"We're building a open platform at scale" says Sundar.
Other features glossed over: better multitasking, USB audio support, cast receiver, burst-mode camera, phone rotation lock, path animations, improved AV sync, 64-bit trusted execution environment
5,000 new APIs. Developers love APIs. At least, well-documented ones.
Developers can get rolling today, but it sounds like we still have a long wait before it comes out. Will it beat iOS 8 to release? We shall see.
Returning to battery life on L: New feature called Battery Saver Mode. You can start battery saver "if you're about to go on a long hike...or a long protest," he jokes.
Cheers from the audience for Burke's joke.
"Enough battery life for a long protest" - ZING!
Burke still talking about battery life.
And the audience cheers her exit... Now back to paying attention.
She was finally escorted away. Big applause for that.
Weird that Burke just kept talking over her.
Blaming Jack Halprin for her eviction.
There's a security lady right here not helping at all.
Protester screaming at the audience.
Uh oh, we have a protester here. Someone being evicted.
Project Volta aims to improve battery life. "You can't improve until you can measure." Battery Historian on L helps correlate battery discharge and device activity.
Improved instrumentation of battery data.
They're making a series of improvements for battery life, looking at Wi-Fi, cellular antennas, displays, etc.
Now up, battery life. Project Volta
Funny video, two decked out warriors playing Flappy Bird.
Pretty funny demos, two macho dudes who looked like they were going to fight. Instead they turned to an arcade cabinet called "Flappy Chicken." Plenty of laughs.
Burke blames the flickers that I saw on the "electromagnetic storm" on stage.
Watching the Unreal Engine 4 render 3D graphics. It's a little janky, but smoother than I expected.
This demo has extra bass. I think what we're learning is that the new Android L has big bass.
Graphics performance: Mobile performance historically has lagged desktops, but it's catching up with game console and PC graphics. L aims to close gap with the Android extension pack, a set of features that include tesselation, geometry shaders, computer shaders, and ASTC texture compression (read: you'll notice details, like smoke and lighting effects for games).