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OnePlus One will get Android L 'within three months' after final build

OnePlus has confirmed that their OnePlus One smartphone will receive an upgrade to the newly revealed Android L OS. OnePlus One currently uses the 11S build of CyanogenMod, a highly modified version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. In a post on the company's forums, a rep for OnePlus stated that they...
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Top ten things you need to know about Android 'L'

Android's biggest update yet is brimming with exciting new stuff Phew. Today's been a huge day for Android news, with the Google I/O keynote presentation and the assortment of announcements that followed. For Android followers, the biggest news of the day was the announcement of a next version...
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Android L preview: Notifications and lockscreen

Android L takes the design of this operating system in a different direction, and nowhere is that more apparent right when you start using it than in the lockscreen and notification area. The now-familiar Google Now card paradigm is alive and well throughout the interface of Android L, taken to...

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Google gives a few details on the enterprise management tools coming in Android L

One of the less sexy but more important announcements at Google I/O last month was that Google is adopting part of Samsung's enterprise (as in corporate) security system into the L release of Android. The short version is that it'll be easier than ever to have your work data on your phone...
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OnePlus One will get Android L 'within three months' after final build

OnePlus has confirmed that their OnePlus One smartphone will receive an upgrade to the newly revealed Android L OS. OnePlus One currently uses the 11S build of CyanogenMod, a highly modified version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. In a post on the company's forums, a rep for OnePlus stated that they...
Android L preview: Battery and power management

Android L preview: Battery and power management

The next version of Android introduces battery-saving features for developers and users alike You can never have enough battery power. Battery life is one of the main areas of smartphone performance in which there's still a huge amount of room for improvement. Batteries in the leading Android...
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Android L preview: Do Not Disturb mode

Proper system-level "do not disturb" settings have been a hit-or-miss feature depending on what manufacturer's phone you choose, and was a completely missing feature on stock Android devices — a void filled by countless free and paid third-party apps that have done a great job. For as good as...
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Android L preview code hitting AOSP for current Nexus devices

While the Android L preview isn't intended for daily use, there are plenty of us who want to have a peek at the source code. In a few hours, we'll be able to as it's populating right now. You can check the list of devices on the Android Git repo page. The devices currently with build targets...
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From the desk of a different editor: Welcome the 'new' Android

Android is getting more than a face-lift, and I think we're all going to love it I love being able to go to Google I/O each year. It's a perk that shines like a diamond amongst all the headache and stress that comes with every job, and a highlight of every year. Going to I/O not only sends us...
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The L Developer Preview will have bugs — here's how to deal with them

Google's given us a gift, and we can help squash the bugs I don't know what "beta" means any more. Hell, I don't even use it properly when it comes to putting out "beta" releases of the Android Central App. It basically means whatever we want it to mean. This week we got a "Developer Preview" of...
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Curious about Android L? Join the discussion in the forums!

In the aftermath of Google I/O, we're digging into all of the new stuff around the latest version of Android. With the release of factory images for the Nexus 5 and 7 that let you try out Android L for yourself, it seems a good number of people have taken the jump to trying out the first release...
Android L includes new display modes for color blind users

Android L includes new display modes for color blind users

The colors used in a gadget UI often seem like an aesthetic choice alone. But for those with color blindness, it can mean the difference between being able to operate a device normally and having a frustrating time using a phone or tablet. Fortunately the next version of Android after KitKat,...
Android L Lockscreen

Android L preview: Notifications and lockscreen

Android L takes the design of this operating system in a different direction, and nowhere is that more apparent right when you start using it than in the lockscreen and notification area. The now-familiar Google Now card paradigm is alive and well throughout the interface of Android L, taken to...

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