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The Complete Android L Changelog!

June 25, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Here we have the complete changelog for Android L. Beware, it’s a lengthy one. Google announced Android L earlier today at Google I/O. The new version of Android isn’t going live until this fall. However, developers will be able to get their hands on it tomorrow for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7. Google also stated that this is their biggest update to the Android platform ever. So you know it’s huge. Below is the full changelog for those interested:

What exactly is new in Android L? Burst-mode camera APIs, H.265, NDK media APIs, TV input framework, Low latency audio recording, audio patch-panel, improved AV sync, USB audio, Cast-receiver hardware-assisted hot-word, ART, 64-bit trusted execution environment, Project Volta, improved battery stats, predicted time remaining, battery historian, Battery Saver mode, time to charge, time on lock screen, JobsScheduler, multi-network, Bluetooth 4.1, BLE central and peripheral modes, HFP 1.6 SAP, multi HFP, Map Email, OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android Extension Pack, Personal unlocking, enterprise, lock to app apis, Document-centric multi-tasking, Lockscreen notifications, heads-up notifications, do not disturb, New quick settings, phone rotation lock, Improved game controller support, Closed caption, color inversion, color space correction, improved text rendering, Material theme, activity transitions, view shadows, view elevation, RecycleView, CardView, path animations, and color extractor.

We’ll probably find even more once we start using the developer previews of Android L, as we normally do, but as for now that’s everything that is new in Android with the L release. Which doesn’t have a version number or a name just yet. I’m sure we’ll get those in the fall though, once this version of Android is closer to being final. Right now it’s just an early preview for developers to play with. How many of you are anxious to get your hands on Android L and get the update on your device? Let us know in the comments down below.