Android L: in-depth look at Google's latest Android update
New "Material Design" interface that transcends the ultra mobile form factor
Enhancements to functionality
Search is more powerful than ever
The recent apps menu has been redesigned
Sizable improvements to notification handling
Android L will be contextually-aware
Android L will deliver a number of performance improvements
Android L is 64-bit ready, courtesy of its new ART runtime
Console-grade graphics on their way?
Android L brings Project Volta and Battery Saver mode
Bring your own device to work initiatives rejoice: Android L is both for work and play
2. eldyagustius (Posts: 122; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
more likely Android L > (bigger than) iOs 8
3. Lift_Off (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
Shut up Deathstroke you got worked by Batman in Arkham Origins
13. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 372; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
I defeated Green arrow in "arrow".
I killed his mother
Corrupted his sister
And took away his company.
27. meanestgenius (Posts: 648; Member since: 28 May 2014)
And in the end got locked in a deep hole on a deserted island by Green Arrow in "Arrow". Green Arrow won in the end.
Great show, btw....
72. TheLegendaryGhost (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)
it's a comic like batman and superman from DC... and the show they are talking about is pretty damn good...
90. TheOldOne (Posts: 77; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
it is a soap opera for goodness' sake!
Green Arrow bangs Laurel, then it goes ahead and bangs her sister, then, on the island, bangs a chinese chick. Then back on the city, bangs Laurel again, then goes ahead and has a flinch with his female associate. Little bit forwards, goes again and bangs Laurel sister just to get ready to bang Laurel once again (with Laurel sister approval) in the next series. Possible Felicity too...
Then there is the story with his little sister, his best friend and his best friend's father and his mother. I’ll give you a hint: guess how’s the sister’s father and brother and with whom her mother had an affair.
The soundtrack is good tough, and Manu Bennett really shines. Not mentioning Felicity memorable quotes. But that's all.
91. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I've barely seen it, but I 1)really hate the "Arrow voice" and 2) hate how so far, Arrow is super serious. One of the things I loved about the animated Green Arrow from the Justice League cartoon is how much of a snarker he is.
93. TeeHee12 (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 May 2014)
Yeah but now your in jail on a random Chinese Island where its name translates to purgatory. A win? I dont think so...
66. Imaxxacre (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)
Deathstroke = Slade from Teen Titans. Slade was a truly awesome and psychological villain.
92. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Deathstroke is Deathstroke. Slade Wilson is his real name in the comics. Teen Titans pissed me off because it seemed like a stupid and juvenile cartoon after the mature badassery of Batman, Superman, Batman Beyond, and Justice League.
4. Iodine (Posts: 157; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
That's why it has so many features from iOS 8....43
38. vincelongman (Posts: 946; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Custom keyboard, word predictions, widgets, extensions, hotword detection, quick settings, previews in multitasking/safari, battery stat
47. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 98; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
Your funny. All that stuff was on my LG Vortex crap smp I bought three years ago. I love how everyone hears Apple say something or mentions a feature thats been on Android for years and thinks it was Apples Idea. I remember when Steve Jobs said Apple didnt need Widgets and things like that on the iPhone and that "iPhone users didnt use Widgets and didnt want to". I know he didnt say exactly taht, but it was close. Now look tho. All those features Android has always had just arived on Apple. Boo hiss....................
82. DanishDynamite (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
And i love how you don't get irony...
12. LikeMyself (Posts: 202; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
More likely Symbian Belle > Android Gingerbread >> iOS 8
It's nice that all platforms are copying design elements from each other as these creative minds are just making the platforms look more and more beautiful!! And us getting gorgeous toys to play. Nice!
15. tarek1980 (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I agree with you the look screen for Android L looks like Nokia Symbian Belle, this is really cool
16. ecmedic4 (Posts: 193; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Some ppl just can't resist starting fanboy wars huh? Neither Apple, or iOS 8 were mentioned anywhere in the article, yet the first comment was someone throwing a jab at Apple. Grow up already.
68. uRiBiTo666 (Posts: 20; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)
of course. We wil take any chance we have to rub iOS users in the face how Android Beats iOS
75. ecmedic4 (Posts: 193; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Like I said above, GROW UP. Android isn't perfect, neither is iOS, and everyone has a personal preference.
43. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6131; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
ANDROID L = ( LARGER THAN iOS 8).
74. sar44 (Posts: 143; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)
also scanning for viruses non google play apps
94. TeeHee12 (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 May 2014)
Were deathstrokes 1-8 taken or do you just favor the number nine?
96. Bernoulli (Posts: 1433; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
is it me or the sizeable notifications looks a loooooooooooooooooooot like what we had in symbian days?
98. oldhamletman (Posts: 35; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)
so android is going to try to catch up with windows phone I guess....
and if you trash that statement, you havent actually used windows phone for enough time to appreciate what it can do....
also, IOS8 is playing catchup with everyone, it's not even close
8. DogeShibe (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
They screwed Youtube app for Windows Phone for no reason,and lost me as a costumer and i will stop using every scroogle service once bing gets stronger outside US.
18. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
It constantly amazes me how easily WP fans fell for Microsoft's manipulation in that scenario. Google didn't "screw over" YouTube for "no reason" on WP. Microsoft repeatedly and deliberately kept designing versions of the app that broke Google's terms of service in big ways, like allowing users to download videos or turn off ads. They then acted like Google was a big, bad bully when Google inevitably disabled the app versions they put out.
"No reason." Freaking fanboy.
23. DogeShibe (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
Nearly every Microsoft's apps are available for Android, iOS (all official). Not a single google app is available for Windows Phone but available for iOS. Need i say more?
24. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 713; Member since: 29 May 2014)
because WP doesn't sell well? and google don't want to waste their time and energy on wp?
because android sell well? and microsoft also want to have a bit of android market?
28. DogeShibe (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
Don't waste time & energy on 50 million Windows Phone users? That's why we call them Scroogle.
32. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 713; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Google need all their worker to FOCUS on L. 50 million compared to 1 billion is peanut!!! Especially when the 50 million is MOSTLY low end user, who use it as feature phone.
On the other hand microsoft feel their wasting effort on focusing on 50 million user, thus they try to rob google 1 billion user. That's brilliant.
35. DogeShibe (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
Wasting effort focusing on 50 million users? Don't think so.They keep doin better & better.
Rob 1 Billion user? They respect the billion people & release apps for android & iOS,sometimes even before their Windows counterpart.
None of your facts are going to change my viewpoint.
*Here goes my one finger salute to scroogle & their fans*
36. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 713; Member since: 29 May 2014)
when android has 100 million user, 200 million, 600 million user, microsoft didn't make any software for android. lol.
any counter comment?
PS: ... of course before windows counterpart... wp only has 50 million user. remember?
41. DogeShibe (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
What? Are you trying to say that MS didn't made apps when Android wasn't popular?
46. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
And, apps like Halo Waypoint have not worked in over a year...amazingly enough, the Outlook mail for Android works pretty well...
71. Liveitup (Posts: 872; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Google has 1 billion users yet they copy the small guy. Google doesn't want to create they want to be lazy and imitate.
99. Bernoulli (Posts: 1433; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
that was nokia's idea to have a bit of android's market, not microsoft's by any means
61. tech2 (Posts: 1773; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Did you even read his comment?
And you expect Google to make apps for them while they keep insulting google via Scroogled campaign?
Lastly, android has 1 billion active users and WP had barely 5 percent market share. So MS needs google more then google needs MS.
40. elitewolverine (Posts: 1154; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Sniggly, MS waited for more than a year, google kept saying it was OS limited. After over a year of failed talks. MS released a version of youtube that was far beyond what people expected.
Yes it broke their terms, so have other apps. Not to mention the freedom iOS gets that MS has not.
I would present more, but the idea google was so innocent, is so false it will make your head spin. MS just didn't go, hey lets make an app that screws terms, no it was the result, direct result, of talks about releasing the api's for MS to use. When they didn't, MS showed google what it could do.
52. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Yeah, if you want to talk ulterior motives, let's talk about the constant attack ads Microsoft has run against Google. If I had a company that provided an OS, and a rival OS maker kept trying to convince consumers that my OS was absolutely horrible in every way, I'd be very disinclined to help the rival OS out by providing apps for it. Microsoft under Ballmer has been a den of snakes. I can only hope the new guy in charge didn't take lessons from him.
54. elitewolverine (Posts: 1154; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Yes of course they would, its called rival.
Samsung did it to Apple, yet they have a agreement for building materials for devices.
Droid has attacked apple left and right, yet we have services.
In the end face it, MS more than waited and dealed with google and got nothing. So they made their own app. No big Metro is great, prefer it even over my note 3 official youtube app.
59. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
So if Google and Apple can still work together despite their differences, how much worse must the behind the scenes nastiness be for Google and Microsoft? What boggles my mind is that WP fanboys act like Google feels threatened by MS. They're not. WP has had its chance at the big leagues, and has only succeeded due to Nokia's name and it's exceedingly cheap phones. There has been virtually no movement of units at the high end. There's a reason why barely anyone besides Nokia bothers with WP anymore.
62. elitewolverine (Posts: 1154; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Yes cause droids success was only because of its flagships? Please it's the dime a dozen phones they feed to everyone as well.
To bring light to the knowledge of this.
Google since before 2011, has been hampering metadata and other things in the API. The question I have for you. Is when did the scroogle campaign start?
Hint: It is well after the fact MS and other companies have brought forth that google has been denying service requests to the site for search inquiries.
83. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Android's success has not *only* been because of its flagships, BUT its flagships have succeeded as well. The original Motorola Droid reached 1 million units sold faster than the original iPhone, the Galaxy S series was enough of a hit to get lawsuit attention from Apple, and the HTC Evo basically made up Sprint's Android smartphone base for 2010.
Also, Microsoft's advertising BS didn't *start* with Scroogled. It really started with #droidrage, which began in late 2011. Mind you, this was back before WP was even a blip on the radar and failing miserably to gain any hold on the market. (Why Google should have to work on app support for what was then a failed OS is anyone's guess).
Also, Microsoft jumped in the lawsuit game way before that as well. Between the lack of customers to cater to and Microsoft being just as adversarial as, if not more than, Apple, what incentive did Google have to support Windows Phone in any way?
The trouble with you is that you're talking to someone who's been in the game here for almost 6 years, and who remembers events well enough to fact check on them. Microsoft has done nothing to earn Google's trust as a business partner. All they've done is continually stab Google in the back while whining that Google doesn't do enough for them.
Oh, and now in the midst of all the campaigns Microsoft has run trying to get people to hate Android, they're releasing cheap "Android" phones. Imagine that.
78. AfterShock (Posts: 2106; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
You're killing them, truthfully.
22. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 713; Member since: 29 May 2014)
good luck then, bye bye!!!
microsoft is really a bad boy here. they throw stone, and hide their hand. just like sniggly said, microsoft has not been honest. and there's more to it.
maybe you need to read a history book on dr. dos, novel, os/2, netscape, sendo, nokia to understand why microsoft has been called the evil empire.
30. DogeShibe (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
Well,Microsoft cares about their users so they made an app themselves,they had no other option.I wish Microsoft should really throw stones someday.Hit so hard they (Scroogle & their fans) will poop Jelly beans all over their pants.
63. eldyagustius (Posts: 122; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
YEAHHH JUST POOP IT! Because we'll already have Lollipops
45. jgalvez21 (Posts: 12; Member since: 29 May 2014)
please it was ur fault for using windows phone
microsoft does the same to everyone else to push their closed standards
its microsoft fault for trying to break api they getting some of their medicine back
81. DogeShibe (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
It's not called fault,it's called choice.
104. dragonherder (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Microsoft was allowed to develop an application that used the HTML5 based API which they waited on actually developing an app/licensing the api until the terms of service changed to state that if you develop a youtube app you need to use the HTML5 based APIs. Microsoft did not want to do this and instead developed applications that first cut out ads and let users download the videos and then later they tried to reverse engineers google's ad api so that they were displaying the ads and removed the download. However there is some sense of reasoning to how google puts certain ads on certain videos and not using the official apis and trying to circumvent them again against the ToS.
Microsoft could of made the HTML5 app, but HTML5 performance on Windows Phone is apparently subpar enough that they had to try and do their little dance to try and get an application that used their native video player instead and tried to loop reverse engineered apis through that. Frankly the whole fiasco was Microsoft's fault for 1 - waiting to long to license the Youtube API and 2 - Trying to circumvent the agreement after they waited to long.