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Did you know: 5 interesting facts about Android L

0. phoneArena 20 Jul 2014, 10:02 posted on

Google unveiled its brand new version of Android at Google I/O nearly a month ago, and that makes for more than enough time for us to get acquainted…

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posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:09 32

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Well before Jake comes and craps on it.
I got to say, L rocks.
Grats Google for a Dev preview, this is slick.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:27 7

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


100% Agree!

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:43 15

8. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I'm a WP fan and user, and I've said it before, I'll say it again. I really like Android L. It looks sleek and sexy. Kudos to Google on this one.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 11:03 1

17. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Not sure if serious....
Serious in liking L or speculative similarity with tiles conspiracy that has a lot in common with a supposed lake monster?
To be %100 clear, this looks nothing at all or like WP!
If serious, hope you try it out honestly when it's a full release later.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 11:14 20

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nowhere did he say L looks like 8.1. Nowhere.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 12:05 4

22. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


True, my bad.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:13 13

2. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Now this is interesting. Thanks phonearena. Those iPhone 6 parts were very boring.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 13:48

38. lolatfailphones (Posts: 203; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


Yes give us top 5 android L features we might already know about!

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:16 2

3. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


And how will the nexus 6 get a 64-bit CPU? I thought snapdragon 810 was coming next year.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:32 1

5. Busyboy (unregistered)


If its true then probably SD 808

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 13:40 1

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


No way. Dual core Cortex A57 + quad core A53 would be less powerful than quad core Krait 400, even after the added performance of 64 bit.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 13:46 4

35. sgodsell (Posts: 3899; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Qualcomm is not the only CPU vendor out there. In fact a number of of chip OEMs make 64 bit CPUs as well. For instance Intel already has 64 bit CPUs that already run Android now on Intel. Samsung, Motorola, and a few others already have 64bit CPUs in some of their phones and tablets. Mediatek, Nivida, Rockchip, LG, Samsung all are releasing 64bit Arm CPUs. In fact Qualcomms first 64bit chip should be the Snapdragon 410 CPU this fall.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:35 1

6. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Although that sounds a bit ambitious but if Google partners with Samsung on Nexus 6 then there is a high chance of it releasing with 64-bit Exynos processor.

We heard quite a bit about Google forming strong relations with Samsung and I sincerely hope the new Nexus is not based on LG G3 coz of its awful display and size.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:42 1

7. Scott93274 (Posts: 5030; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Well my last phone was a Samsung Galaxy Nexus... and that phone was nothing to brag about....

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:53 5

11. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL....are you serious ?! It was the first phone to debut the most successful android version yet, Ice Cream Sandwich !

It was also the first android phone with a 720p display !

Nexus phones phones were never known for their ground breaking specs but Galaxy Nexus was.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 11:17

19. Scott93274 (Posts: 5030; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I'm pretty sure you're wrong about it being the first phone with 720p display... And yes it was the first phone with ICS, I guess you could say that the stuff that irritated me the most about it was Verizon forcing their crap on the phone, and TI for lack of support. Even though it was a Nexus device, I saw other phones get OS updates before my own.

Aside from that, I guess you could say that my frustration with the phone just so happens to be with the fact that it aged poorly, it slowed down really bad towards the end of its lifecycle, and the battery would drop 20% on the 30 minute commute to work (Even after removing a majority of the software and removing background programs regularly). If I wanted to hug walls, I would have gone with an iPhone.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 12:33 1

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It was the very first phone with a 720p screen. It was a bigger deal than the iPhone's Retina screen. Blame Verizon for all your problems because the unlocked version of the phone worked flawlessly.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 12:50

28. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


The 720p display wasn't that great tbh it had troubles with low brightness, the GPU barely could handle the 720p resolution, a 5MP camera that was awful, and pityful battery life.

With that being said it still set the standard regarding smoothness(on 4.1) and camera speed on Android when it came out.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:48 2

9. Busyboy (unregistered)


I doubt they would go to Samsung yet again. Nexus usually changes after 2 models with a company, so I'm hoping Sony gets it next. Since their allowing you to unlock the bootloader something must be up.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:54

12. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


No offense, but I hope you're wrong about soc platform, not bit width.
Somehow I feel Nexus will be higher end then G3 if made by LG again, which I feel will happen.
We all know G2 and N5 are sister models basically, but I think Google may have little more influence on the over all package this time around. Just my hunch.
Oh, I also have felt all along, but honestly questioning it, that it'll be 64 bit, the part where I was way off was the G3 which I thought was going to be too.
( LG released the G3 half baked IMO)

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:58

15. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Sorry, I wandered, I meant the G3 coming with higher end soc like 805, not the lack of being 64.
As if the N5(14, model) is 64, it'll be head an shoulders shove their own flagship the G3.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 13:46 1

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


I would be happy with a Tegra K1 that's underclocked to save battery. The dual core 64 bit version is apparently as powerful as the 32 bit quad core, which has A15 cores at 2.3 GHz. That's impressive considering most other A15 based SoCs run under 2 GHz, and work with their A7 cores in big.Little for their benchmark scores. And the GPU is 3 times as powerful as the GPU in the A7 chip in the iPhone 5S and new iPads, that definitely leaves some room for underclocking while still being a good upgrade from the S800 in the Nexus 5.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 00:50

66. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


I really think nexus 6 will get a 64bit soc because nexus is supposed to showcase latest android in its full glory and since android L supports 64bit nexus must have it else its pointless for developers to buy nexus to optimise their apps. Nexus is meant for developers to optimise their apps for the latest android release and 32bit android nexus will nit allow them to do so .

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:55

13. james.blunt.1973 (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


What comes after Nexus 6? Nexus 7?

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 15:18

44. xche78x (Posts: 101; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Google will probably add a suffix to the nexus names and revert the numbering to zero or 1. Ex google nexus one. They can even call the nexus 6 the "Nexus L." So the next model could be named Nexus L2 or Nexus M.

Nexus 7 is already used in the 2012 nexus tablet made by asus with tegra 3 and the nexus 7 2013 with s4pro soc. nexus 7 name might still be used on the 3rd iteration if they ever made such product, could use 64but soc from any manufacturer and QHD display. Or just release nexus 8 rumored to be made by htc.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 10:58 1

16. Trolloftheyear (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Best smartphone OS will be even better.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 11:32

20. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Are the users able to stay on Dalvik? Some apps may not work on ART.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 15:23 1

45. xche78x (Posts: 101; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Just like 64bit windows, android L still has dalvik to run legacy apps. Its transparent, users dont need to switch anything. If apps are not upgraded to art version, android will select dalvik as its runtime for only such app. Thats how i understand it, correct me if im wrong...

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 16:05

46. sachouba (Posts: 172; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


When I am using ART Runtime on the Galaxy S5, I cannot run some apps whereas they work with Dalvik. Android doesn't select Dalvik automatically, and it's impossible to do it manually. Maybe it changed on Android L.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 17:53

52. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Wrong.

ART is the same crap as Dalvik besides it compiles upon installing rather than while executing.

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