The recently held Google I/O introduced a lot of things to us. However, importantly, among them is the mention about the Android L. Now it seems like the next flavor of Android is up for grabs via a newly released preview SDK for the same.
Google has started pushing out various tools and resources for developers interested in building apps for the new platform iteration, including an L Preview SDK. But note that it only benefits developers for the moment.
In fact, the company has made available for download Android L developer preview builds. These come in the form of 32-bit system images that can be flashed on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Wi-Fi devices. And by the looks of it, great things are expected to arrive.
"The Android L Developer Preview was announced with a brand-new UI design, which was meant to provide users with a more consistent experience across devices, as well as with the new ART runtime, which is now set as default in the OS (it was introduced as experimental in Android 4.4)," Softpedia writes.
Also, the updated Android operating system brings better notification capabilities, improved efficiency, courtesy of Project Volta, expected to provide increased control over resource usage.
"This is a preview version of the Android system image, and is subject to change. Your use of this system image is governed by the Android SDK Preview License Agreement. 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," Google notes.
"The preview Android system image is not subject to the same testing as the factory OS and can cause your phone and installed services and applications to stop working."
You can download the new Android SDK here.