L Stories August 23, 2014


Android “L” is of course official and on its way, but we still have no way of knowing for sure what that mysterious L is going to stand for. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun speculating what kind of sugary goodness will be the name of the next major Android release. New evidence (via Android Police) pits LMP—which would stand for Lemon Meringue Pie—as the key to knowing what direction Google is taking this time around.

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L Stories June 26, 2014

Sundar-Pinchai After calling it the biggest update in Android’s history, Google yesterday announced that it would be making its Android “L” update available, albeit in preview/beta form, to developers today. The files were posted on the company’s official developer website earlier, and since then I’ve installed the preview on my Nexus 5 and been digging through it, seeing what kind of changes I could find, both mentioned and unmentioned by Google…

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Just as the Google announced it would be during its I/O keynote yesterday, the developer preview of the “L” version of Android is now live. Google claims that this update is the “biggest release in Android history” with over 5,000 new APIs, in addition to a new design, look, and feel. Developers can download the everything they need for Android “L” from the developer website.

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L Stories June 25, 2014

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Google has announced the next major iteration of its Android operating system, simply being called “L” at the time of this post (and still no word yet on what the L will stand for). Headlining the release is a new “Material” design scheme that Google is calling “beautiful and bold.”

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L Stories June 23, 2014

Reddit user Doopl has come across two screenshots of what appears to be the “L” release of Android. The screenshots come via the Chromium Issue Tracker, which has been the source of leaks many times in the past. The images show a Google login dialog box that looks entirely different than what you’ll currently see on an Android 4.4 device.

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