Thanks to Reddit, we’ve noticed that on the Google I/O 2014 website that Google has a different status bar in the screenshot there. It’s the same color, but the icons are slightly different. The icons actually look a lot like the ones that Sony uses? (ZOMG SONY NEXUS CONFIRMED….just kidding.) There’s not much to go on here, but thanks to Reddit, you can take a look at the status bar icons on the Nexus 5 compared to the one shown on the Google I/O website. We still aren’t sold on a new version of Android coming out of Google I/O this year, but we could be surprised with a new version. We wouldn’t mind seeing Android 4.5 right?
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Google I/O kicks off on Wednesday, June 25th, which is next week, and we’re definitely excited for Google I/O this year. We’re looking at Android Wear being announced and seeing lots of during the Keynote, but as far as Android 4.5 or even 5.0, I just don’t see that happening. Last year we didn’t see a new version of Android, we actually got it a couple months later at a separate event with the Nexus 7 (2013) and the Chromecast. We know that Google is planning some redesigns for the next version of Android as well as getting rid of Dalvik runtime. But we shouldn’t be surprised with a redesign of Android since we do see changes in the design all the time, just about every version of Android gets a tweak in its design. Which is normal for an OS. Unlike Apple who hadn’t changed much from iOS 1 to 6, and then did a major overhaul in iOS 7. Sure there were some UI changes, but not much to get excited about.
Next week will be like Christmas for many of us, as Google has all kinds of presents and we can’t to see what Google has in store.