ANDROID L: A BRAND NEW LOOK FOR GOOGLE
Google unveiled Android L at I/O, which includes some 5,000 new APIs. The biggest change in Android L is Material Design, a new design aesthetic that goes beyond L and represents a unified new look and feel for all of Google’s platforms, extending from phones to tablets, to the Web and desktop. Material Design adds shadows, subtle textures and bright colors to Android, and a shift from square icons to round ones. There’s a dynamic depth effect too, with apps and information boxes sliding over each other and disappearing when closed. Google has also made a slight tweak to its system-wide Roboto font, which is now a bit wider and rounder, making it easier to read on small display devices like a smartwatch.