Google may have spoilt the surprise for its next flagship Android phone, but the anticipation is still intact. Recently, The Nexus 5 made an unscheduled appearance on the play store, with a very attractive price tag attached to it, although its announcement is expected to be made at the end of October.
Those who were excited to purchase the phone were stopped in their tracks, as the phone could not be bought despite its listing and starting price of $346 for the 16GB version. With the Nexus 5 release is also a signal to the availability of Android 4.4, which is codenamed KitKat.
Over 1 billion tablets and smartphones are powered by the Android operating system. You will notice that each Android version is named after a desert, the reason being that the devices make lives so sweet! Android is on a path to make something new possible with an open operating system that can be used on almost any widget or app.
Each Version was created with special focus to make your journey in the technology world smooth, fun and sweet. From the Cupcake version to the Donut, the éclair to Froyo, Gingerbread to Honeycomb, and from Ice Cream sandwich to Jelly Bean. Each version brought something special with it, from getting information at your fingertips to amazing live wallpapers that respond to your touch, from the ability to speak and control your phone with Froyo to great gaming sensors with Gingerbread.
Kitkat which is set to be released in the near future (the hinted date being October 28th) has but one goal, “To make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.” It is promising of the sweetest features, with rumored changes including a revised color scheme and improved notifications in addition to other general UI enhancements.
Kitkat is also rumored to have lower specification demands. This is good news for people who have otherwise been forced to sit back and watch their phones go obsolete, with the stern requirements made by subsequent updates. They may only be rumors at this stage, but Android users are waiting with renewed optimism for the Android 4.4 aka Kitkat.
Although accidentally published onto the Google Play store, and quickly removed from the store, its features have run viral. It has some notable style changes such as the navigation buttons and translucent menu bar, the folders appear to have undergone a slight modification, the camera seems to have bigger lens and the app tray icon is now translucent. In addition, it appears like Google got rid of the line that divides the bottom for the apps and the home screen apps.
Kitkat has been posting tweets for its unveiling, with the first being a vague tweet saying “Everybody dance now!” in reference to a C+C Music Factory song and the second tweet made on October 16; making it a bit clear. The tweet read “This is it” with bars of kitkat spelling out the letters.
Speculations are that the new delicious sweetness to Android, the kitkat will be joined on stage by the Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 is expected to replace the popular Nexus 4 Android smartphone, which was the work of a partnership between Google and LG in a bid to make high-end smartphones at reasonable and affordable prices. The Nexus 5 is rumored to run the Android 4.4 kitkat.