Chromium Issue Tracker reveals Android L screenshots

Chromium Issue Tracker reveals Android L screenshotsI won’t lie to you; while I’ve owned Android devices in the past, I’m definitely more of an iOS man, and it never ceases to amaze my iBrain what serves to excite you Google lot.

Take these Android L screenshots for example. I look at them and think: ‘Whatever,’ but there’s a good chance someone somewhere will pitch a trouser tent.

The Chromium Issue Tracker is becoming an increasingly popular source of Android leaks, and that’s exactly where Reddit user Doopl went snooping around, ultimately coming up with a couple of – what appear to be – Android L screenshots (since removed at the source).

Again, there’s nothing particularly jaw-dropping here, but the Google account login thingy looks significantly different from what we’re used to. Excited yet?

How about an ‘L’ placeholder in the leftmost corner of the status bar, the next version of Android almost certainly beginning with an L (Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, FroYo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, L…).

There’s also a bell with a line through it, which would normally suggest Silent mode, though it’s suggested that it might pertain to new Google Now-style notifications, and the optional ability to stop them encroaching on whatever you’re doing.

For what it’s worth, the Android L screenshots appear to have come from a Google Nexus 4, with a resolution of 1280 x 768.

And that’s the end of that. Expect to learn more about Android L at Google I/O 2014 later this week. Maybe.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 24, 2014 at 16:21

Awesome... I give a sh*t when Google lets me review and rate a paid for app on 'my' paid for luxury gadget without first joining the utterly unrelated Google+...
Until then: pfffft
Next you cannot ring 999 without a FB account.
I honestly don't get how people play ball with scummy scamsters.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 24, 2014 at 16:27

PS: in fairness - there's equally ridiculous Apple 'news', but of course with close to 20,000 unique Android devices and constant updates to apps, OSs and UIs there's a lot more Android bull... And I hazard a guess: that is why bloggers love Google and Android. It's a cornucopia of 'news'. Nothing else. Google, as an advertising company, knows that, too. That is why everything Android, like everything Google tastes eternally 'beta'. You gotta try this, you gotta try that... it's all about potential. The eternal next-release-will-be-awesome.... All tech companies do it. But Google have manged to make overdoing it somehow acceptable and even, omg, cool. It sucks in my most humble opinion. Diversity and personalisation be damned.
I'd rather go back to S40 or brew, than use one more bloaty, buggy, glitchy, overhyped Android device.
There... my Monday Rant on a Tuesday.

I might just try the G3, though... d'oh!


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