for an event on October 14 yet, but AusDroid's source also unveiled these Android 4.4 KitKat features: 

  • Availability to older phones/tablets 
  • New notification widgets 
  • Fragmentation changes (screen resizing) 
  • New Gallery visualization 
  • Android default blue changed to other preset palette colors 
  • New animation APIs 

Since none of these seems to be a major change, it is expected that Android Key Lime Pie is not dead, but only postponed. This way, Android 5.0 would be the next major version, leaving KitKat to be nothing more than an intermediary update.

There is still one month left until October 14 and we will surely face Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5 again in the weeks to come, so stay tuned for more.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5438 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2013-09-14 (Update: 2013-09-14)