It’s been a while since Google announced Android L at its Google I/O conference and we’ve all been wondering precisely when it will show up. Word on the street says it’ll land sometime this month, October, and adding fuel to that fire the latest bit of leaked info is a video showcasing the new software build running on Motorola’s Moto G.
The Moto G is expected to be one of the first devices to get Android L when it rolls out, alongside Google’s own Nexus line-up and Motorola’s other similarly supported handsets such as the Moto X.
The six-minute video was posted by developer MotoGDevelopmentMexico on Youtube, and much time is spent showing off the new Material Design language for the UI, which includes all new icons for many key Android functions, such as the dialler and Gmail. Also examined is the re-designed notifications bar and lock screen. One of the most visible elements of Android L’s Material Design is the UI animations and transitions, which all have a very different feel to them than current and old Android versions. Things are certainly looking smooth.
It’s also worth pointing out that Android L has been heavily optimised for a range of hardware, as the Moto G is not the most powerful phone on the market and appears to have no trouble running this new Android build without a hitch.