Back in late September, the Paranoid Android team revealed that their plans for Android 4.4 KitKat included making their latest ROM from scratch in an effort to improve the overall experience provided by the PA ROM.
Now the Paranoid Android team has even released its first video teasers showing off just a little of what to expect in Paranoid Android 4.0.
In the first video, the team shows off its new quick settings that are activated from the navigation bar. As you can see in the video below, there’s quite a few options here and the quick settings are apparently customizable as well.
In the second video, the team gives us a look at their brand new immersive mode. In Android 4.4 KitKat, Google introduced its own immersive mode that hides the navigation and status bar in select apps, and now the PA team has taken the same idea and enabled it throughout the entire OS. As you can see in the second video, accessing the hidden status and navigation bars is as easy as swiping from the top or bottom of a device.
When they are shown, they are completely transparent, meaning they don’t block or take up any additional screen space.
Okay so quick settings and full-screen browsing modes are nothing new, but it shows that PA is looking to take familiar concepts and improve them substantially in Paranoid Android 4.0. While neither of these changes are the end of the world, it’s the little things that make the most difference.
So when can we except to see the first KitKat-based build from the PA team? Unfortunately, the team has yet to give us a timeframe, though here’s to hoping the date isn’t too terribly far away. What do you think of the reworked quick setting and immersive mode, impressed or not?