10 subtle Android Lollipop interface features that make life easier
By Daniel P.
Oct 21, 2014, 5:11 AM
Android 5.0 Lollipop brought over a thoroughly revamped interface with the fashionable "flat", but colorful demeanor that many Android manufacturers, like Samsung and LG, adopted for their respective TouchWiz and Optimus overlays. In addition, Google finally overhauled the aging notification system, which looked pale and barren in stock Android, when compared to Samsung's, LG's, or many third party efforts you can find in the Play Store. The multitasking options also got a boost with a Google Now-style card system, and there are plenty of other changes to Android under the hood, like the 64-bit compiler and the Project Volta battery life enhancer. The Android 5.0 Lollipop will be available first on the new Nexus 6 phablet from Motorola, Nexus 9 from HTC, and other Nexus devices shortly, then roll out to the rest of mere mortals.
Along for the ride, however, come numerous little interface changes that make life with your Android phone easier. We are not even talking about the revamped notification system here, but rather subtle things that weren't there before, but are nice little additions. Some of those already exist in manufacturer overlays or third-party apps, but it's nice to see Google include them with the stock experience. Here are some of those cool and thoughtful new interface options that come with Lollipop.
10 subtle Android Lollipop features that will make your life easier
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