Android L Preview: there's a lot to be excited about

To say that the past couple of days have been exciting for Android enthusiasts would be an understatement. After all, there's a fresh, new flavor of Android on the horizon, as Google confirmed at the I/O conference opening keynote. It is being referred to as "the L release", for lack of a sweeter name, and it brings both visual and functional changes to the platform, as well as tons of improvements under the hood. At the same time, developers will benefit from the tons of newly-added APIs, which will enable them to create apps more powerful than ever...
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13. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It's pretty nice to use. Fast, fluid and not saw hard on eyes as made out to be. Enhanced settings like do not disturb is kool. Worth checking out if you can.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It's pretty nice to use. Fast, fluid and not saw hard on eyes as made out to be. Enhanced settings like do not disturb is kool. Worth checking out if you can.

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Woah triple take? Disaster!! ;)

25. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Dang lol..posted an booked, my bad.

36. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Sh*t happens! :p

18. cncrim

Posts: 1585; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

It is kind nice and exciting to get the new look and UI, the draw back is it getting more cumbersome, now day OS/manufacture getting flatter and flatter everyone consider as it as modern but once they try to push the limit of flatness, the simplicity will be out the window. Picture worth a thousand words, for example home button now is a circle and recent app is retangle, and many feature in the setting too. Please Google whatever redesign you do, don't change the fundametal concept of picture UI.

26. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Great job Google but.. still no clock on-screen(while off) clock!

28. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

You mean like Nokia's Glance screen?

37. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Daydream? Many options for daydream on play store.

27. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

And they say white Xperia UI is ugly.

30. josephnero

Posts: 777; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Awesome

32. tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I'm actually grown to like the direction that Android is heading with its design. Although, there are some minor areas where I find inconsistent or not to my liking, but that's just my taste. I'm interested in playing with the stock Android once the new version release.

40. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

then i get 4.4.3 or 4.4.4 on moto g?

41. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

With this, it doesn't look like stock, but i don't feel it to be minimal, i think this design will eat much ram, i hope i am wrong. Anyways, its absolutely fantastic work by Google, surprise us everytime.

42. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

If iOS 8 was massive, this must be Colossal!

43. HoPhonTab

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Lol because of that battery saver ,and the time left to charge and etc. I think you don't need to install the Battery Doctor :-) or any other battery saving app

46. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

And with the Do-Not-Disturb you no longer need to install automatic silencing apps...

47. janaa

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

Instead of waiting to get latest update from Google, atleast we can give a shot to this to see how does it looks like on our own phone .... remove the space http s://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vive​k.theme&hl=en
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