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The Android L Developer Preview for Nexus Devices | Expert Review

With that nifty touch and more of what may be called a legitimate redesign of the android UI, android L aims at bringing yet another mesmerizing experience of use. The dawn of the initial Beta release has devs and geeks excited around the globe. However, arguably a beta release of L is not yet a daily driver for many, yet provides the early realization in its developer preview.

Android L Release Date

The gratifying delicacy though, was presented only for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 models, at the Google I/O, on June 25, 2014. The release date is however expected in late 2014.


Android L Dev preview available on Nexus Devices only

What is in the Package?

The polish, presented for stock, raises bars as with the context of visuals relatively to all the earlier versions of android. Looked to be inspired furthermore from ‘Project Butter’, integrated with Jelly Bean, Ray Kurzweil evinced how android L aims at presenting the smoothest interface with enfold animation tweaks running at 60 fps leaving dropped jaws.

What are Tech Nerds' Views about Android L?

The top 5 features, as compiled by MKBHD, a fondly watched tech-savvy You Tuber, are as follows:

  1. New Lock Screen
  2. Better Notifications
  3. Material Redesign
  4. Newer Settings Layout
  5. The Little things

Whats changed compared to Android 4.4 KitKat?

Android 4.4 Kitkat had this peculiar lockscreen, carrying the mainstream ring lock at default, with of course the ability of checking notifications and time. It also portrayed a running app toggle on the lock screen like for the Google Play Music. The new version brings in a change, being a swipe up to unlock feature.

The left, pops in the Camera and the dialler is to the right of the finger swipe. The notification bar transcends to transparency here, with the battery discharge add on icon to it.


Double finger/touch swipes may well be termed obsolete although multi touch obviously stays. The notification swipe outlays a polish of the bars to slide. The second swipe layers, furthermore, the quick settings panel.

This blatantly could well be accused of the biggest change to the notifications module in android, of all time. A chrome-cast icon addition is the fancied new feature which enables the casting of a screen with the device plugged to a screen of your choice. The settings page is analogous to that of HTC sense, adding in the search option atop.

Whats changed compared to Android 4.4 KitKat?


Tweaks have blended in with the process animations for every micro detail. It’d be fair to say they’re intuitive for the users, raising cognitive fluency to get obsessed with the interface over time. Andy L is indeed that whole different buff up for stock.

The next flagship boost? Polls are out……


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