Here's your first 'Android L' changelog

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Google says that "Android L" (it still doesn't have a proper name) is its biggest release ever. With support for 64-bit, the new ART runtime environment, and over 5,000 new APIs for developers, we certainly believe it. It's chock full of good stuff, and will launch in preview form on Thursday

The end of Google's Android L section of the keynote featured a big slide with a ton of individual features formed into the shape of an L. Want to know what just some of the many features coming in this fall's big release? Here's the list:

  • Burst-mode camera APIs
  • H.265
  • NDK media APIs
  • TV input framework
  • low latency audio recording
  • audio patch-panel
  • Improved AV sync
  • USB audio
  • Cast receiver
  • hardware-assisted hotword (aka the Moto X's "OK google" features!)
  • ART
  • 64-bit trusted execution environment
  • volta (Google's battery life improvement features)
  • improved battery stats, predicted time remaining
  • battery historian
  • Battery Saver mode
  • time to charge
  • time on lock screen
  • JobScheduler
  • multi-network
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • BLE central & peripheral modes
  • HFP 1.6 (Bluetooth hands-free profile)
  • SAP (Bluetooth SIM access profile)
  • multi HFP
  • Map
  • Email
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 & Android Extension Pack
  • personal unlocking
  • enterprise
  • lock to app APIs
  • Document-centric multi-tasking
  • lockscreen notifications
  • heads-up notifications
  • do not distrub
  • new quick settings
  • phone rotation lock
  • improved game controller support
  • Closed caption
  • color inversion
  • color space correction
  • improved text rendering
  • Material theme
  • activity transitions
  • view shadows
  • view elevation
  • RecyclerView
  • CardView
  • path animations
  • color extractor
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