Are these images of the "L" version of Android?

Are these images of the
We have been seeing plenty of leaks that point to a pretty substantial redesign coming to Android in the near future. Most of the leaks have shown changes in what to expect from the core Google apps like Gmail, but now we're getting to see what looks to be a screenshot of an account login screen potentially from the upcoming "L" version of Android.

There are a couple things to note in the screenshots below. First is the obvious one: the account login screen looks quite a bit different than it has before and now looks a lot like a mashup of Google+ and Google Now. The other piece is more deeply in the field of rumor, and has to do with the "L" icon in the left-hand side of the system tray. Supposedly, this is a placeholder icon for a new feature which will allow a "limited interruptions" option in addition to the usual sound on/mute options. The next version of Android has been rumored to feature some pop-up notifications, and the "limited interruptions" would give you more control over when and what can take over your screen. 

The images come from reddit user Doopl, and seem to be pretty solid, but obviously nothing can be confirmed yet. We're hoping that we'll at least be seeing the next version of Android at Google I/O in a couple days, even if the update isn't released right away.


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14 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Seems like all the core Android apps will be more integrated with Google identity management and services. Reminds me of how Google forced that POS Google+ on everyone and ended up making YouTube into a sterile lifeless place. It seems that with every release of Android, Google makes sure there is less "beauty of Android". Maybe Android 5.0 will have a splashy UI, but without platform openness, it doesn't mean much.

4. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Wow! you can so much info from two images of "you're signed in" Also we haven't forgiven you for uninstalling google play yet. Anyway, from what I can see, google is bringing a "javelin stacks" like feature to chrome. Notice how chrome is 'floating' over the UI.

6. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

That might just be a custom widget

8. CannabisHighway

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Javelin Browser was the first thing I thought of too. It'll be interesting to see what they release at I/O.

2. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Implied boundaries of buttons look good, but don't function very well But this look is awesomoe

3. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I SWEAR ON ANYTHING THAT IF GOOGLE STARTS PUTTING POP-UPS IN ANDROID I WILL JUMP SHIP SOO QUICK IT WILL MAKE THEIR HEADS SPIN. NO POP-UPS ON ANDROID....GOT IT GOOGLE!

5. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Calm down man!

9. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I am calm. Just tired of ads everywhere. Nothing is certain until the release. I just don't to be trying to make a phone call one day and some 30 second video ad pops up that I have to watch before I use MY phone to make a call.

7. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

The mute icon on the right side of the notif bar looks different as well

10. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

It's time for Google I/O to bring some emotions and a healthy dose of hype, latest two years has been boring as... well you know...

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Google needs to strip android down and increase its efficiencies. First step: Get rid of the Java Virtual Machine that runs the android OS itself, which will increase battery life, reduce lag, and better utilize system resources.

12. fiddler

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

Even system time starts with 5..

13. VictorZx

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

L=Lollipop

14. silver

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

can you please tell me what is the problem of google to put battery percent on screen?

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