Android L

As you may probably already know, Android L will be released this fall. It’s got us all hyped up especially with the waves of new phone models having been released late this year.

Although the official name has yet to be announced, we’ve all seen snippets of what the Android L system would offer us.

So it leaves us with a couple questions that should help you prepare for Android L.

1.) What phones are capable of being updated to Android L?

This first question is really legitimate. Before you start thinking about upgrading your system you have to find out if your phone is compatible with it, below is a short list of Phones that would,

  1. Google Nexus 5, 7 will get it first followed by Nexus 4 and 10.
  2. So far it is still the major flagships like Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4 that are getting the Android L treatment, Samsung Edge might also be in the list.
  3. HTC has planned to produce HTC One M8 and M7 that would be compatible with Android L as soon as it’s available.
  4. Motorola Moto X and G will be getting the updates and the not yet released Motorola Moto X+1 will also be open for Android L update.
  5. For Sony it will be the Z2 and Z1 and all upcoming flagship models after that.
  6. The up and coming OnePlus One will also be available for Android L

So is your phone among the list above? Don’t worry since companies have not stopped making announcements of what other phones will be getting the go signal for Android L.

Android L

2.) Are there features in Android L that would make it worth changing to from my Kitkat version?

So if your phone can support L, the next question you have to ask is if L is for you or should you stick with Kitkat?

Check out the new features below:

  1. A new look – This will be the biggest design change since Ice Cream sandwich with a new look called Material Design. There should be changes and improvements that play around with shadows, lighting, and animation.
  2. Multi-tasking – They changed the interface for open apps from 2D to 3D, and used new gestures to close the apps.
  3. Notification bar – L now has a feature for you to swipe down twice to access the quick settings menu.
  4. Performance – L is said to be faster than Kitkat and would have longer lasting battery and better security.

 3.) What do I need to do before and during the upgrade?

Once Android L is out make sure to first back up your data in your device and check your net connection and plug in your phone while it downloads.

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