Google has recently unveiled the full name of its latest Android OS – Android 5.0 Lollipop – sticking to its naming convention of naming the OS after desserts and treats. As already known, this OS will com shipped with the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player devices. In the coming months, the update will also roll over to some of the existing Android devices.
This post will let you know about the top 10 features which are introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop. So let’s get started..
1. Material Design: This is the first feature that will be pointed out by anybody who talks about Android Lollipop. Material design is the base of Android 5.0 and Team Google has explained quite a few features about it back in April when they first announced Android L. Highlights of Material Design is that, the elements on the UI shrink and grow dynamically and hence gives a 3D experience to the user.
2. Resume your work as and when you want: Android Lollipop lets its users continue where they left off previously. Be it music, videos, photos,apps and even recent searches. The surprising thing is that, the recent searches from any of your Android devices can be accessed across user’s other Android devices.
3. Compatibility with Multiple devices: You should be knowing this by reading the point above. Android Lollipop is compatible with multiple screen size devices such as smartphones, tablets and also to smart-watches, TVs and even Cars!
4. Battery Life improvement: A new battery saver feature of Android Lollipop extends the life of the battery of the device up to 90 minutes, in case of any emergency. Another performance improvement feature lets the user know how much time is still remaining for the device to be put on charging and when it is charging, it lets the user know how much time the device still needs to be completely charged. Sounds interesting?
5. Camera improvement: Lollipop improves support for features such as burst mode. Videos can be shot at 30 fps capturing full resolution frames in formats like YUV and Bayer RAW. Android 5.0 lets user control settings for sensor, lens and flash per individual frame.
6. New notification bar: The new notification bar of Android 5.0 Lollipop lets the user respond to messages, updates and also hide them directly from the lock screen. By using the device’s volume down button, users can enter in tot he priority mode and this lets the user to change the settings such that notifications from certain people only should be shown on the notification bar. There is also a feature that can avoid calls or messages while playing or watching a video.
7. More Secure: Lollipop lets users share their device with others using guest user mode, and also by creating multiple user accounts. Either way, the device’s owner will have the right to choose who can access what on the device. By pairing with a device like a smartwatch, Smart Lock feature can be enabled on the device.
8. Improved NFC support: Need to setup a new Android device? No worries, as the improved Android Lollipop NFC feature lets you set up a new Android device by just tapping it onto the old Android device. This makes it easier to sync apps and other details from an older Android device to a new one.
9. Quick Settings: Notification screen of Android Lollipop has a new Quick settings button that contains features like flashlight, wi-fi, screen rotation,Bluetooth etc which can be handy.
10. Smoother Experience: Android Lollipop is run on a new runtime called ART, with which Google claims that whole of the Android performance is four times better than the older versions.
Taking all these features into consideration, it is seemingly obvious that Android 5.0 Lollipop has a lot to do with the OS performance even thought there are minor improvements with the audio, video and camera features.
Are you looking forward for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update? If yes, why? Let us know in the comments!