After a wait that seemed it was never going to end, today we will (hopefully) get to see Android 4.4 KitKat become official. No, of course there’s nothing official yet, but all the signs are indicating that Google has set the Android 4.4 KitKat release date for today.
After two months with Nexus 5 rumors making the headlines almost everyday, the rumor mill went mad today as we witnessed an inflation of Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 leaks.
First, the guys at Android Police received confirmation from “five different sources with knowledge of the matter” that Android 4.4 KitKat will be officially announced today, along with the highly-anticipated Nexus 5 smartphone.
Second, Reddit user /u/throwawaynexus5guy, who got his hands on the Nexus 5 before the official announcement, held an AMA session earlier today posting HD photos of the smartphone and Android 4.4 KitKat screenshots to sustain his claims.
Besides talking Nexus 5 price (“99% certain, starting at $349”), battery life (“around 17 hours talk time, 8 hours web surfing, 6 hours of video watching”), and camera (“improvement from the N4 [Nexus 4], but don’t expect anything like the [Galaxy] S4/iPhone 5s”), the said Reddit user also answered a few questions related to Android 4.4 KitKat’s features. According to him the new Android iteration will provide a “complete [cloud] backup solution, think iCloud but for Android,” SMS messages threaded with the Hangouts messages, always-on microphone, and 100 GB of Google Drive storage for the Nexus 5 customers. As I was mentioning above he even provided a bunch of Android 4.4 KitKat screenshots you will find in the gallery below.
Also, there’s a 6-minute long video of the next Nexus flagship and Android 4.4 posted on YouTube. Unfortunately, the handset is running an older firmware version, which is referred to as Key Lime Pie.
Since I’ve mentioned the Nexus 5 above, I think you should stay a while and listen for its rumored technical specifications. According to the latest reports the smartphone co-developed by Google and LG will feature a 5-inch full HD LCD screen, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor at 2.3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage, 2,300 mAh battery, and an 8 MP camera with optical image stabilization.
Nexus 5’s brief appearance in Google Play revealed that the Mountain View-based giant will set the price of the 16 GB model to $349.
As Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 should be announced a couple of hours, we are advising you to stay tuned as we will return with fresh details. Next time it will hopefully be official information.