Android L previewed: major redesign, better performance
Over at Google IO 2014, the company has just teased the next version of their mobile operating system – Android L – and while we’re not yet hearing the ‘sweet’ name nor the version number, we are introduced to a major redesign and a performance boost in graphics coding, battery life and a lot more.
Google has talked a lot about the design in their keynote, describing the depths of the shadows and how Material Design can make it a lot more convenient for the user experience. The design will be incorporated across several platforms, making it uniform for Google’s new design language. We’ve seen new quick settings, a new keyboard and a lot more in this Android version – and the new runtime is also going to be ART for performance boosts. Project Volta, Google claims, will also aim to better battery life.
Developers will be working with Google on it soon, and we’re expecting the company to launch it with the official name and version number once it’s fully ready in its next event. As for now, we have a glimpse of what’s coming next for the little green robot.