Did Google inadvertently give us the first public screenshot of Android 4.4 KitKat?

September 20, 2013
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Earlier this month, Google dropped a bombshell on all of us, revealing that the next version of Android wouldn’t be 5.0 Key Lime Pie – but instead Android 4.4 KitKat. Since then, we’ve not only learned that the OS will likely arrive in October, but it is also possible that KitKat will support 64-bit processors.

Today brings yet another hint as to what the future holds with KitKat, as a screenshot of the next version of Android might have been inadvertently posted to the web by Google itself.

Considering the screenshot was uploaded directly by Google, we can say that this screenshot is more than likely a legit look at KitKat (or a really mean prank from Mountain View..)

The image in question was first spotted by Android Police, in a screenshot posted on Google Play for the new version of the Korean Google Keyboard.

As you’ll notice in the screenshot above, gone are the blue icons and clock font in the status bar, replaced by a light gray color scheme.

There’s also a new debug icon, which is represented by a piece of Key Lime pie. Why not a KitKat? Remember that Google originally was using the KLP name internally, and so the icon probably hasn’t been updated yet.

Considering the screenshot was uploaded directly by Google, we can say that this screenshot is more than likely a legit look at KitKat (or a really mean prank from Mountain View..). The idea of a new color scheme isn’t way out in left field either, as previous rumors have suggested that the next version of Android might see significant changes to the Android UI.

There have even been a few rumors claiming that Android 4.4 might allow customizable colors in the status bar, though take that claim with a grain of salt.

This is just the beginning, ladies and gents! We have no doubt that Google has plenty of other great changes and pleasant surprises in store for us with the upcoming KitKat release of Android.

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