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Google inadvertently reveals redesigned Android status bar icons

Android Status Bar

The Google I/O page has made a rather interesting revelation. The page reveals a device which appears to be the Nexus 5, sporting a rather different looking set of status bar icons. As you can see from the comparison image above, it’s completely different from what we’re accustomed to seeing on stock Android devices.

And given that it’s coming directly from the Google I/O page and not some other source, we’re bound to believe that this is indeed the real deal. Considering that it was revealed on the I/O site, it is likely that we’ll hear about this during next week’s event. However, it is just as likely that this is merely a placeholder for the next major overhaul of Android. There are several theories floating around at the moment, but only Google will have to clarify our doubts now.

Considering the fact that the clock still says 4:40 (Android 4.4), it’s likely that the visual refresh will be done with KitKat and not the next major release of Android. What are your thoughts?

Source: Reddit