Google unveiled the newest version of Android called L at Google I/O, and I have to say I was left feeling a little...uninspired. They borrowed heavily from Windows Phone and iOS7 but the over-all feel is--well....flat. Their new design language, aka Material Design, should have been named Uninspired Design. I wanted to see a UI that 'popped' with color and stunning textures. Instead I was left looking at a UI rife with subtle textures/shadows, muted colors and an abundance of white. Doesn't get any more boring than that. Give me some rich colors, deep blacks and send me on my way. I'm not totally disappointed with the new OS though. Google L does have its redeeming qualities with the addition of some really nice animations, performance boosts (ART), and battery saving enhancements/modes. Google definitely did their homework with those enhancements, and they should keep Android users very happy with the experience . I believe the biggest and most important news out of I/O is the Android One line-up. Sub $100 smartphones targeted at emerging markets is going to be a boon for Google and its services. They just fired off a cannon with the Android One line-up and put everyone on notice. "Yo we gonna own this spot right here. Ya hear?" In closing, maybe I'm being a bit harsh on Google's new OS, but "L" does absolutely nothing for this Android enthusiast. It's flat and uninspiring. Perhaps this is what the majority of consumers want and Google, like Apple, is delivering that experience. I had flashbacks to Apple's WWDC. Wait! Did I just say that? Drop me a line and let me know your honest opinions and thoughts on Google's new OS. Is Google L a fresh and exciting new look, or is "L" really just Lacking?