A new screenshot coming courtesy of the Chrome issue tracker has given us our first glimpse of what seems to be Android L which is widely believed to be the next major release of Android. Although we’re quite certain there’s a suitable dessert named after it, at the moment we only have the L moniker to go with.
As you can see from the screenshot above, we’re not exactly getting a full look at the homescreen of the new OS but merely the top half. In the top left corner, we can see the ‘L’ logo which probably shows up when USB debugging is enabled. In case of Android 4.4 devices, we see a KitKat logo appear when connecting the device to a computer, so it’s consistent with what we have seen in the past.
Moving to the right, we can see a bell logo which appears to be something along the lines of the Do-Not-Disturb feature which has been spotted on Android source code previously. Another interesting bit of info that we could gather from the screenshot is the placement of the Chrome browser window which is right in the middle of the homescreen rather than occupying the complete screen real estate. Could there be a floating apps option by default? Only time will tell.
Needless to say, these screenshots have since been taken down by Google which makes us feel even more positively about its legitimacy. We can expect to hear a word or two about these new features at the Google I/O event which begins tomorrow, but fans will have to wait until later in the year to get hold of Android L.
Via: Android and Me