Google on Wednesday unveiled its Android plans for the future, revealing that it wants to bring Android to every kind of device that can support a smart platform, including wearables, TVs and cars, and announcing a new design language that will govern its entire ecosystem, from web apps to smartphones, tablets and any other gadget capable of running a version of Android. With Android L, Google basically confirmed multiple Android-related rumors that were reported ahead of the conference, but the company did not reveal all the Android L features fans would have loved to see.
Luckily, various people and publications have already had access to Android L, sharing many screenshots of the new operating system, which will be available later today as a preview.
Jean-Louis Nguyen posted a wide selection of Android L screenshots on Google+ showing how various apps will look like running on the new operating system. Nguyen posted images from apps including Google Now, Gmail, Calendar, Google Keep, Settings, Gallery, Keyboard, Google Drive, Google Maps, Hangouts and others.
More screenshots alongside details about the newly introduced Android L features are also available on xda-developers, which took a quick look at various other Android L tricks such as the new system icons, the new notification bar style, the simplified app settings interface and other default apps.
Finally, Ars Technica posted actual pictures of Android L actually running on a device highlighting several new features of the new Android OS version, including PlayStation-like buttons, the new multitasking look, notifications redesign, the improved quick settings, the keyboard and even the Volta app, which apparently didn’t work.
Images showing some of the new Android L features follow below, with many more available at the links in the Source section.