Google’s most formidable Android release, codenamed ‘L’, is now to be had in the type of the Android L Developer Preview. Builders can obtain the Android L Preview SDK from the Android SDK manager, which incorporates gadget photography for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) devices.
The Android L Developer Preview will present builders with 32-bit device images to flash on the Nexus devices, with an extra emulator for sixty four-bit device images. Google is looking it the greatest unencumber in Android history, with over 5,000 totally new apis. At present it is only often called Android L, given that there isn’t a final name and model number. Android L will unencumber later this year, though an exact date isn’t identified.
With Android L, Google has refreshed the interface design of the whole operating machine. The company identifies it as the brand new “subject matter Design” which is bolder, more vibrant, and more animated. More than a few changes to UI embrace a new dialer, refreshed Android navigation buttons, redesigned transition animation and extra. Total, the design theme makes a specialty of elevation values of UI elements inside apps.
The default Chrome browser has been upgraded on Android L as neatly. As Google at its Keynote I demonstrated, now links on the internet can now even be used to launch apps instead of internet sites. As an example, taking a look up a cafe in Chrome and then tapping a link to not best launch the Open Table app, but in addition have it understand that it will have to deliver up that restaurant’s reserving page. Google search outcomes may additionally now be hyperlinks that trigger an app, relatively than links to websites.
Google has ditched the Dali runtime in Android L and has introduced art for 64-bit, which permits apps to run faster, and is compatible with ARM, x86 and MIPS architectures. It also signifies that Android devices will be capable of tackle more RAM than the 32-bit limit allowed.
As opposed to stronger efficiency, Google is also aiming for better battery lifestyles in Android smartphones with its Android L. The presented challenge Volta improves the “instrumentation” of battery knowledge thru an instrument called “Battery Historian.” Google has additionally added a “Battery Saver” mode in “L” which may also be brought on manually or configured to be enabled robotically when the battery is low.