Google has finally released Android 4.4.3 to the public in the form of factory images, but what does this new update include? We know that it isn’t a major update by any means, being another iteration of Android 4.4 KitKat, but that doesn’t mean the smaller changes aren’t important. Two things that Google happened to change were the dialer and the People app.
We’ve seen part of the dialer before, as Google’s own Nexus Twitter account tweeted out an image of the blue-clad app a while ago. But now we get to see the full thing, with a new white and blue theme. The old black elements are now gone, replaced with a white interface with blue accents. The user image placeholder has also been made green.
The People app has gotten a good change as well, with the Gmail-style user image placeholders. Just like in recent Gmail versions, a user without an image will have a colored square with the first letter of the name in the middle. It’s definitely a lot nicer than a gray silhouette while avoiding becoming too colorful.
We’re glad to see Google working hard to improve the interface of Android. While not an absolute mess like pre-Ice Cream Sandwich, Android can still use a little polish around the edges. What do you guys think of these new apps? Leave a comment!