Will Google announce KitKat and the Nexus 5 next week? Maybe. Is the latest leak enough to hold you over? Probably not, but here it is anyway. This is purported to be Android 4.4 running on the upcoming Nexus 5, and if it seems to look a lot like Jelly Bean, that’s because it does.
There are a few tweaks: a transparent notification bar, a tweaked app drawer showing five rows of four apps each over your phone’s background instead of black, and the ability to access Google Now by swiping left past the leftmost home screen. The Nexus 5 also reportedly features the same “OK, Google Now” voice commands as the Moto X.
There are likely to be plenty of other changes — some on the surface, some under it — that will be revealed when Google unveils the latest update. It’s Android 4.4 version number, however, seems to be more and more fitting. Despite getting a new codename with KitKat, the build will share a lot in common with Jelly Bean.
Rumors point to Google unveiling KitKat and the Nexus 5 next week, possibly on October 15th. Keep it tuned here for all of the latest developments.