That’s right, in the latest Android 5.0 “Lollipop” preview build that went live today, Google brought back the “clear all” notifications button. If you weren’t running either of the previous Android L previews, then you likely do not care at all. However, if you did, you already realize how big of a deal this is. Having to individually clear away 10+ notifications after not looking at your phone for a lengthy period of time is not fun.
Thank you, Google. Thank you for bringing it back.
Maybe next, next, next time, Oreo.
Best. Android. Reveal. Video. Ever.
Android 5.0 is Lollipop.
And for the GIF lovers, a special treat below. (more…)
The Nexus 9 is also now official, and yes, HTC has made it. The Google-HTC reunion is real! (more…)
It’s official! Google just announced the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and the Nexus Player. (more…)
The teasing begins!
Lemon Meringue Pie? Lava Cake? Lady Finger? Lemon Drop? Even Licorice makes several appearances. Who didn’t show up? Lollipop, of course.
The designer of the Googleplex Android statues trolled Google+ yesterday with licorice. Developers contributing to AOSP have for months been referring to the next version of Android as LMP, presumably “Lemon Meringue Pie.” In light of a new accidental leak, though, both references to possible Android L names appear to have been red herrings. Before being promptly removed, a device screenshot posted by a Google developer in the Chromium issue tracker revealed a lollipop-shaped debugging icon.
That likely settles it, then: Google will probably reveal Android L as “Lollipop” tomorrow, and commemorate it with a new lawn ornament. (more…)
Android L, which we believe will be called Lollipop, will likely arrive on Wednesday along with a massive marketing campaign to help promote the platform. From what we can tell, that marketing campaign will feature Androidified people of all types, coupled with the slogan “be together. not the same.” Clearly, Google wants the world to know that everyone can use Android, not just nerds or elitists or hipsters or the rich or poor. It’s a platform with devices for everyone.
Ads for this new campaign began surfacing tonight, with a number of reddit users finding the individual video files and posting them for the world to see. We have included all three that are currently known below.
Let us know what you think! (more…)