We are all familiar with the fact that the next Android version will be named 4.4 KitKat and will come with a bunch of UI changes and improvements, but what about the new features? With today’s leak, some of the new elements in Android 4.4 KitKat were exposed to the world, all thanks to the guys from GadgetHelpLine.
The new Android release will finally get the functionality to print documents and export to PDF. We guess this has been driven by Google’s purchase of QuickOffice and the new release of the office suite for Android by Google itself. It would be perfect if this turns out to be a system-wide function, not tied up with QuickOffice or Google Drive. It won’t be a surprise if we see QuickOffice embedded into Android 4.4, and we bet it would come rather as a positive one to many users.
Android KitKat will receive a new Settings sub-menu, and that’s Payments. We still have no clue what lies behind it though. It also probably won’t appear on every device, because there are still phones made without a NFC chip.
We also spotted some differences in the Gallery app as well. There are the new photo-editing effects Negative and Posterize, and the Tilt-Shift and Center Focus adjustments. The dialer app has gone through an overhalul; it will come much more polished in the next Android version. The gray menu accents are also confirmed, yet we still don’t know if they will be user-customizable.
Google is going to release Android 4.4 KitKat in a very short time, in 2-3 weeks probably. We’ll keep you updated if we encounter more leaks.