Android L screenshot sets pop up, show a new keyboard, new settings, and lots of color

With the tentatively-named Android L project that Google announced yesterday, we got a thoroughly revamped interface with the fashionable "flat", but colorful demeanor that many Android manufacturers, like Samsung and LG, adopted for their respective TouchWiz and Optimus overlays. 

In addition, Google finally overhauled the aging notification system, which looked pale and barren in stock Android, when compared to some third party efforts you can find in manufacturer overlays, or the Play Store. 

The multitasking options also got a boost with a Google Now-style card system, and there are plenty of other visual changes to go around, marked by the new Material Design language that Google plans to use across devices - from smartwatches, through phones and tablets, to cars and TVs. 

The most detectable visual changes are the redrawn navigational buttons, PlayStation-style, and the color-coded interface sections, but we will also get a new Contacts app, settings, and a new keyboard, as postings with Android L screenshots indicate. 

Take a peek at the screens, and tell us what you think about the new, flat Android L interface that is coming our way.


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