Google Android L Developer Preview : Highlights


Google I/O 2014 is currently going on and we have already seen a lot of announcements from the Google Team. One of those awesome announcements were about the next version of Android, Google Android L Developer Preview which has been launched today.

Android L Developer Preview

Google L Developer Preview promises some of the great improvements in terms of performance and battery life of the devices running on it. With the same, Google has straightway launched Google Android L Developer Preview for the developers so that they can start building the apps and other stuffs straightway.

There have been quiet a few new things for Android L developer preview, as expected and rumored, It supports 64 bit platform which will have support for Intel, ARM, MIPS platforms.

The inclusion of ART, which replaces the traditional Dalvik environment on Android will make sure to increase the performance up to 2x that of the performance which was possible with Dalvik. Thanks to ART which supports Real Time Compilation, Ahead of time compilation and interpreted code which will surely be a performance boost for the Android Platform.

Android L developer preview API

64 bit environment will give more options for great performance, optimized battery life and optimized memory space. All these features will surely make Android L little faster, improved and systematized as compared to other devices.

The battery life, however, which has always been a point of concern for the smartphones, will be optimized by a new battery saving mode by scheduling the maintenance tasks etc. Another new thing, Project Volta, would be helpful is correlating the CPU usage with battery consumption and it would help in saving the battery power. On an average, it would further save over 90 minutes of battery in a day of phone usage.

For the developers, Google has surely promised around 5000 APIs to try and develop the awesome featured for Android L developer preview. However, it will be a later task to see how does it perform, but for now, Google has surely increased the expectations of the users who were waiting for something great from Google.

Author: Kunwar Prithvi Singh Chauhan

Kunwar Prithvi Singh Chauhan, popularly known as Kiddo in surroundings is a teenage entrepreneur and a public speaker. He loves to explore new places, taste new dishes, make new friends and read awesome content. +KunwarPrithvi