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Google I/O 2014

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,...
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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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In pictures: Android L

The Android L developer preview is out, and we've brought you our first impressions of the next iteration of Google's mobile OS in our hands-on video. But if you want to take a closer look at the new version of Android launching later this year, you'll want to check out our extensive screenshot...
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Android L developer preview hands-on

Google surprised us yesterday with not just a new version of Android, dubbed Android L, but also the announcement of early preview builds to let developers get to grips with the new OS. Today, on the second day of Google I/O, we've finally gotten our hands on the Android L preview for the Nexus 5...
Webdriver Torso in Android L

Android 'L' preview's Easter egg is 'Webdriver Torso'

In a nod to the recent Webdriver Torso mystery that perplexed YouTube for several months — before turning out to be a simple video quality testing endeavor — Google's hidden a rather unusual Easter egg in the new Android L developer preview. Tap on the Android version number a bunch of times and...
Android L images

Here are the L developer preview factory images

This part is important: The Android preview system image is not a stable release, and may contain errors and defects that can result in damage to your computer systems, devices, and data. The preview Android system image is not subject to the same testing as the factory OS and can cause your...
Android L preview

Android 'L' developer preview now available for Nexus 5 + 7

Preview of next Android version lands alongside SDKs As promised during the Google I/O keynote yesterday, Google has released developer preview builds for the next version of Android — currently known only as Android "L" — for developers to test on the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013, Wifi-only). The...
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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...
Android and Chrome OS

Chrome OS and Android get cozy with multi-device integration, cross-platform apps

With Sundar Pichai heading up both Android and Chrome, it was only a matter of time before integration between the two platforms was expanded and today at Google I/O we've started to see just that. With new APIs available in Android L, your phone and your Chromebook can communicate together...
Android for Work incorporates Samsung's Knox security to keep data secure

Android for Work makes Android enterprise-ready

Google is making Android more secure for enterprises by providing data separation and security through a new program announced at Google I/O 2014 called Android for Work. With the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement, today many work phones contain personal content and personal phones are used...
Android L arriving tomorrow

Android L available to developers tomorrow for Nexus 5, 7

Android L's release, along with 5000 new APIs, will be coming to developers starting June 26 for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. Google announced at Google I/O that Android L is its biggest Android release to date and it wants developers to start trying and testing out Android L as soon as possible....
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Android L release will run exclusively on ART

The ART runtime is something we've been able to dabble with for a little while now but from Android 'L' we'll be using it exclusively as it replaces Dalvik. Google is promising a 2x performance increase over Dalvik and it's truly cross-platform with support for ARM, x86 and MIPS. Of course,...
Personal Unlocking

Personal Unlocking makes security simple in Android L

At Google I/O, Google introduced Personal Unlocking as part of the Android L as a way to keep devices secure, but not overwhelm users so that they don't want to set up a security system on their phone. With Personal Unlocking, Google will be incorporating features like location and connected...
Android L Preview notifications

Notifications take over your lockscreen, are more actionable in Android L

In the next version of Android — now known as just Android L — notifications are getting a big overhaul, taking over your lockscreen and becoming smarter about what you're doing on your phone at any given time. When the phone is locked but turned on, your lockscreen now becomes the notification...
Android L shows off all new 'Material Design'

Android L shows off all new 'Material Design'

As part of the first look at the Android L Developer Preview at Google I/O 2014, Google's Matias Duarte, introduced the brand new "Material Design" that we'll see when we fire it up for the very first time. It isn't just skin deep though immediately you see the flatter look and all new geometric...
L Preview

Google announces Android 'L Preview'

At the Google I/O keynote presentation in San Francisco today, Android chief Sundar Pichai and Matias Duarte have revealed the next version of the mobile OS. Say hello to the new version of Android, known right now as simply the "L Preview." The Android L Preview is based on the design idea of "...

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