While Android L is not ready for game time just yet (not least because it hasn't even received a proper name yet), Google nevertheless treated us to a lengthy demo of the new update during the I/O keynote speech yesterday, and the changes are quite extensive.
For one, beyond the troves of new APIs that will allow third-party developers to provide even more immersive experiences within and outside their apps, and even beyond the many new features and performance improvements that are on board L, Google also introduced quite the design overhaul. Indeed, the next Android version will be decidedly flatter, and more minimalistic and colorful than ever before. Google has also labored hard to bring even the smaller details to life through animated feedback, and so far we're pretty happy with what we've seen.
Design overhauls are always a big deal, especially when you consider how stale Android KitKat has started feeling, despite the minor changes it itself introduced in regards to the platform's design. This will inevitably attract quite some attention from consumers, and many of you will wonder exactly how the next version of the world's most popular mobile OS compares with what we have available right now with KitKat. As you can imagine, we're here to oblige. Take a look!
Disclaimer: Keep in mind that the currently-available Android L Preview build is not final and design is subject to change.