Android 5.0 L

The recover of a Android 5.0 L update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 is right around a corner. Even yet Google unsuccessful to exhibit when a new Android iteration will be rolled out to a public, new leaks seem to prove that Android 5.0 L recover date is close.  We have all collected here to speak about a Android 5.0 L recover date.

But before removing into sum about when a Android 5.0 L refurbish for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 will be pushed to a users, let’s have a demeanour during some of a new facilities that arrive with a new Android version. Many determine that a Android 5.0 L refurbish is a many vital refurbish Google practical to their mobile height given it debuted behind in 2008. Yes, it’s even bigger than a burst from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Android 5.0 L introduces Material Design, that is Google’s new pattern truth for their mobile handling system. In Android 5.0 L all actions are animated, a interface is some-more colorful, and a 3D effects and shadows make a UI some-more intuitive. You will be means to see where all came from and where all goes, all these during 60 fps liquid transitions.

Besides Material Design, a new refurbish also arrives with opening improvements, support for 64-bit processors, while ART replaces a archaic Dalvik runtime. Project Volta also plays a vast purpose in Android 5.0 L. It aims to urge a battery life of a inclination powered by a new Android version. In fact, a Nexus 5 using Android L Developer Preview has 30 – 40% some-more battery life, that is a poignant improvement.

The Notifications Panel has also perceived important improvements in Android 5.0 L. It now has a new tone intrigue and a credentials is transparent, permitting a users to see what’s on their shade even yet they lift down a notifications bar. You should also be means to notice that a Quick Settings symbol has been ditched. The Quick Settings menu itself is still there, customarily that we will entrance it in a opposite way. You will have to appropriate down once to get to the Notifications Panel, afterwards appropriate down once again to exhibit Quick Settings. Here we will be means to find a slider for Brightness control and toggles for WiFi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, Airplane Mode, Notifications, Auto Rotate, Location, and Cast Screen.

The Android 5.0 L Lock Screen is, in my opinion, one of a best things brought by a new update. It now shows your notifications and it allows we to correlate with them. You will be means to appropriate divided notifications to boot them, daub on notifications to review them, or appropriate down on a organisation of notifications to exhibit all notifications from a particular app. Furthermore, a notifications are prioritized formed on a magnitude we correlate with them.

The Status Bar now behaves differently in Android 5.0 L. Even yet it’s still pure in a close and home screens, it changes a tone so it can compare a movement bar of a app we only opened. All a local Android apps will act this proceed once Android 5.0 L is released, yet a developers will also have to put in some efforts and change their apps for a one visible experience.

Changes have been practical to a Android 5.0 L Settings app, as well. It has perceived a new tone intrigue and it has been reorganized. The animations have been changed, too, and we should notice new toggles and check boxes. There’s also a hunt bar, that will concede we to simply find a choice we were looking for.

Android 5.0 L also brings poignant changes to a Recents menu. You final apps are now displayed as cards built one over another in a proceed identical to Chrome’s new tabs. There’s also a supposed document-centric multitasking, that concede certain apps to have some-more than one label in Recents. For example, Chrome can arrangement a separate card for any non-stop tab.

So far, any Android iteration had a specific chronicle series and a nickname with dessert inspiration. Latest release was introduced as Android L, yet we are certain that this is not a final name of a update. Because it introduces a vast series of changes and improvements, a chronicle series will no doubt be 5.0. As for a dessert name, we’ve listened reports of Lollipop or Licorice in a past, yet a latest information shows it competence be indeed called Lemon Meringue Pie. Summing up, a new refurbish competence strike a marketplace as Android 5.0 Lemon Meringue Pie (or Android 5.0 LMP).

Google has also done some changes to a way new Android updates are released. You substantially know that, until now, Google released dual vital Android updates a year: one in a summer (at I/O in June, or a month after in July) and a other one mid-to-late tumble (late October, customarily around Halloween). Anyway, Google have altered their plan for a launch of Android 5.0 L. Their new proceed is a suggestive of Apple’s iOS launches.

How? I’m blissful you’ve asked. Apple is customarily announcing new iOS updates in a summer during WWDC, afterwards creates them accessible in Beta for a developers. The final versions are always expelled in a fall, when new iPhones are announced. As we competence know, Google introduced Android L in a summer during Google I/O and expelled a Developer Preview for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 for contrast functions (there’s also an refurbish accessible here). The final build will be expelled for a open after this fall, when new Nexus hardware will also be announced. A new news is divulgence that Nexus 9 competence be announced in Q3, therefore design a Android 5.0 L refurbish for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 to turn accessible early October.

Even yet it was rumored a few months ago that a Nexus program will be transposed by a new one called Android Silver, leaks of unannounced Nexus hardware are surfacing online on a weekly basis. In fact, a Google worker strictly discharged a rumors that pronounced a Nexus family will be discontinued.

First, we’ve listened of a new Nexus tablet. The pronounced device is allegedly made by HTC and codenamed Flounder. The unofficially dubbed Nexus 9 has an 8.9-inch shade with 4:3 aspect ratio, 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, 8 MP primary camera, 4 GB RAM, and “aluminium zero-gap” construction. There’s also value of a new Nexus smartphone. The Nexus 6 is reportedly made by Motorola and it’s famous internally as Shamu. If a reports are to be believed, a Nexus 6 will arrive with a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, 5.2-inch Quad HD screen, 3 GB RAM, and 13 MP rear-facing camera with visual picture stabilization. One certain thing is that both inclination will come pre-loaded with Android 5.0 L.

As usual, a Android 5.0 L refurbish for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 will be a initial one to be pushed to a users. The Google Play Edition devices will get it next, followed shortly after by Motorola’s upheld devices. It’s also value observant that HTC betrothed to move a new refurbish on One M7 and One M8 within 90 after Google creates a final chronicle available. Recent reports contend that both Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 will get Android 5.0 L late November or early December. LG and Sony competence also recover a new refurbish by a finish of a year.

Did we get a possibility to play Android L Developer Preview? What are your favorite features? The comments territory next is all yours.

India is now a world’s third largest Internet marketplace and “on a bullet sight to turn a second”. But even when we turn a second with around 300 million Internet users, India would still have over 75 per cent of a race that has no entrance to this supposed information superhighway. It is this cube of race that will form a “next billion” that companies like Nokia, and now Google, has been articulate about. And it is this subsequent billion that Google thinks will line adult to buy and good smartphone that is also affordable.

With a Android One programme, Google hopes to be means to give users a best hardware-software combo during a unequivocally reasonable cost of $100 to start with. At a impulse it has finished this with 3 inclination from Indian smartphone makers, all with a same specifications and all labelled around Rs 6,400. Soon, it will try and strike this honeyed mark opposite several cost points above and next $100, charity a best knowledge during that range. It will also have some-more partners on house as it spreads a Android One examination to other countries in Asia and afterwards a rest of a world.

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But things are not that easy. The marketplace has altered given Sundar Pichai, Google comparison clamp boss for Android, Chrome and Apps,  announced Android One progressing this year. Now we have Firefox’s ultra-low cost smartphones labelled during usually around $35, or Rs 2,000 in India. There are a garland of Android, or Android-based phones, with cost tags identical to Android One, though sporting somewhat improved specifications. The marketplace is unequivocally swarming during a bottom and Google’s onslaught will be to make people know a value tender it is offering.

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That would be entrance to a pristine Android experience, now accessible usually on Nexus inclination that are labelled most higher. This also means initial entrance to new Android updates and a most some-more tranquil sourroundings than a bloatware-filled ecosystem that it is now. Plus, there is a combined advantage of giveaway information offerings that would come bundled with a phone in a bid to get new users bending to a intensity of smartphones and carrying Internet literally during their fingertips. To mangle a denunciation barrier, a second largest barrier to smartphone adoption after price, there are also facilities like Google Translate that now has Hindi-English-Hindi packs and voice hunt that now recognises a inhabitant language. Add to this Google’s guarantee to make YouTube accessible offline on these phones in a entrance months and users competence usually see good value in opting for one of continued…

Taking a demeanour behind during a week in news opposite a Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a series of stories including a first Android One handset, new Kindle Fire tablets to go with a updated OS, encryption and confidence issues for Android, a examination of a Moto 360, and why Apple might need Android as a investigate lab.

Android Circuit is here to remind we of a few of a many things that have happened around Android over a final 7 days.

Google Hopes Android One Opens Up The Market

As mentioned in final week’s Android Circuit, Google has now denounced Android One, its off-the-shelf Android pattern and support package for lower-cost Android. Cnet’s Jo Best has taken a demeanour at Google’s plan and how Android One will variegate a Android portfolio and pierce in some-more users into Google’s ecosystem.

Google is contracting a identical knowledge here, creation Android consistent, and consistently appealing, opposite all cost points. If an OS performs good during a low end, a trail to a high finish is smoothed over. It also gives device makers room to grow their income on hardware as buyers opt for a some-more and some-more costly device, and Google an consecutive couple with that user as they pierce from handset to handset to handset — all a improved to accumulate their information and sell them services with.

But Can Android One Deliver Competent Handsets?

Having a anxiety pattern is usually a good thought if a pattern can lead to good phones. Tech 2 has taken a demeanour during a Micromax Canvas A1 handset, launched alongside a Android One display this week. On sale for RS 6499 ($107 US), a Canvas A1 comes with a WVGA 4.5 in. screen, 1GB RAM, and a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor:

It’s also a clearance of a idea that batch Android is a best form of Android. Customisations are good though not during a cost of user experience. It’s a certain recommendation in a bill difficulty over a likes of a Moto E and a Xiaomi Redmi 1s, and if we are looking for a bill smartphone this winter, demeanour no further.

Amazon Refreshes Android-Fuelled Kindle Fire Tablets

Along with an refurbish to its eInk reader, Amazon has announced dual new Android powered tablets, along with an refurbish to its fork of Android that powers a devices. The new Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets will run a fourth chronicle of Amazon’s OS, and concentration on delivering high peculiarity audio and video, as good as drumming into Amazon’s digital ecosystem.

Notably, a Fire HD is accessible in a six-inch shade version, alongside a now customary seven-inch inscription size, while a Fire HDX facilities a new ambient light sensor to deliver a shade picture that is as tighten to paper as probable depending on your surroundings.

More details can found during Amazon.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (image: Amazon PR)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (image: Amazon PR)

The Encryption Should Be On Soon

Following on from Apple CEO Tim Cook and his open minute on remoteness (reported on the weekly Apple Loop column here on Forbes), Google’s Niki Christoff tells The Washington Post that “As partial of a subsequent Android release, encryption will be enabled by default out of a box, so we won’t even have to consider about branch it on.”

This is a good move for user privacy, though we would chuck one or dual flags on this play. The initial is a inlet of Google’s business – offered promotion requires they know something about you, and there’s a lot we can infer, even from anonymized data. Google’s business is not built on stealing who we are from ‘people’. The second is that distinct iOS, there are many links in a sequence to get an Android OS device from Google to your hands, including a manufacturers and tradition firmware for any network. Can Google guarantee that encryption will be incited on ‘out of a box’ for each Android handset approved by Google, or is this only for handsets sole by Google, with a recommendation to other Android partners?

Forbes’ Kashmir Hill writes extensively on this subject, and we would strongly suggest anyone with a flitting seductiveness in this subject (which should be anyone with a smartphone) to look during a issues around decryption and pass codes in her article.

AOSP Browser Issues

Ars Technica reports on a flaw in a customary Android browser used by a Android Open Source Browser, and in a series of web perspective controls. The flaw breaks a same start process (SOP), that normal restricts scripts to accessing resources from a same start as a book (this prevents cross-site scripts, e.g. a book from honestlythisisyourbank.com should not normally be means to entrance calm from yourbank.com).

Although a Android Browser in question is no longer underneath growth (Google uses Chrome in Android 4.4 as a browser and to energy web perspective controls), the flaw could be in use by large millions of users.

As partial of a attempts to gain some-more control over Android, Google has dropped a AOSP Browser. Android Browser used to be a default browser on Google, though this altered in Android 4.2, when Google switched to Chrome. The core tools of Android Browser were still used to energy embedded Web perspective controls within applications, though even this altered in Android 4.4, when it switched to a Chromium-based browser engine.

Google has supposing rags to a browser (hereand here). Users with any concerns about a browser or an app should hit a developer or handset manufacturer to see if a rags are, or if they have already been applied.

In a uninterrupted unscripted speak during a Oculus Connect discussion today, Oculus VR CTO John Carmack took a vehement low dive into a slow technological problems with a company’s arriving mobile headset, a Gear VR. But he also explained since partnering with Samsung has done life easier.

Oculus’ other headset, a still-in-prototype flagship Oculus Rift, contingency be tethered to a PC in sequence to emanate a convincing practical existence experience, that surrounds a user in a practical universe and lets them demeanour around openly in it. The Gear VR does most a same thing, though is wireless, and a estimate happens on an Android phone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, instead of a PC.

Prior to entrance to work during Oculus last year, Carmack had quickly experimented with building for Android though corroborated divided since of a fragmentation in Android ecosystem.

“I’ve got a lot of disastrous things to contend about a Android growth experience… Some of them are fundamental,” Carmack said. “But a reason this plan was good was a parsimonious partnership with Samsung and that we were targeting one device.”

Focusing on one distinguished Android device meant “bypass[ing] a growth ruin of Android” and done all some-more like building for a console, Carmack said.

The Gear VR, that was announced progressing this month, is scheduled to go on sale this fall. Carmack praised Google’s practical existence headset Cardboard for boosting a form of mobile VR, and pronounced in a tongue and impertinence approach that being done out of card helps conduct expectations.

Earlier in a day during Oculus Connect, association executives offset Jobsian hype for a destiny with a proclamation of another middle step on a highway to consumer-ready VR: A new prototype of a Oculus Rift that serve extends a suit tracking capabilities. Carmack concurred that VR advocates are prickly for a day when a association can dump a labels “development kit” or, as in a box of Gear VR, “innovator edition.”

The dual large unsolved problems afflicting a Gear VR, he said, are a “flicker” in some forms of calm caused by a too-low modernise rate of 60hz, and a miss of a positional-tracking camera, that a latest versions of a Rift have. Positional tracking is a harder problem, though shade makers like Samsung could feasible repair a modernise rate by re-embracing interlaced video, Carmack said. The categorical barrier there, he noted, was attention “inertia” rather than a technological hurdle.

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Taking a demeanour behind during a week in news opposite a Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a series of stories including a first Android One handset, new Kindle Fire tablets to go with a updated OS, encryption and confidence issues for Android, a examination of a Moto 360, and why Apple might need Android as a investigate lab.

Android Circuit is here to remind we of a few of a many things that have happened around Android over a final 7 days.

Google Hopes Android One Opens Up The Market

As mentioned in final week’s Android Circuit, Google has now denounced Android One, its off-the-shelf Android pattern and support package for lower-cost Android. Cnet’s Jo Best has taken a demeanour at Google’s plan and how Android One will variegate a Android portfolio and pierce in some-more users into Google’s ecosystem.

Google is contracting a identical knowledge here, creation Android consistent, and consistently appealing, opposite all cost points. If an OS performs good during a low end, a trail to a high finish is smoothed over. It also gives device makers room to grow their income on hardware as buyers opt for a some-more and some-more costly device, and Google an consecutive couple with that user as they pierce from handset to handset to handset — all a improved to accumulate their information and sell them services with.

But Can Android One Deliver Competent Handsets?

Having a anxiety pattern is usually a good thought if a pattern can lead to good phones. Tech 2 has taken a demeanour during a Micromax Canvas A1 handset, launched alongside a Android One display this week. On sale for RS 6499 ($107 US), a Canvas A1 comes with a WVGA 4.5 in. screen, 1GB RAM, and a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor:

It’s also a clearance of a idea that batch Android is a best form of Android. Customisations are good though not during a cost of user experience. It’s a certain recommendation in a bill difficulty over a likes of a Moto E and a Xiaomi Redmi 1s, and if we are looking for a bill smartphone this winter, demeanour no further.

Amazon Refreshes Android-Fuelled Kindle Fire Tablets

Along with an refurbish to its eInk reader, Amazon has announced dual new Android powered tablets, along with an refurbish to its fork of Android that powers a devices. The new Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets will run a fourth chronicle of Amazon’s OS, and concentration on delivering high peculiarity audio and video, as good as drumming into Amazon’s digital ecosystem.

Notably, a Fire HD is accessible in a six-inch shade version, alongside a now customary seven-inch inscription size, while a Fire HDX facilities a new ambient light sensor to deliver a shade picture that is as tighten to paper as probable depending on your surroundings.

More details can found during Amazon.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (image: Amazon PR)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (image: Amazon PR)

The Encryption Should Be On Soon

Following on from Apple CEO Tim Cook and his open minute on remoteness (reported on the weekly Apple Loop column here on Forbes), Google’s Niki Christoff tells The Washington Post that “As partial of a subsequent Android release, encryption will be enabled by default out of a box, so we won’t even have to consider about branch it on.”

This is a good move for user privacy, though we would chuck one or dual flags on this play. The initial is a inlet of Google’s business – offered promotion requires they know something about you, and there’s a lot we can infer, even from anonymized data. Google’s business is not built on stealing who we are from ‘people’. The second is that distinct iOS, there are many links in a sequence to get an Android OS device from Google to your hands, including a manufacturers and tradition firmware for any network. Can Google guarantee that encryption will be incited on ‘out of a box’ for each Android handset approved by Google, or is this only for handsets sole by Google, with a recommendation to other Android partners?

Forbes’ Kashmir Hill writes extensively on this subject, and we would strongly suggest anyone with a flitting seductiveness in this subject (which should be anyone with a smartphone) to look during a issues around decryption and pass codes in her article.

AOSP Browser Issues

Ars Technica reports on a flaw in a customary Android browser used by a Android Open Source Browser, and in a series of web perspective controls. The flaw breaks a same start process (SOP), that normal restricts scripts to accessing resources from a same start as a book (this prevents cross-site scripts, e.g. a book from honestlythisisyourbank.com should not normally be means to entrance calm from yourbank.com).

Although a Android Browser in question is no longer underneath growth (Google uses Chrome in Android 4.4 as a browser and to energy web perspective controls), the flaw could be in use by large millions of users.

As partial of a attempts to gain some-more control over Android, Google has dropped a AOSP Browser. Android Browser used to be a default browser on Google, though this altered in Android 4.2, when Google switched to Chrome. The core tools of Android Browser were still used to energy embedded Web perspective controls within applications, though even this altered in Android 4.4, when it switched to a Chromium-based browser engine.

Google has supposing rags to a browser (hereand here). Users with any concerns about a browser or an app should hit a developer or handset manufacturer to see if a rags are, or if they have already been applied.

AFP Photo / Kevork Djansezian

AFP Photo / Kevork Djansezian

Technology hulk Google has grown a new chronicle of a Android handling system, featuring information encryption that is pronounced to automatically foil review by law enforcement.


READ MORE: Governments view on reporters with weaponized malware
– WikiLeaks

Google announced on Thursday that a next-generation installment
of Android – a world’s many renouned mobile handling system,
with roughly 1 billion users – will encrypt all user information on
smartphones, preventing law coercion from accessing personal
data.

Niki Christoff, Google’s spokeswoman, pronounced a association has
offering encryption on Android inclination for over 3 years, but
few users knew how to use a feature.

“As partial of a subsequent Android release, encryption will be
enabled by default out of a box, so we won’t even have to
consider about branch it on,”
pronounced Christoff, as reported by a Washington Post.

The new Android complement will safeguard that usually somebody who enters
a device’s cue will be means to see a pictures, videos and
emails stored on a smartphone.

Google officials pronounced they have been operative on a new
encryption apparatus for months to make certain their products are more
resistant to supervision snooping, generally given the
revelations of relentless notice conducted by a National
Security Agency (NSA).

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MORE: Snowden: If we live in New Zealand, you’re being
watched

In a arise of a NSA leaks, record companies have battled
allegations that they colluded with supervision efforts to collect
user data.

Law coercion officials, meanwhile, have warned that a new
protections on electronic inclination will make it most harder for
them to forestall and solve crimes.

The proclamation comes 5 months after a US Supreme Court’s
unanimous preference in Riley v California ruled law coercion indispensable a hunt aver to
collect information stored on dungeon phones.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote that should a police
confront an puncture conditions they might be entitled to search
a phone underneath a apart strand of Fourth Amendment law, one
concerning “exigent circumstances.”


READ MORE: Pentagon augmenting notice to forestall another
Snowden-style leak



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  • Additional tracking components of S-Health including Stress, Sleep, Weight and Coach
  • Emergency Call dialer entrance support – people can now entrance a dialer around a Lock Screen. They usually need to appropriate over a Emergency button.
  • On/Off camera shiver including in a camera settings
  • A series of tweaks and fixes for opening boost

According to Verizon, a refurbish supposing will also ready subscribers to a new VoLTE use of a company. The Android refurbish now includes an Advanced Calling 1.0 option. This will concede people to make local video calls. Other facilities of a program refurbish embody fixes for unread emails arrangement numner, mismatch Caller ID with Contact Info couple and Bluetooth headset audio loss. Samsung and Verizon should finish a rollout by a finish of September.

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If we remember, about a week ago, Google gave Chrome OS a ability to run Android apps by a “App Runtime for Chrome.” The recover came with a lot of limitations—it usually worked with certain apps and usually worked on Chrome OS. But a developer by a name of “Vladikoff” has solemnly been stripping divided these limits. First he figured out how to load any app on Chrome OS, instead of usually a 4 that are strictly supported. Now he’s made an even bigger breakthrough and gotten Android apps to work on any desktop OS that Chrome runs on. You can now run Android apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The penetrate depends on App Runtime for Chrome (ARC), that is built using Native Client, a Google plan that allows Chrome to run local formula safely within a web browser. While ARC was usually strictly expelled as an prolongation on Chrome OS, Native Client extensions are meant to be cross-platform. The categorical separator to entrance is receiving ARC Chrome Web Store, that flags desktop versions of Chrome as “incompatible.”

Vladikoff made a tradition chronicle of ARC, called ARChon, that can be sideloaded simply by boring a record onto Chrome. It should get Android apps adult and using on any height using a desktop chronicle of Chrome 37 and up. The tough partial is removing Android apps that are concordant with it. ARC doesn’t run tender Android app packages (APKs)—they need to be converted into a Chrome extension—but Vladikoff has a apparatus called “chromeos-apk” that will take caring of that, too.

Everything is finished by Chrome’s prolongation APIs. Google’s strange runtime is an extension, ARChon is an extension, and all a apps are extensions. This creates a implement routine a small complicated. You’ll have to capacitate “developer mode” on Chrome and implement a garland of unpacked extensions. Instructions are in Vladikoff’s tools, and there is a whole new subreddit, called /r/chromeapks, that will get we adult and using and even has some pre-converted APKs to try out.

We managed to get a few Android apps running in Mac OS X; while it is a cludgy hack, it’s really impressive. So what is it indeed like to use? Crashy. It’s really fast, though a miss of Google Services using in a credentials means a lot of apps don’t work. Twitter, for instance, would frequently pile-up due to a miss of Google Play Services. Google’s runtime for Chrome is also still in beta for a reason, and a fact that there are usually 4 strictly authorised apps means there is substantially some-more work to do on Google’s side, too.

The penetrate is a delicious look into a intensity destiny for Google, one where it turns Android into a concept runtime that works not usually on Android phones, tablets, and Chrome OS devices, though on any desktop mechanism with Chrome installed. Native Client has always felt like Google’s attempt at formulating a concept runtime, and it’s tough to trust that this all works by coincidence.

While this penetrate is cart and crashy, during a core it works. Apps spin on and bucket up, and, other than some blank dependencies, they work well. It’s adequate to make we imagine a destiny when all a problems get worked out, and Google opens a floodgates on a Play Store, putting 1.3 million Android apps onto nearly each platform.

Apple is really late to a celebration when it comes to releasing a phone with a arrangement incomparable than 5 inches, though apparently not too late to beget seductiveness among Android users. Trade-in website Gazelle tells us that “during a week that Apple announced a iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung trade-ins increasing with a proclamation of new iPhones, jumping some-more than 3X week-over-week.” What’s some-more a association found that “one in 3 Android users” who are trade in aged inclination “say they’re expected to ascent to a iPhone 6.”

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What are a reasons a iPhone 6 is luring in Android fans? It’s mostly a reasons you’d expect, as Gazelle finds 39% of them are captivated to a incomparable displays while 40% contend they’re tender by a softened battery life. Add in facilities such as a ability to supplement in third-party keyboard apps for a initial time and you’ve got a device that plays to a lot of tip Android phones’ normal strengths.

While this doesn’t meant Android is “doomed” or anything tighten to it — it’s by distant a many used mobile height in a world, after all — it does seem that Apple’s new iPhones demeanour staid to take behind some of a marketplace share it’s mislaid to Google over a years.

 

The subsequent vital chronicle of Android is going to come with one underline that will greatfully a security-conscious: built-in encryption. It means anyone who grabs reason of your mobile device—from sparse burglar to law coercion officer—will find it most some-more formidable to remove information from it. The same turn of modernized encryption is also accessible in iOS 8.

Android users have had a choice to encrypt their phones and tablets given 2011, though a setup routine for Android L will switch it on by default. iOS has always encrypted information on inclination automatically — there’s no choice to enable it as there is on stream versions of Android — though a insurance has been reworked and softened in iOS 8.

Related: Android L — a destiny of Android is (almost) here

“For over 3 years Android has offering encryption, and keys are not stored off of a device, so they can't be common with law enforcement,” Google mouthpiece Niki Christoff told a Washington Post. “As partial of a subsequent Android release, encryption will be enabled by default out of a box, so we won’t even have to consider about branch it on.”

It’s a underline that is quite notable in a post-Snowden climate. The NSA-engineer-turned-whistleblower has been job for softened encryption methods to forestall governments and other agencies from espionage on user data, and a additional confidence layer arriving with Android L are another step in this direction.

“Most people aren’t going to go out of their approach to do these things,” pronounced Joseph Lorenzo Hall, arch technologist of a Washington non-profit, when vocalization to a Post. “It’s so awesome, as someone who has worked on these issues for a prolonged time, to see these dual companies switch their defaults to where these things will be strongly encrypted, and righteously so.”

As for Android L, we still don’t know accurately when it will seem or even what it’s going to be called when it’s released. With flagship inclination such as a Nexus 9 rumored to be rising in October, we shouldn’t have too most longer to wait to find out.