Google hasn't revealed the release date of its much-awaited software Android L but it is expected to arrive soon and is very likely to be made available for update to the search giant's Nexus devices like the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, as soon as it is launched. However, its update might be made available for devices from HTC, Samsung, LG and other smartphone makers after a few weeks.
Giving a strong hint that Android L will be released soon, Google has made the new software available as Developer Preview. Android Geeks has reported that the search giant may follow the footsteps of Apple by releasing it to the market after announcing it in mid-October. Android Authority had reported earlier that the final version of Android L would not be officially available until 1 November, hinting that it could be announced soon though its update could come at a later date.
Android Police's founder Artem Russakovskii also posted on Google+ that "Next Wednesday, the 15th, should be a HUGE day. Here are the maybes that I'm expecting around then: Nexus 9 (Volantis), Android L, Android Wear 2.0, Android TV," giving a hint that the new software could be announced at the event. Google's upcoming devices - Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 aka Nexus X – are expected to run Android L out of the box.
Android Authority had earlier reported that the final version of Android L would not be officially available until 1 November, hinting that it would be made available for update only after the launch of Google's upcoming devices. However, the search giant is yet to confirm the release date.
Android L update is expected to be made available for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 as soon as it is released. However, other devices like HTC One, HTC One (M8), Moto G (2nd generation Moto X too likely to get), Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 and the latest smartphones from LG may take up to 90 days before getting the new firmware update, according to media reports.
The hype around Android L is huge as it is considered to be the search giant's biggest update to its mobile platform till date. The redesigned interface, fluid animations and other features of the firmware will give a new experience to android phone users. The new UI design dubbed as Material Design, Notifications Panel change, transparent background etc may please gadget lovers. The new software will also be compatible with 64-bit processors and improve battery life.