Graphic experts seem to be busy creating concepts for the rumored Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. In this line, a concept from Jinesh Shah has caught the attention of Android enthusiasts for its clean looks that seem to be apt for a next generation OS.
The concept featured on DroidLife shows interesting changes in the home screen, especially the “hidden widgets” concept. Hidden widgets, i.e., widgets that are not on the home screen, can be revealed via swipes and gestures. The lockscreen widget gives a more complete appearance. A new scrollable Google Now integrated with notifications will eliminate the need to swipe down.
Among other prominent changes, the home screen has a transparent task bar, a revamped clock, and additional widgets namely, Google Search and Google Music. The concept may not be what the new Android 5.0 will actually feature, but it is worth mentioning that the look exudes practicality and functionality.
The Key Lime Pie is expected to launch in late October, several weeks after the Android 4.3, which is expected to launch on June 20th. Most rumors say that the Android 4.3, a minor upgrade over its predecessor, will arrive with the new Nexus 7 tablet by July. And, the Android 5.0, a comprehensive upgrade, will arrive with the Google Nexus 5 phone in October. In fact, the Android 5.0 launch is expected to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Google’s Android OS.
Apple’s next gen OS, the iOS 7, has received acclamations from tech analysts around the world. It has introduced radical changes to the user interface, with many calling it more Android-like. That seems to heighten expectations for the next gen Android 5.0, which is likely to flaunt new colors, wallpapers, icons, etc. Current trend reveals that a futuristic design pertains to a clean and straightforward design.