Leaked images may have given us our first proper look at the forthcoming Kit Kat version of Android, suggesting that we’re in for an iOS-style cosmetic overhaul when the fresh software lands in confectioners/tech dealers.
The images of Android 4.4, for which we’ve got 9to5 Google to thank, appear to confirm that the next iteration will usher in a new flatter look that takes more than a cue or two from Apple’s iOS 7.
That’s perhaps most evident in the dock, where the icons seem less shaded and altogether simpler – echoing the approach to Apple’s platform that’s been engendered by Saint Ive of England.
The snaps also a redesigned phone dialling screen and messaging app, both of which look more modern, cleaner and brighter. And the status bar has been subtly rethought too and now changes colour to match the colour scheme of the application that’s open.
As tradition dictates, Google is expected to debut the new iteration of Android in unadorned, vanilla form on its forthcoming Nexus 5 smartphone next month.
Tech rumour mill whispers indicate it will be manufactured by LG on Google’s behalf and will stick fairly closely to the design of the LG G2.
Alongside a five-inch Full HD screen and wireless charging, the handset is rumoured to pack 4G LTE network connectivity and a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.