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Someone at Google uploaded a few new screenshots of the Korean IME keyboard input app to the Google Play Store… and accidentally gave us a first look at Android 4.4. The images have since been removed, but in the left corner where you’d normally find a Jelly Bean debug icon when running Android 4.1 or later, there’s a little slice of pie.
Since we know that Google was calling Android 4.4 Key Lime Pie up until the company announced a partnership with Nestle to co-brand the software as KitKat, it looks like not only did someone snap a screenshot on the wrong version of Android… they didn’t even use the right dessert.
The screenshots don’t tell us much more about Android 4.4, other than the fact that the status bar notifications might be white or gray (or possibly that you’ll be able to choose custom colors).
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Screenshot of Android 4.4 accidentally uploaded to Google Play… by Google?
We know Google’s next version of Android will be code-named KitKat. But hey look, it’s a Key Lime Pie icon in the status bar. Looks like someone forgot to update that. [Android Police]
- What to expect from Monday’s Surface tablet event
Microsoft is holding an event Monday to introduce its next-gen Surface tablets. We expect to see a new Surface Pro with a Haswell processor, a new Surface 2 tablet with a Tegra 4 chip and Windows RT, a keyboard cover with a battery in it that lets you charge the tablet, and more. [ZDNet]
- Apple TV 6.0 adds iTunes Radio, AirPlay from iCloud, more
Want to stream music from iTunes Radio on your TV? Now you can (for the $99 price of an Apple TV). [9to5Mac]
- Unlocked Sony Xperia Z Ultra w/6.4″ display up for pre-order for $700 and up
In the market for a phone with a 6.4 inch display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and find money to be no object? Now you can pre-order one for $700 and up. [Newegg]
- What happens when you ask an Android phone to make you a sandwich? What if you say Sudo?
Google has a sense of humor.. or at least the folks programming its software do. [reddit] [xkcd]
- Apple releases iOS 7.0.1, fixes fingerprint scanner bug
That was quick. [Ars Technica]
- iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c drop test – they’re both pretty durable… but the iPhone 5c screen broke after a direct hit
There’s nothing scientific about this type of test. But it’s always nice when somebody else does it on purpose so you have *some* idea what to expect when you inevitably do it by accident. [Android Authority]
- BlackBerry announces $1 billion loss, plans to cut 4500 jobs
Things aren’t looking good for the Canadian smartphone pioneer. [WSJ]
- Asus demonstrates understanding of the internet, features a cat in latest ad
I guess their cameras are supposed to work well in low-light conditions or something. But look… it’s a kitty! [Asus]
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Ah, so that’s why my Nexus 7 downloaded the korean IME last night…
Love the Asus cat ad
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