Google unveils Android L

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Android version 4.4 KitKat has not been available for a year, but already Google is talking its next major Android update at its I/O developer event. The latest version of the mobile platform is simply known as « L-release » at the moment, although we suspect it will get a nice new food based name before it is rolled out to devices.

Google is touting the L-release as the most dramatic overhaul of the Android platform ever, bringing even more sweeping changes than what Ice Cream Sandwich did nearly three years ago. That means the subtle shift from Jelly Bean to KitKat is gone and Android will look completely different thanks to a design language caused Material Design. The overall look is flatter than previous Android builds and icons and details. Google is pushing this new look beyond Android and it will find its way to Chrome and services such as…

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