A new build (less than a week old) of Android L has been spotted in the Chromium issue tracker by sharp eyes over at Myce. Identified as build LRW87D and named Lemon Meringue Pie (a name we’ve heard before), it is running on a Nexus 5. The issue logged is about videos crashing in Chrome and comes with a video showing the browser in action until such a crash. While the video itself is not gripping material, it does reveal new user interface tweaks in the upcoming version of Android.
In particular, Google has made additional changes to both the navigation and status bars. The navigation bar has not changed drastically but sports both smaller and more widely spaced out icons. At the top, the status bar now uses solid icons while the clock has gotten smaller and adopted Google’s Roboto font. It all makes for a cleaner design. Android Police put up images (above) comparing an earlier build of Android L to this one to better illustrate the differences.
Google is widely expected to formally announce Android L and new Nexus devices at an event in mid-October. Recent rumours have suggested that Android L would launch as Lemon Meringue Pie, Lion (after the Nestle chocolate bar) and Lollipop. The fact that it is identified as Lemon Meringue Pie here is not a guarantee that this will be the final name. Google famously changed Android 4.4’s name late in the game last year after partnering up with Nestle to call it KitKat.