4.4 FINAL / ANDROID 4.4.4

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This week at PA headquarters we worked very hard to bring you the most stable experience ever since 4+.
Too many hot fixes have been merged today, along with some new goodies.

What does 4.4 Final mean?

Current featured branch reached final stable state. Doesn’t mean at all that development has stopped :) You can just flash this, and feel safe.


KITKAT UPSTREAM

  • Android 4.4.4 upstream tag has been merged into our source.

VOLUME PANEL

  • The Volume Panel has been re-designed as you can see in the image below to be inline with hover, be less intrusive and more beautiful.

HOVER

  • Hover UI/UX has been reworked a bit for tablet users: Hover will not take the whole screen width, but it will respect notification size. Also status bar isn’t hidden when hover shows and you can pull it down when you want, as you touch status bar Hover will be dismissed to not overload on top of status bar expanded state. Another awesome thing is that un-dismissible notifications cases like screenshots etc have been solved (yea is true). Last but not least the marriage with ticker view has been reworked, when hover is enabled and you receive notifications from foreground app they will not be shown in Hover but in ticker.

PIE

  • Fixed a couple of issues regarding repositioning. Also, Pie now follows same behavior of navigation bar on phone when in landscape, sticks at right. Last but not least Pie is now themeable by external xml resources, by Theme Engine.

PEEK

  • As for Peek App our Native Peek got some love on sensors side. They should work better now. You can find latest Peek App with advanced features on Play Store, check link below.

THEME ENGINE

  • Merged upstream changes and added style support to Dialer app, IME switcher alert dialog and many more.

BATTERY TILE AND STATUS BAR INDICATOR

  • Added colorizing support for all components for both circle and stock look. Themers can play with everything now :)

RECENTS

  • Hopefully fixed rare blank screen and always show translucent decors.

DOCUMENTS UI

  • Updated system API to let it delete folders.

PARANOID OTA

  • Fixed some FCs.

TRANSLATIONS

  • Imported new crowdin translations.

GENERAL

  • Fixed various bugs as rare softboots and cleanups.

Community legacy corner:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103106032137232805260

P.S. The theme shown off in the images below was made by our own +Carlo Savignano and will be available on the Play Store soon this week. Follow him to get state updates and to show him some love :)

P.P.S. The icons in the screens are from Kraken Rounded icon pack made by our own +Matt Flaming , link to the pack down below.

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