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Oct 13, 2014

Android L Gets Demoed on Motorola Moto G [Video]




Unveiled back in November 2013, Motorola Moto G was launched on the market during the same month and soon became one of the best-selling Motorola smartphones.

Motorola sold millions of Moto G units since its launch, which is why it decided to continue to launch sequels of the smartphone this year. Although the device was launched with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, the Moto G was quickly upgraded to Android 4.4.4 KitKat over the next several months. In fact, the Moto G was one of the first smartphones to receive the KitKat update after Google officially introduced the new operating system last year. There’s a high chance that Motorola will continue to offer major OS updates to Moto G devices in the months to come as well, but Android L might be the last one that the devices will receive if Google does not revise its updating policy.

According to Google, devices older than 18 months will not receive any major OS updates, so owners will have to upgrade to a new device almost once every two years if they want to keep up with Android versions. Anyway, Moto G owners should not be afraid that their phones won’t receive the Android L update, as the smartphone is not even 1 year old. But there is more proof that Motorola plans to upgrade the Moto G to Android L as soon as Google makes the new version of the OS official.

Android L will be officially released on the market sometime this month

GSMArena reports that Moto G has just been caught on video running an Android L build. The 6-minute video has been recorded by a developer who got access to a version of Android L before the OS got released on the market. The video shows the biggest change included in Android L, the Material Design, which is the new UI design language that Google has decided to bring into its new OS. Lots of the features that we already know and love at Android will be improved esthetically, as well as performance-wise. The notifications area has been changed, along with the lockscreen and the animations between different tasks.

Android L is a completely different vision, which is why Google had to launch a preview version back in the summer, so that developers can get acquainted with the new look of the OS and make their apps and games compatible. The new version of Android is expected to be officially unveiled sometime this month, along with Google new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet.

Motorola Moto G running Android L
Image credits to MotoGDevelopmentMexico


Video credits to MotoGDevelopmentMexico

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