Android L officially launched
After all the rumors about the new Android version being called Lollipop (or any other dessert name starting with “L”), everybody was eagerly waiting for the Google I/O Conference to see what the new mobile operating system will bring. And even from the first day, we were all taken by surprise. Why? Because of the name, of course.
Apparently, Google decided to quit using dessert names for their mobile OS, as the last one is simply called Android L. Ok, somebody from Google, maybe Mr. Sundar Pichai himself, could have an issue with sweets, otherwise we don’t see the reason. Admit it, it was a pretty cool naming strategy.
New stuff? Oh yeah, we have some!
Anyway, let’s make a quick round-up of what the new version will bring. Google gave a first look at the Developer preview and we could saw a couple of changes. First of all, the design is flat all the way, with a refreshed status bar, a new dialing pad and redesigned system apps. Also, the transition animation were changed, in order to look way more natural.
The notification system also received an update and from now on, they will be available on the lockscreen too. Moving on, the stock keyboard has a new design, while the home, multi-task and back icons are now shaped differently than what we were used to.
Chrome will be the default browser for every phone running Android L, while the new battery saving mode, called project Volta, will allow you to set the CPU and other features in order to get as much juice as possible.
What are your first impressions about L? Are you surprised about the name? What do you expect from it?