Android L To Release November 1st
After Apple’s big fail, smartphone users are focused on another release, the ‘Android L’. Though rumors have been circulating on the web for months and despite Google has not made any official announcement, we believe the time for an update is closer than ever, and November 1st could be ‘the date’.
All the Android lovers are currently waiting two different releases, the Nexus 9 by HTC will be revealed first possibly on October 16th and the Android L will follow on November 1st. This final version, is about to bring a bundle of new changes, with Sundar Pichai, Android dept. CEO, stating it to be one of the biggest upgrades to Android yet, we can’t wait to test it.
Lollipop? Lemon Meringue Pie? Laddu? We don’t know what the exact name of the next Android version will be, all we know is that currently is named “Android L”.
Android L features
But let’s take a look at its features. First of all we are expecting radically new design, 5000 new APIs. The update is already available for all the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 developers since June 26th and it seems to go beyond the usual mobile updates.
The new Material Design is pretty unique, yes, it’s flat, but it’s meant to make any animation look real. Basically a “flat 3D”. Roboto font has also been updated, so everything from watch to TV to mobile looks the exactly the same. The animations on the screen will be connected to one another. Another variation we will see in the update is that notifications will flow over the screen from the top, so if you get a call while you’re playing, you’ll be notified with a pop up message on top of your screen and the same will be for your text messages or any other app notifications. The home button, back button and multi-tasking buttons on Android have been polished too. For android this is a big step ahead as it will finally have a cleaner, more intuitive-looking mobile platform.
HTC has already connected with its Android users giving the following statement about its upgrade to Android L: “HTC is excited about the new features in Android L and we can’t wait to share them with our customers. We are committed to updating our flagship HTC One family as fast as possible”.
So, what are your thoughts about it? Hopefully this time we’ll have something to really be excited about.