When I wrote last week about a new mod for the battery, I mentioned one of the down points being that the developers made the number and the amount as a picture white. This made it hard to see the number as the battery was draining. After more research, it seems that it is the stock way of Android making it inside of the KitKat so all the developer was doing was making it pure like it is. So, what made Android decide to do this? We haven’t seen no colour dating back as far as we can remember through the previous software version, but they have all had different colours, green being the most common. We can just put this down to styling, even if we don’t agree 100% with it.
Google came out an said that they are aware of the conflicting shots, but at the same time, the other colours such as blue wouldn’t have gone well with the new transparent status bar that is now present in the KitKat, as well as there being bad looks when browsing certain stock backgrounds.
Much the same can be said for the connectivity being hidden. This is now only an option from the quick settings menu, like some other things also are. It just boils down to looks and what goes with what. According to comments given in popular Android blog, Android Police, there was also efficiency reasons. To show extra things means to give extra battery power, something that Android have tried to cut down on.
The newest version of operating system will be coming to many handsets and tablets over the next few months as Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is phased out more and more. Just don’t expect it to take over the dominance that Jelly bean has just yet because it is installed on a lot of devices and this will take time.
There has also been some other low power adaption inside of the latest OS like Audio playback.
The Nexus 7 and 10 are two tablets which have just recently seen the chocolate firmware begin over the air arrivals, starting about a week ago.
Via: Android Police