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

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.

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, 2013-09-14 (Update: 2013-09-14)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.