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Android 5.0 L Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10: What Should We Expect From It?

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As many of you may know by now, Android 5.0 L will be released later this year for  the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10.. But what exactly should we expect from this new update?

The lads behind Android did not reveal the Sweet name just yet, nor is the version number official yet, but considering the endless amounts of changes on the famous phone OS, you should expect it to be Android 5.0. And what will the name be? Many voices seem to be pointing at the name Lollipop, considering Google's alphabetical patterns on naming their OS.

This new update will most likely be one of of the biggest in Google's mobile platform since its debut. The new "Material Design" philosophy is drastically changing Android's face for the better. The interface of the lockscreen has been fiddled with as well, now allowing users to interact with notifications. Furthermore, the notifications are prioritized based on the frequency you interact with them!

The notification bar went through a makeover as well. Besides the new color scheme, the notification bar no longer shows a "Quick Settings" button. In order to access the Quick Settings, you now have to pull down once to show the notifications bar, then pull down once more to access the toggles. Here, you'll be able to finde the usual toggles for WiFi, Mobile Network, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, Do Not Disturb Mode, Sound, Rotation Lock, and Location. You will also be able to control your screen's brightness with a slider. The Auto-Brightness is now gone, and has been replaced by an "Adaptive Brightness" function.

The Settings menu of Android 5.0 L has also recieved a new interface and it now allows the users to search for certain settings within the Settings themselves. The status bar behaves differently in the new Android release: it stays transparent in Home and Lockscreens, but it's also capable of changing color to match the action bar of the running app on the screen. 

The multitasking has also been improved upon and it has recieved a new look as well. recent apps are now shown as cards stacked one over another, while apps like chrome can show more than one card. That's not necessarily good news, because if you have multiple tabs opened in Chrome, the multitasking might get over-crowded.

But the real question now is: when can the public get Android L? So far, the Mountain View-based company has released two major updates per year: one in early summer and one in mid-fall. However, Google switched the cards on us this year. They officially previewed Android L at the latest Google I/O, and made the Developer Preview available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, most likely followed by the release of the final version sometime this fall, making the company stick to their usual late-October schedule.

As always, the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 will be the first few devices to recieve this new update. Next in line are probably going to be the Google Play Experience smartphones and tablets and, if Motorola sticks to their good habit, so will the Moto X and their next-gen Flagship. HTC officially revealed that they are planning to offer the Android L within 90 days after they recieve the final code from Google. Samsung, LG, and Sony will probably bring the new update on their smartphones late 2014 or early 2015.

Special thanks to ANDROID GEEKS for bringing us some news!
Last modified onSaturday, 19 July 2014 22:17

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