Last month we took a look at Google's Android Compatibility Definition Document, which stated that OEMs must use white icons if they're using translucent status bars. This change could provide a more uniform experience across Android devices, something that would be better for consumers and developers alike. But the question remains - will OEMs play ball? Well, the folks at SamMobile have gotten their hands on a leaked Android 4.4 build for the Galaxy S4, and it looks like the answer, at least from the leading Android manufacturer, may be yes.

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That's right, those are white icons in the status bar up there. It's impressive how much of a difference one small change can make. In addition to that, there's now a camera icon on the lockscreen. SamMoble also mentions a tweaked keyboard in landscape mode, performance improvements, and slightly higher benchmark scores.

This test firmware is version I9505XXUFNA1 for the international Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505). If you have this variant and want to try the build out for yourself (at your own risk, of course), SamMobile has provided a download with instructions at the link below.

Source: SamMobile