Android L preview on your Nexus 5 and Nexus 7
The Google I/O 2014 was fantastic and we had a huge amount of viewers on out liveblog. There were a lot of new concepts introduced at the event and we are glad to know that Sundar Pichai begun the keynote. Google has released the factory images of the Android “L” preview which was unveiled on Wednesday. The Android L software developer kit which is also known as the SDK is available for download as of now and can be installed on a Nexus 7 or Nexus 5. The SDK can be fetched from the official developer website of Google where there are detailed instructions on how to download and complete the installation.
We has presumed that this update would be a huge and a memorable one and it has really happened. Google has called it the “biggest update in the history of Android”. According to India Today, the Android L update offers a great change in the entire user interface with enhancements with a key focus on a new “Material Design” which spans not only Android but also the Chrome OS and Google’s web apps.
The Android L release offers more than 5000 new APIs and has huge improvements which include synced notifications across Chrome OS and Android, notifications with actions, a battery life saver and a new 64-bit run-time environment that Google calls ART. Apart from all the high end improvements, there is support for USB audio, security for enterprise, Bluetooth v4.1, a burst mode camera, personal unlocking and improved text rendering amongst others.