Android L is officially on the way!
Google confirmed earlier this week that Android L (also known by its technical name “Android 5.0 Lollipop“) will become available in several Google Nexus devices in the near future, according to The Verge.
The most significant changes found within Android L are the visual modifications that have been made with the overall design – especially the user interface.
The recently dubbed Material Design consists of a much bolder palette of colors, fluid animations, as well as a much cleaner design in general when compared with its predecessors.
Many fans and critics alike will thoroughly enjoy the multitasking menu, which was also revamped and redesigned for the Android L release. Users will be able to explore and experience brand new ways to interact with their mobile devices vocally as well.
The goal of the Material Design was to create a consistent look and overall experience for users regardless of the Google device that they are using – smartphone, tablet, streaming device, etc. Therefore, many of the updates that have already been made with other Android applications (including Google Plus) will also be included within the overall design of Android L.
Although the visual modifications are substantial, this is not the only area in which Google changed their primary operating system for mobile devices.
Developers will be pleased with more than 5,000 new APIs – especially since that means that multiple Android devices will now be able to work together and sync a lot more efficiently. Using trusted Bluetooth connections, Android L also presents new ways for users to keep their device secured.
Visually, Android 5.0 Lollipop has the most significant changes that Google has made to their mobile operating system since the 2011 release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, it is clear that Google is using Android L as the cornerstone for future developments that could quite possibly push the overall system beyond the boundaries of mobile devices.
Upon its official release, the following devices that are already being sold on the market will receive Android L as an update to their current operating system: Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 as well as any Google Play Edition mobile devices.
In addition, the report states that several brand new devices will be introduced to the market with Android L already installed and ready to go – including Nexus 6 smartphones, Nexus 9 tablets as well as the Nexus streaming media device known as Android TV.
What do you think about Android L? Are you excited about the future release of Android 5.0 Lollipop?
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