What’s new in Android L: a walkthrough of Google’s latest OS (Video)

Google introduced us to the next version of Android at Google I/O 2014 yesterday: Android L. Unfortunately, we won’t have an official release of until “later this Fall”, but we were promised a Developer Preview.

This morning that preview landed, and we decided to go hands-on. We loaded it up on our Nexus 5, booted up, and took it for a spin. Click play to see what we found, and what you can expect from Android L.

Make sure you watch all the way to the end to get a good look at the new boot animation.


If you’d like to give Android L a go on your own device you’ll need to be running either a Nexus 5 or the WiFi version of the 2013 Nexus 7. If you don’t have either of those, you can download the SDK and play with the emulator.

Not everything we say in the keynote is available in this Developer Preview, but it should give you a good idea of how things will look when the next version of Android arrives.

Download Link: http://developer.android.com/preview/setup-sdk.html

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.