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This is what Android L looks like on the Nexus 5

Nexus 5 Android L Hands-on Video

Google will make its Android L release available in preview version to developers later today, at which point many Android users, especially experienced ones, will find ways to install it on their devices. Meanwhile, everyone else who’s “stuck” on KitKat or earlier versions will have to make do with available screenshots, comparisons and hands-on videos – Engadget has published a hands-on video of Android L running on the Nexus 5, showing some of the features included in Google’s next major Android release.

FROM EARLIER: How to give your phone the huge performance boost coming to Android L

Google’s Material Design elements — including new user interface elements, colors and effects meant to offer instant feedback to the user — are demoed alongside certain features and apps, including settings, notifications, quick settings, the new dialer, the new recent apps menu and lock screen. Even Google’s new battery saving mode code-named Project Volta was seen in action as some of the 3D UI effects are turned off in order for the phone to conserve battery life.

As for the experience itself, Engadget says it’s not quite buttery smooth yet, but that’s definitely not surprising considering this is just a developer preview of Android L.

The Android L hands-on video follows below, while more Android L screenshots are available here and here.

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Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.