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A Screenshot of the upcoming Android 5.0 "L" Release has been accidentally leaked from Chromium Issue Tracker. The screenshot leaked on Reddit showing "L" letter on the status bar indicating the Android version.


Android 5.0 L


The screenshot shows a Google account login dialog that looks substantially different from the current implementation, and what appears to be a re-styled Chrome with design elements from Quantum. Additionally, the status bar shows a place holder "L" icon, and a bell icon that sources tell us is indicative of a new feature in L that will offer "limited interruptions," basically muting or partially muting notifications. Since heads-up notifications are expected to appear in L (significantly re-styled to look more like Google Now cards), this feature may keep them from popping-up over whatever the user is working on.


The shots are 1280x768, indicating that they're from a Nexus 4. Also of note is the fact that the screenshots don't show background protection behind status and nav bars.




Google Now Music


Google Now service is constantly evolving to make your Android experience a more personalized one by providing you easier access to the applications and services you use most. Now, you are able to click on links to music services for the bands that you search for on Google Now.


Google Now


So let's say you're searching for Arctic Monkeys, Google Now will pop up links to the band's YouTube page, and provide links to Spotify and the Play Music app. It also supports iHeartRadio, Google Play, and TuneIn. For now, this feature is only available in the United States, other countries with Play music will get it soon.



Android ART


You probably are using it right Now... The Android Runtime [ART] which Google introduced for testing purposes with its release of KitKat last year has now fully replaced the Dalvik virtual machine in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code. This means you should expect the next version of Android to come with ART and only ART, Dalvik is essentially dead from this point on.


Android ART


The change has been spotted in two commits made recently to the AOSP code. One of those removes Dalvik from master branch, while the other switches the default runtime compiler to ART. The use of ART should thus result in faster app start times, as well as better performance overall though whether these improvements will be noticeable to end-users remains to be seen.



Android KitKat


Today, 5th of June, Google has released the Android versions Market share distribution for last Month [May,2014] so that we can see how the different versions have developed in the passed month. It seems the tablet-centric Honeycomb has passed under the 0.1% and it's now gone from the distribution chart, so long...


Android May,2014


May,2014 saw the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat grow from 8.5% in April to 13.6% in May. Jelly Bean 4.2 and 4.3 also grew in distribution from 18.8% to 19.1% (4.2) and from 8.5% to 10.3% (4.3) respectively. Seems like Jelly Bean and KitKat are still controlling the Android market.


The older Android versions have continued to see their market share fall. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has gone down by 4.5 percentage points, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by 1.1 points. Android 2.3 Gingerbread saw a fall of 1.3 percentage points while Android 2.2 Froyo lost 0.2 points.





Parrot AR.Drone is a Quadricopter that you can pay online from Amazon Here, its's about $400. Parrot also has an Android App AR.FreeFlight to let you control your AR.Drone from your Android Smartphone/Tablet. The Drone has a 720p camera on it, os it will sent you live video feed to your Android device while flying.

The AR.Drone is smart. It auto-stabilizes, locks its position if you lose WiFi connectivity, and the propellers automatically cut out when you crash. Its foam frame and plastic rotors are nice, soft, and flexible meaning you'll have to take a pretty mean spill to cause the Parrot serious damage. And when you do break something, Parrot's got you covered with a gamut of repair parts and tools available online.



The AR.FreeFlight App is Free but you'll Need to have the AR.Drone first. check out the video demo below of the Drone flying with the Android App.



App Video DEMO,  Android App

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