Leaked photos of Nexus 4 running Android 4.4 Kit Kat show new messaging app and dialer

Google has officially announced that the next version of Android will be called Kit Kat and will be Android 4.4. That said, no one really knows a lot of about its feature set considering Google only recently rolled out Android 4.3. 9to5Google is reporting leaked screenshots of the Android 4.4 Kit Kat that show a redesigned dialer screen, a new messaging app and even some new icons.

The screenshots insinuate to a lighter shade on the status bar that also matches the color scheme of the app in question. The messaging app gets its controls repositioned now to the top right corner. The dialer gets a cleaner flatter design, with a new light blue scheme.

It is still not known, if Google is integrating Hangouts with the messages app, but if that happens, it will be a nice touch and give Hangouts a level of seamless integration that is only enjoyed by iMessage on the iPhone, iPad and OS X.

For what its worth, the Android 4.4 Kit Kat is expected to arrive in October, with a new flagship Nexus smartphone. The current rumors point towards it being the Nexus 5, which will also come from LG.

The Nexus 5, is expected to pack a 5-inch 1080p IPS screen, a 13-megapixel camera, and will probably be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU. We have already seen a few leaked shots of the device, with one coming directly from a Google promotional video. The device has been pictured at the US FCC.

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