An Android L Install Fest

The bad news is that I haven’t installed the preview of Android L on my Nexus 5 or 7. Both devices are my daily drivers and I kind of need them to work. The good news is that almost every other tech blogger covering Google I/O is performing this public service for us, so there’s no shortage of screen grabs out there showing off Android’s next major release.

Android Police in particular are milking this for all it’s worth. So, courtesy of them, here’s a taste of Android L:

Android L Home Screen

The home screen and new default wallpaper… Note the redesigned navigation icons and app drawer button.

Android L Lock Screen

Lock screen notifications… Note the Google+-style user thumbnail in the top-right corner.

Android L Recents

The redesigned Rolodex-like “Recents” menu…

Android L Keyboard

… And the new keyboard.

Source: [Initial Hands-On] Android L Developer Preview On The Nexus 5

But Wait, There’s More!

If you wanted to dive a bit further into Android L’s new features, Android Police has got you covered:

Told ya they were milking this…

If video is more your thing you might enjoy this walk-through by Alex Dobie at Android Central:

I myself am most interested in the new centralized app permissions, aka Universal Data Controls—but I can neither confirm nor deny that this feature is included in the current preview. If someone has an extra Nexus 5 or 7 lying around and wants a free install of Android L, let me know. 😀

Download Links

Of course, you can try out Android L on your own 2013 Nexus device by downloading the files and following the instructions here. Let us know how you get on!