In Pictures: Google Android L Feature Tour And Preview

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  • ohim
    Am i the only one who hates this new simplistic design style ? And why the hell do they keep on using white background on settings / phone dialer etc... when i`m in low light and i use my phone to actually blind me ? ..and they don`t offer the possibility to change it to black.
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  • ohim
    Am i the only one who hates this new simplistic design style ? And why the hell do they keep on using white background on settings / phone dialer etc... when i`m in low light and i use my phone to actually blind me ? ..and they don`t offer the possibility to change it to black.
  • blackmagnum
    Am so excited and eager to get the update asap. I hope they will give my old girl Galaxy Nexus one more update.
  • bipbap
    No, you aren't. I loved the dark interfaces. Everything on my Note 3 is that way.

    And I despise the card-style interface that is popping up everywhere now, it seems. What is the point of all these beautiful displays if all you are going to us is black text on white squares? Do I even need to mention that for some displays, like the Note 3, bright colors use more battery?

    Forcing eye-piercing white down our throats, minor, meaningless graphical changes, a a parameters screen that now shows LESS information, no meaningful performance gain? For what? A couple of nice things (rotating view of running apps) and a tiny gain in storage space? It looks like the took the worst design ideas from Apple and M$ and decided to out-ugly both. Bleh.
  • Heironious
    Really? Everything is going to be white and square?? That keyboard looks horrendous! The notifications, is a step back...
  • alz_solstice
    My only cons is the keyboard. I think it's a kind of hard to press?
  • alz_solstice
    They might want to check the keyboard.
  • zodiacfml
    I hope they fix the problem with Auto brightness in nexus 5 and some Google camera bugs.
  • 10hellfire01
    Guess I'll poke my eye out.

    Horrible puns aside, it's as if they kept the people who designed Android into a decent thing to look at and brought back some of the original designers who made the original Android look like crap.

    A circle for the home button, a back arrow that makes me want to skip to a different scene, and a square that infers nothing...I feel like a 4 year old with that shape toy (triangle/square/circle).

    Still don't understand the fascination with flatness and oversimplification either. It's like we're going backwards technologically.
  • randomizer
    Don't worry guys, Samsung will make sure you never see this.
  • kamhagh
    awesome ! the new look kinda looks like htc sense
  • matthelm
    Any chance they fixed the SD card issue?
  • allawash
    I'm with other people on the brightness and the white backgrounds, I'd prefer a choice in that matter. I have a Moto X and I think Motorola ( I know, it was Google) added these features to that phone with Active Display and Assist. Plus, I think there's already a batter saver option that did the less than 15% or 10% battery life feature?
  • Patrick Tobin
    It's beta, complain to them in the google discussion forums and I'll bet they look into it as they hear more cries.
  • gadgety
    Going from black to white background will use more battery on AMOLED screens. Screens are responsible for 80-90 of power consumption. So on AMOLED screen devices project will the net effect of white screens and project Volta be positive? It would be better to enable user defined settings for black or white screens backgrounds.
  • debido666
    Teal on white = no. FireFox OS here I come...
  • hixbot
    FYI there is no screen type that benefits from a white background.
  • PapaCrazy
    That multi tasking window is a total mess. I really hope HTC fixes this with sense skin.
  • PapaCrazy
    The multi tasking screen is a total mess. Can't even tell where one app begins and another ends. Clearly legible titles and the ability to fit more apps on screen at once is far more important than this rehash of MS's Flip 3d eye candy, which doesn't even work well on the desktop let alone a phone. I don't want my apps going past my face like I just yanked on a slot machine handle. Please HTC fix this crap with your Sense version.
  • Anonymous
    Oh well... Cyanogen mod, here I come!
  • banana56
    I am so excited to hear it.