Google has promised that the Android L will usher in more innovations compared to earlier builds. It will offer a software upgrade that matches Apple’s move to iOS 7.0, both in features and visual design. Here are five things we should expect from the Android L:
1.Enhanced visual design:
Android L comes with more radical design enhancement to the Android ecosystem. The layered 3D tiles and richer animations will bring more cohesive styling. There will be more seamless switch between apps because animations on the interface will connect with one another.
Notifications panels and the Lock Screen will be unified. Users can “lift” the home screen to view latest notifications. Unlike current Android versions, the new notification will be layered unobtrusively over games, spreadsheets, phone calls and other apps. Answering to phone calls and replying to text messages are just swipe away.
3. Better power management for users:
The Android L comes with the Project Volta which allows app developers to detect energy leaks. This feature grants users the ability to patch holes and improve their codes to enhance battery life. By running only optimized apps, users can get up to 90 minutes of extra battery life.
4. Better support for wearables:
With Android L, Google could ensure similar feel and look across multiple smart devices. Android Wear devices will look similar to Google Now with familiar voice recognition and swipeable tiles. These watches will scan for nearby connected Android L smartphones for compatible apps and display relevant information on the watch face. This simplifies the task of integrating between smartphones and smartwatches.
5. Integration with Android TV:
Android TV is a continuation of the Google TV, which doesn’t work out too well in the market. Android L smartphones could work as remote controls with built-in content searches and voice recognition technology. The new operating version will work with multiple 4K Android TV models released by Sharp, Phillips and Sony.
Google has introduced the Android L for smartphones, smart TVs, tablets and other devices at Google I/O Conference in 2014. Like previous Android versions, the Android L will also be entirely free to users and those who have managed to try it could testify that the new software is more accessible and more fluid. Early updates should arrive to Nexus and Google Play Edition devices.