Last Updated on Sep 09, 2014 15:23 IST
 Prev Updated on Jul 03, 2014 16:33 IST

What's new in Android L Preview

A New UI Design
Create a consistent experience across mobile and the web with material design, the new Google-wide standard. Learn about material

A New Runtime
Test your apps and get them ready for ART (Android Runtime), the default runtime in the next release. Learn about ART

Enhanced Notifications
Get control over where notifications appear, how they look, and how they sync to non-handheld devices. Learn about notifications

Increased Efficiency
Project Volta is our effort to make the platform energy efficient and to give you more control over resource usage. Learn about Project Volta

See the Changes from API 19 - API 20

Below are links for downloading the developer tools for L Preview, offline, alternatively you can download from your SDK Manager.

How to Install.

Create a folder named  "temp" without quotes in ~/../android-sdk/<temp>/<*zip>

* place all downloaded zips inside
* start SDK Manager under  ~/../android-sdk/<SDK Manager>
* check the packages downloaded.
* Click Install Package.
** wait & done.

SDK Platform API - 20 (Android SDK L Preview)

  ~\..\android-sdk-windows\platforms\android-L\ (Unzip files)

L Developer Preview

Samples for SDK - L Preview

 ~\..\android-sdk-windows\samples\android-L\ (Unzip files) 

ARM EABI v7a System Image, L Preview

  ~\..\android-sdk-windows\system-images\android-L\( Unzip files)  

Intel x86 Atom System Image,
L Preview

  ~\..\android-sdk-windows\system-images\android-19\( Unzip files)  

Docs for Android SDK
L Preview
 (replace the docs folder, but, this will be of no use, please refer online)
 ~\..\android-sdk-windows\docs\ (Unzip files)