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Discussion | Android L on our Xperia L

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By Joery360, Senior Member on 25th June 2014, 07:29 PM
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25th June 2014, 08:21 PM |#2  
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The debate is also at nexus 7 (2013). Many users are confused if this means we will get android L for xperia as well soon by merging codes/ etc.

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Holo got killed

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25th June 2014, 08:40 PM |#4  
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Android L on this phone? Maybe as a custom rom I could see it happening, because "officially" we're still stuck on 4.2.2 Jellybean, so if we haven't even made it to 4.3 Jellybean or 4.4 Kit Kat ...
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Well that looks ugly.

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Well that looks ugly.

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I don't know.. I really like this flat and clean and kinda bright look of L . Personally, I really love what I've seen so far of the Material Design UI. Much better than Holo, imo, which I feel has become old-looking since quite some time now.
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I don't know.. I really like this flat and clean and kinda bright look of L . Personally, I really love what I've seen so far of the Material Design UI. Much better than Holo, imo, which I feel has become old-looking since quite some time now.

I agree. The new design looks cleaner (maybe only a little more than holo) but its definitely feels more energetic! Got to give it to Google for redesigning the navbar buttons as well - it's a bold move considering that the new buttons are not as intuitive as the old ones, but I guess people have gotten used to the three ever-present buttons enough to change their look now. I also like that Google has finally included status bar and navbar coloring (as opposed to the transparent effect that could be employed in KitKat, which is also good depending on the app). On the same lines, Google is also providing the developers with a tool to extract prominent colors out of images to use them in corresponding layout etc. Overall, this is looks like a heavy overhaul and a (positive) shift in Android (also referring to One, TV, Wear, Auto, and other new things introduced today/yesterday).
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I agree. The new design looks cleaner (maybe only a little more than holo) but its definitely feels more energetic! Got to give it to Google for redesigning the navbar buttons as well - it's a bold move considering that the new buttons are not as intuitive as the old ones, but I guess people have gotten used to the three ever-present buttons enough to change their look now. I also like that Google has finally included status bar and navbar coloring (as opposed to the transparent effect that could be employed in KitKat, which is also good depending on the app). On the same lines, Google is also providing the developers with a tool to extract prominent colors out of images to use them in corresponding layout etc. Overall, this is looks like a heavy overhaul and a (positive) shift in Android (also referring to One, TV, Wear, Auto, and other new things introduced today/yesterday).

Those redesigned navbar buttons are probably the only UI change I feel on the fence about. I'm still not sure if I like them or not.
I agree that its a bold move redesigning them so radically and I appreciate this change, which shouldn't be a dealbreaker for most since, as you said, people are probably already used to the positions by now.
But I feel like they kind of don't fit with the new design as much as the other elements. Like they are too bold (or heavy? ) as compared to the flat design. Maybe I would've been on board more readily if they were a bit more.. timid, maybe?

And yes, this was a big event with lots major anouncements. Looks like Google is finally putting a lot more focus on integration and cohesiveness across multiple platforms and devices

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Any ideas when Android L will be released?
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Any ideas when Android L will be released?

Probably in October/November. That has been their usual cycle for new Android devices/releases.
26th June 2014, 09:56 AM |#11  
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@Joery360 but maybe it will be possible to port the ROM for our L . As you said its a system image of Nexus 5 and 7 , can't devs merge the essentials and make it run on the Xperia L? Because many people will wanna get their hands on the L with L before this Fall.

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