Google Keyboard screenshots in Play Store show Android 4.4 grey color scheme

September 20, 2013
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The wait for Android 4.4 Key Lime Pie has many of us going crazy. So much in fact that Google changed the name of the next version of Android to KitKat, and launched a full fledged KitKat campaign with chocolate galore. While we're all waiting for an announcement from Google, a few eagle-eyed fans at AndroidPolice stumbled on some new Google Keyboard screenshots (from Google themselves) in the Play Store potentially showing us Android 4.4 KitKat.

What happened here is a recent update to the Google Keyboard app in Korea had Google staff upload some new screenshots to the Play Store, showing off the application just like all developers do. In the listing you'll see a brand new light grey, almost white color scheme, which has been rumored for the next version of Android.

Not only that, but the Android debug logo apparently has been changed and we see a little slice of Key Lime Pie, instead of the Andy bugdroid robot. Again, this is in the new color scheme. Now this could just be a custom ROM or color, but coming from Google's very own app and keyboard, we have a feeling it's legit.

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Above you see the Jelly Bean Android debug icon changed out for a piece of Key Lime Pie. Which was either a decoy, or the developers haven't got around to changing this to a KitKat. Or whatever icon they'll use. A few recent rumors have suggested Android 4.4 will be slightly more of a visual overhaul than we all thought, but so far this is still about all we have to go on.

If the early October rumors of a release date and unveil are true, Google should be shedding more light on the next version of Android soon. That, and we'll be seeing more and more leaks.


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  • http://revanmj.pl/ Michał Jakubowski

    I prefered old blue icons.

    • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

      1. Root your phone
      2. Pull down the SystemUI.apk
      3. Replace images with blue ones.
      4. Replace original SystemUI.apk with new one.
      5. ???
      6. Profit

  • Jeshter

    Fake cause they are that colour when you are not connected to Googleservices at boot….

    • guest

      Nope, battery is still blue :)

    • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

      If you aren’t connected it’s grayed out darker like the top bar in the wifi icon.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      And what about the KLP

  • BananaBob

    yea this isn’t looking too legit. Probably some dev with a custom rom forgot to look at it. Either that or its a fake. We already know it’s not key lime pie, so this doesn’t have any realness to it. Was there even key lime pie to begin with? Who knows, it could of been rumors all along. If so it wouldn’t be from Google.

  • Lance

    Any phone that comes out on Halloween has got to be monsterous. I am not buying an Android 4.4 phone unless its less than 4.4 inches. I don’t even use the last few Nexus I bought because they’re too big…

    • Donna Vaughn

      I agree. android phones have got to go smaller. I have a Samsung galaxy II and when I upgrade next year I will probably go with an Iphone because it is smaller than all these samsungs. Samsun please take note, people want smaller phones…