|Android ‘L’: Developer Preview|
We will take a quick look at the main 10 features that Google’s Android team revealed at the I/O 2014. Android team announced some vital changes into the Android Platform which will bring modification and improvement into the UI, performance and the security.
1. New User Interface
With this update to Android, Google is trying to put User Interface at a completely new level. This new UI will be based on the Material Design which adds more animation, shadows and space into the apps.
|Completely new UI by Android ‘L’|
The on-screen navigation keys will also get a whole new look with this release; the Home, Back and Multitasking keys are now symbolized by a circle, triangle and square.
2. Enlightened Notifications
Notifications are also enhanced along with the UI. Now one can read, access and dismiss the notifications right from the lock screen of the Android phone without any need to unlock it.
|Android ‘L’ Lock Screen Notifications|
Now notifications will be seen as the Google Now Cards on your screen. It is done by using Heads-up Notification method to show the notifications on the top of the screen irrespective of the app running at that time.
3. 3D Multitasking
|Android 3D Multitasking – Material Design|
Hold your nerves, because with the next update to the Android , your phone will get a 3D multitasking feature. Looks like Android is going in the right direction. It was much buzzed rumor since the news of the Android ‘L’ update.
This is done with the help of the Material Design , it shows the open apps as the overlapping cards.This 3D effect is also given to the Google’s official Android browser ‘Chrome’, it will be seen when user switches from one tab to another in Chrome.
4. Much Faster Apps
|Android-Run-Time : It will replace Dalvik run-time|
With the new Android-Run-Time (ART) apps on Android deivces will run at much faster speed than its predecessors. Android is shifting from the Dalvik run-time to ART, a much sophisticated and clear run time for Android Devices.
5. Improved Battery Life
Almost everyone who use smartphone is concerned about the battery life of their device. Google’s Android Team is trying hard to improve the battery life of the devices with each and every update. Android ‘L’ update is also no exception.
|Android announced project Volta – it will be used to save Battery Life of the Android Devices|
Android team at the Google I/o 2014 announced ‘Project Volta’, project Volta is mainly used to save the Battery life of the Android Device. Google claims that it will boost the battery life of the Android devices.
6. 64-Bit CPU
After Apple’s announcement of supporting the 64-bit CPUs to its iPhone phones Google also hinted at providing the 64-Bit support to its Android devices. Now it is finally here, from next version of Android, Google will also provide support to the 64-Bit CPUs.
|64-Bit CPU support will boost the performance of Android apps|
This means that addressable memory constraints are now lifted and Android devices will be able to make full use of the available RAM. It will give great performance boost to its Apps.
|Android Extension Pack : Will Provide the PC-like Graphics|
|Android Security Innovation|
9. Enterprise Edition
|Better Enterprise Integration with Android ‘L’|