Android 5.0 Lollipop: the new features

Android 5.0 Lollipop: the new features
It's been less than a year since the last major Android version was announced, under the inconspicuous name KitKat, and the for the first time then Google partnered with a confectionery giant, of all things, for the marketing purposes. Today marked the arrival of the Android 4.4 KitKat's successor, dubbed Android Lollipop. That's right, regardless of the associations that come to mind when one hears the new naming scheme, Lollipop might be considered as one of the most visibly significant updates in Android's history.

First off, we get 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 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, so let's dig in, and round up all the novelties for you. 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.

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9 Comments

1. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Can't wait to try this out.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow it just looks so nice & intuitive all at the same time! +1

2. diyi75

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

So the future begins!

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Hope this feature doesn't mean sync can't be turned off: Pick up where you left off The songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one of your Android devices can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.

4. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

future useless

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Dumb troll.

5. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I hate those commercials so much, with the annoying actors and "edgy" cinematography and "hip" music.

6. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Google trashed most of old features in garbage for Apple. Apple will happily use it now. They started things with iOS 8

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

ios 7 infact

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