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    Default Android KitKat® Wish list!

    List of features you want in android kit Kat (4.4)

    http://www.android.com/kitkat/
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    My wish is to be able to eat that kitkat! Looks delicious.
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    native app permissions like cynagenmod! (i know 4.3 has it but its in beta, i want 4.4 to have it fully working and official, not hidden)
    themeable stock ui & status bar icon colours without rooting, changing roms or modding, just change it in the settings - or at least an improvement on the current settings>display>personalise>theme (default, mocha, raspberry, mint)
    no scrolling wallpaper option for the stock launcher! i want my entire wallpaper on one screen
    multiwindow for google devices (yeah i know its samsungs but i want to steal it lol)

    cant think of anything actually useful instead of cosmetic atm lol
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    1) Improved Bluetooth music playback. 4.3 finally added AVRCP 1.3 but the audio quality over Bluetooth is terrible. I think it has been this way since Google introduced the new Bluetooth stack (I think in 4.2).
    2) Add the "Shrink messages to fit the screen" setting from the Gmail app to the native Email app.
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    For the love of God:

    1. Clear all recent apps/Kill all recent apps
    2. Movable search bar, if I can't remove from homescreen
    3. Reboot menu for Recovery/Bootloader with "power off" longpress
    4. Some sort of Theme/Color changer. The holo blue is getting old.
    5. Custom Notification Bar options- No Clock/Center Clock, Battery icons/percentages.
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    Isn't there already a kill all apps when closed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Newman1 View Post
    For the love of God:

    1. Clear all recent apps/Kill all recent apps
    2. Movable search bar, if I can't remove from homescreen
    3. Reboot menu for Recovery/Bootloader with "power off" longpress
    4. Some sort of Theme/Color changer. The holo blue is getting old.
    5. Custom Notification Bar options- No Clock/Center Clock, Battery icons/percentages.
    All that can be achieved now with root and by installing a custom ROM . Though it would be great to not have to root for these actions.

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    I am inclined to agree with at least changing the color. And not through an Aroma installer like some ROMs.

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    A nice shiny new phone.
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    Let's not get ahead of ourselfs!

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    Some improvements in the notifications drawer. I can't think of what to add but something new would be nice. The drawer hasn't got anything new in a long time. Mini widgets for the drawer? I don't know.
    And by the way do you think kit kat will be available for the Nexus 4? Or a Nexus 5 exclusive at launch?
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    Is there a chance that 4.4 could include some of the features that are currently exclusive to the moto x, ie active notifications and/or true voice activation? Or do these require more than just software changes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by outlooker View Post
    Some improvements in the notifications drawer. I can't think of what to add but something new would be nice. The drawer hasn't got anything new in a long time. Mini widgets for the drawer? I don't know.
    And by the way do you think kit kat will be available for the Nexus 4? Or a Nexus 5 exclusive at launch?
    Keep in mind that the notification drawer already offers a lot of functionality through customized notification layouts, action buttons, etc. Many applications simply don't take full advantage of this. It's also important to keep in mind the importance of clearly-defined and non-overlapping UX elements. The notification shade should serve as a notification shade, with persistent notifications fulfilling the requirement of things like music control. When you look at the Play Music 'now playing' notification and the Play Music homescreen widget, you'll notice they're very, very similar. It's a good idea, though — one that's occurred to me before as well. I wouldn't mind seeing improvements to the stock launcher, perhaps adding some additional control and customizability while keeping things streamlined.

    There's little doubt that Kit Kat will be available on all current Nexus devices, as well as the mysterious upcoming Nexus phone. Check out this post by Scott Kenyon for more info: Will my device receive the update to Android 4.4?

    Quote Originally Posted by soma4society View Post
    Is there a chance that 4.4 could include some of the features that are currently exclusive to the moto x, ie active notifications and/or true voice activation? Or do these require more than just software changes?
    For the most part, those features can work through software alone, but in order for them to work well and not drain your phone's battery, there are hardware dependencies that must be addressed. Without the contextual awareness and natural language processing cores, the Moto X wouldn't be able to do what it does without preventing the device from going into deep sleep. Furthermore, the Active Display functionality is reliant on AMOLED display technology for its ability to power individual pixels separately. Again, you can replicate this feature on devices without AMOLED displays, but you're going to see a drastic hit in battery life.

    That's not to say it can't happen; hardware-dependent Android functionality has made its way into AOSP before, one example being NFC. Though it may not be the most widely-used feature, I get a lot of benefit out of it both with my own devices and with friends'. The same could be said for WiFi Direct, which required WiFi Direct-compatible hardware (though that was more of an incremental feature addition than a standalone one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Newman1 View Post
    For the love of God:

    1. Clear all recent apps/Kill all recent apps
    2. Movable search bar, if I can't remove from homescreen
    3. Reboot menu for Recovery/Bootloader with "power off" longpress
    4. Some sort of Theme/Color changer. The holo blue is getting old.
    5. Custom Notification Bar options- No Clock/Center Clock, Battery icons/percentages.


    I'd like to add:

    6. "Do Not Disturb" Feature like in iOS
    7. Continue project butter and smooth out more of the system
    8. Better optimized to save power
    9. AirDrop like functionality from iOS 7.
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    Honestly I'm struggling to come up with things I want! 4.3 already does so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by codehut View Post
    Honestly I'm struggling to come up with things I want! 4.3 already does so much!

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    Auto rotation toggle in quick settings needed

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    I would like a backup solution baked into the OS. something that backs up all the apps and app data, wallpaper, sounds, etc. and something that doesn't require root. Would be awesome if it could back up to cloud or computer each time I plug it in to charge a la Apple devices. It's really the only thing from the Apple world that I miss.
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    -ability to delete extra homescreens
    -ability to resize icons
    -quick reply in any app

    The only reason I have a launcher is to shrink the icons and delete extra homepages. Those should be in stock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattopotamus View Post
    -ability to delete extra homescreens
    -ability to resize icons
    -quick reply in any app

    The only reason I have a launcher is to shrink the icons and delete extra homepages. Those should be in stock!
    The ability to resize icons would be very cool! But it would affect the quality... And might be glitchy... But maybe still!

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    This is the one thing I like about apple that android doesn't have. I hate having to start games all over because I can't back them up.

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    Agreed on stock cloud mirroring, a la iOS. It is awesome to be able to wipe, replace, or upgrade and trivially replicate the original in every respect.

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    Transparent buttons like the moto x
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    Ability to customize the onscreen buttons for devices which have them.
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    Multi-window support for tablets, period!
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    Please make developers use icons of the same size and high resolution as STANDARD. I'm really tired of seeing various sized icons and various resolutions of icons ever since I switched to Android. Some are smaller than others, some are square, some of them of rounded edgers, some are circles. Ridiculous. At least if you're going to allow that, make sure they are all at least the same size and high rez.

    And for the love of god, make the "tap to scroll to the top of the screen" a standard feature.
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