Sundar Pichai confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop preview today at Google I/O, release in the fall

The Google I/O conference is all set to be started today (9:30 PM IST) and we expect to witness a plethora of interesting news. When the Android L screenshots were leaked recently, there were doubts if we will get to see a preview of the platform at this conference before it would be released later this year. Now, the same has been confirmed by none other than Sundar Pichai.

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In an Bloomberg BusinessWeek interview, Android and Chrome head Sundar Pichai has revealed that the next major build of Android will be unveiled at the Google I/O along with the launch of the much awaited Android Wear platform for wearable devices and other services. Though the platform will be shown off at the conference, it will be released only in the fall just like the Apple’s launch pattern.

“I want the world to understand what we are doing sooner”, said Pichai in the interview.

According to the Google executive, the upcoming iteration of Android has greater transparency and it will arrive with concepts such as Quantum Paper, Project Hera, extended Google Now support and others. From the claims, it is clear that Android will be taking a giant leap this year with the alleged Android L platform.

The exact version name of the release is yet unknown, but according to reliable sources speaking for Bulgarian tech insider Nixanbal, the upcoming Android version will be called Android 5.0 Lollipop. (via)

As per previous leaks, HTC and Google are jointly prepping a 9-inch tablet codenamed HTC Volantis and this could be the Nexus tablet that will arrive with the upcoming Android build this fall.

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