Google polishes Android L interface, squishes bugs on road to release

android l notificatons
Credit: Blake Stimac

Android L is finally getting some fixes that will ease the pain for those living on the edge.

A Google Code site that tracks Android L bugs lists 14 fixes within the last 24 hours. A rather notable issue is the inability for Hangouts to send MMS messages through AT&T or T-Mobile's networks.

Along with that fix, other resolutions include an "S" appearing instead of a "7" in the dialer, disappearing notifications, hangups on the lock screen, and the all-important missing emoji.

Other jankiness and inconsistencies are part of the report, which is a fairly common set of issues for any pre-release software.

Google has yet to announce when Android L is hitting devices, only promising that it would happen in the Fall. Android 4.4 KitKat was announced last year on Halloween.

Check out our walkthrough for how to install Android L on your Nexus 5 or 7 if you want to get your hands on the future of Android.

To comment on this article and other Greenbot content, visit our Facebook page or our Twitter feed.
Shop Tech Products at Amazon