When Google first introduced Android 4.4, the most glaring user-facing change was a new trend towards transparency. The stock launcher, originally exclusive to the Nexus 5, had transparent status and navigation bars and its app drawer added a touch of transparency.
They even went so far as to add transparency to the Recent Apps menu—well, sort of. Unfortunately, this UI feature was only half-implemented. Traditional static wallpapers will show through on this menu, but live wallpapers will not. So, for fans of 500 Firepaper, Depth Photo 3D, or Muzei, there is one less screen where you can see... more