This sort of immersive screen effect, which also allows a device wallpaper to make full-use of a screen pixel density, will be killed soon once Google has unleashed the KitKat 4.4.1 update patch.
Yes, the candy bar is already up for some minor correction, according to Slash Gear, and the apparent target for the moment is the faulty graphic rendering that silently plagues the 10-inch Nexus 10.
While rumours are rife that the Nexus 10 will be refreshed just before the onset of the 2013 holiday season, Google it seems is not leaving any stones unturned before it focuses its attention to the Asus-built Nexus 10 2.
Pointing to XDA Developers member JosephRaphael as its source, Slash Gear reported that the outgoing Nexus 10 seemed unable to properly handle the graphical tweaks performed by Google engineers with KitKat 4.4.
And since production of the full-sized Nexus 10 tablet has already stopped, Google was compelled to address the hardware issue with a software solution - that is by taking off some pressure from the device's graphic engine.
There was no mention when the corrective patch will hit the update pipeline. It was unclear too if KitKat 4.4.1 is exclusive only for the first Nexus 10.
What is clear though is the Samsung-assembled Nexus will not be as cool as that of the soon-to-come-out Nexus 10 2013, giving more reasons for Android fans to consider upgrading in the coming weeks.
Numerous leaks suggest that Google is prepping the large-screen stock Android tablet to be the chief rival of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Air. It is expected then that its killer features will certainly measure up to that of the fifth-generation iPad.
It is being visualised to flash the same portrait orientation of the iPad Air, which is a departure from Samsung's design language in producing giant-screen tablets.
Also, the powerhouse within is likely a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip that should tap on RAM of up to 3GB. Adreno 330 GPU, which Google has introduced with the Nexus 5, could also be part of the mix.
Yet two of the most awaited features attributed to the Nexus 10 2013 are the new form-factor, which should match the iPad Air's slimmed down and lighter build, and the high-resolution display screen rendering.
It is no secret the Air is laced with Retina and the likelihood is Google would attempt to exceed the former's screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 with the new Nexus 10's 2560 x 1600 - promising a Full HD display serving for Android lovers.
All this exciting features should be laid on the table soon enough, with analysts convinced that the Nexus 10 2013 release date is pegged right before the holidays, likely in time for the 2013 Black Friday gadget deals.
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