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Android L Q&A: Post your questions here!

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Android L Q&A: Post your questions here!

Android L – it is here, but it is not. Google has already put the latest version of its platform in developers' hands, but ordinary folks won't have the chance to experience it until later this year. We, however, have it running on our Google Nexus 5 and we've been tinkering with it for the past few days. In fact, we gave it a preview already and we even compared it to the upcoming iOS 8

Still, is there anything else about the Android L release that you wish to know? If so, then you're at the right place. We've decided to have a Q&A session for Android L so that any of our readers who don't have access to the beta can learn more about what's coming. Just before you shoot your question at us in the comments below, see if it has not been already answered in a post from our Android L coverage. We'll answer your questions to the best of our knowledge in a separate article, which will be posted in a few days. 

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posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:28

1. drunkenjay (Posts: 928; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


what are the features that you find better or worse on android L compared to android 4.4 jellybean?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:34 3

2. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 180; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Android 4.4 is KitKat

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 19:22

23. drunkenjay (Posts: 928; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


wups my bad got confused =p

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:35 1

3. wolverinexmen9 (Posts: 111; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


Someone doesn't know the difference between Jellybean (4.3) and KitKat (4.4) lol

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 02:18

37. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


All major updates have a mascot.. Like Kitkat Android, Jellybean Android, A Bee Android, ICS Android... What will the mascot for Android L if they dont name it Lollipop or Limepie or something... Are they going too professional from where they were by not naming it with some dessert name ? If they are not, then what will be the android design for Android "L".. Coz how you market your product always matters... also visualizing... :)

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:37 1

4. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 180; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Is android L gunna have all the performance that KitKat and jellybean had? Like project svelte and project butter?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 18:36 2

12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Obviously. They aren't going to take those features away in a new version. Android L is actually going to have better performance now that ART is the default runtime.

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 06:50

49. XaErO (Posts: 325; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


"They are not going to take those features away in a new version"

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But it may happen; that bringing some new functionality in Android L may affect the performance of the feature implemented earlier (e.g. project butter) .. in that case & in my opinion; the question (posted by crazymonkey05) remains valid ..

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:14

61. RedMage1928 (Posts: 25; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


It's the first iteration of the new OS version;doubtless there will be bugs and areas to improve.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:47 2

5. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Why they use Android "L" instead some dessert name.

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:50 4

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Do u know guys that Google using ABCD...XYZ means alphabetical order for updates.
Gingerbread as G
Honeycomb as H
Ice cream as I
Jelly Bean as J
KitKat as K
And L, I don't why just L not name.
Next version will M

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:55 2

9. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


It could be better if they called it "Lollipop" or "Lime Pie"

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:59 2

10. EgyDroid (Posts: 111; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Sorry to end your happiness but..........
everyone know this...
not "everyone" but most of us know

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 18:28 2

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Also Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, and Froyo (Frozen Yogurt) before that. And this is just a developer's preview, not the official release. they'll come out with a real name on the official release; probably Lollipop.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:15

62. RedMage1928 (Posts: 25; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


Lifesaver?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 18:55 1

15. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


lol, you just found out that now??

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 20:47 1

30. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Lol. Yep...

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 18:57 2

16. LuisM270 (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


The name is still unknown, but there would be a dessert name, probably lime cake, lime pie, lollipop

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:52

7. superkuiken (Posts: 166; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


Does every phone support it as easy, or do you need better processors and ram to get optimal performance? Is it also possible for low-range devices to run it smoothly?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 17:52

8. EgyDroid (Posts: 111; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Can the developers make a custom ROM based on Android L for other than the nexus 5?
sorry for the noob question...

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 18:58 2

17. LuisM270 (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Of course, only you need to wait until final release of Android L

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 19:09

20. EgyDroid (Posts: 111; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Thanks man

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 18:48

13. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


What hardware requirements Android L has ?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 19:01

18. LuisM270 (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Maybe phones with at least quadcore chips and 1gb of ram, but everyone knows that any dev can port roms to any device

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 18:53

14. blazee (Posts: 412; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Have the country flags been added to the keyboard emojis?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 19:04

19. mc1191 (Posts: 39; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Will stock icons be redesigned to match overall flat theme of Android L?

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 20:23

29. vincelongman (Posts: 4574; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Most likely, but they would probably do that for the official release
My guess is the dev preview is more to test the new features and so devs can update their apps for the newer version ART

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 19:17

21. JGuinan007 (Posts: 685; Member since: 19 May 2011)


IF you have a galaxy note 3 will android L work on your phone I heard it will only support 64bit chips

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 19:49 1

27. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


It has support for 64bit chips, but it doesn't mean it won't support 32bit chips

posted on 01 Jul 2014, 19:18

22. JGuinan007 (Posts: 685; Member since: 19 May 2011)


why isn't it called lolli pop?

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