Android L is characterized by “Material Design,” which is a new design identity that uses shadows and elevation to distinguish layers in the user interface. All new animations provide easier transitions between apps, and they also enhance the experience when new elements appear on the screen. The Roboto font has also been updated to better suit the new devices Android will power, such as smartwatches and other wearables. Android L completely revamps parts of Android’s notifications system as well. The lock screen now includes a full list of notifications that are actionable — notifications can be swiped to dismiss them or tapped to open the relevant apps.
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