Android OS “L” is coming with many changes.

By on July 1, 2014 11:37:02 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums


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This sounds very interesting: The purpose of this one is to unify OSs across devices. This comes from Google I/O.

There will be changes to the UI (complete redesign…icons, colors, themes, sounds and fonts), “Notifications and the Lock Screen”- (notifications will appear on ‘cards’) and use a Motorola type HUD for urgent notifications. “Safe Place” – locations where your PIN won’t be necessary (like at home), but leave there, and your PIN becomes necessary. “Project Volta” – to keep battery use at a minimum…similar to the system on HTC devices (Battery Saver mode and minimal power mode until your device is charged). “Profiles” – such as ‘business’ and ‘personal’ with two separate secure areas for separate and different profile data.

Google appears to be merging the Chrome and Android OSs. Android apps will be able to run natively, and if you have your phone near your Chromebook, it will be able to unlock the Chromebook. Even better: The multitasking tool on Android will have recent tabs from the Chromebook (sync).

All told, these are very big changes coming to Chrome.

Is it really too much to ask for the ability to customize the appearance of the UI? I really don’t think so…

By the way, here’s what the calculator will look like, so you can infer some of the UI changes from it:



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July 2, 2014 9:56:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I currently have an Androit tablet that I may be able to update to this version, but I use Windows Phone 8.1 and hope to have a Windows 8.1 tablet later in the year.  I would like the Surface Pro 3 with an Intel i5, 2 gigs of RAM and 128gb of storage, but that may change if something better at a reasonable price comes along.

In the meantime, the changes to Android do look good so I'm hoping I can update my current tablet to this new version, though at the end of the day I'm liable to give it to one if my grandchildren for fun and school work, etc.

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