Android L Vs Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System: Top 4 Differences Worth Knowing

By Prarthito

It hasn't been long since Google first unveiled its brand new and upcoming Android L operating system to the world. And that's natural considering the KitKat has been around already for quite some time now.

Android L was first announced at Google I/O 2014 that took place last month. In fact, the developer preview for the same was released the following day. The OS, that's coming later this year, has already generated a wave of excitement among all Android users across the world.

Android L Vs Android 4.4 KitKat: Top 4 Differences Worth Knowing


Although it isn't the previously touted Android 5, but it seems like Android L is the next generation of Android (for the time being). With the arrival of "L," a host of new changes were also introduced by Google. In fact, according to Sundar Pichai, head of Android, it is set to be one of the biggest Android updates to date.

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The Android L is also set to offer a radical new design with 5000 new APIs. And while it is already available for developer preview, the "L" will be contextually aware of its surrounding, with voice being a major input source.

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But while we majorly await the Android L, how different do you think it is from the current generation KitKat offering from Google? Will it live up to the hype that has been created for the OS all around? Let's check the 5 major difference between both.

Compared to what it was for the current generation Android KitKat, the Android L is set to offers a sort of facelift to the settings menu of a smartphone. In fact, expect more space to work with, apart from having a much lighter theme. With the Android L soon to go live, don't expect to see the similar kind of dedicated toggle options in the settings menu next to the Wi-Fi option.

We already knew this after the announcement of the OS. Yet there's no harm in reminding you that Google has introduced a new 'Material Design' look for Android. It has also been offered to developers for use in their Android apps. Compared to what the Android KitKat was offering, expect more depth to the OS' appearance in the long run.

Android L Vs Android 4.4 KitKat: Changes to Display

Remember how in KitKat you had the options for auto-rotating the screen or even use notification light (Pulse) to your advantage? Well, with Android L now set to arrive this fall, expect things to change around a bit with similar options how placed in a separate menu. There's also a new check box for facilitating the adaptive brightness.

Here's the big change that you have been waiting for. Unlike what we had for the Android KitKat, with Android L, the menu will now show a specific time as to when your phone will finish charging, and even how long that charge will last. There's the action overflow settings where you will find the new battery saver option.

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