The biggest update to Android in year will be coming in the next few weeks; Google has finally confirmed Android 5.0 'Lollipop. The company has also announced that before this week along the Nexus 6 smartphone tablet and Nexus 9 tablet, both lead devices will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop which is something new and different. This update is one of the hottest Android update ever and it also promises to give Google’s mobile OS main visual service.
On June one of the event of Google I/O developer there Google has previewed 'Android L', and since that time, consumers and developers have been waiting for the final version, which was at last announced on Wednesday as Android 5.0 Lollipop. It will also bring in 64-bit processor support and will make battery life main concern as it is against Apple's iOS 8. While some new changes are added to themes introduced in android L and other are earlier known functions includes now detailed by the search giant.
Let’s have look what’s new and updated on Android 5.0 Lollipop:
Firstly is the ambitious Material Design. Remember while introducing Android L Google had said that its next version will get a full visual service for a regular experience across devices? Well, here you go. Android 5.0 Lollipop functions a cleaner, flatter design with a runnier interface and animations.
In the Android L preview we saw the refurbished status bar and navigation and Google has fixed with the design but now you can change the status bar as color or you can keep it transparent according to the used app. It featured status icon. There is also a change with “Quick Settings” option. Now it includes new controls like flashlight,cast screen controls, hotspot and more. Also fresh is the toggle for position services. Instead of a list of screenshots of recently used apps, the current apps menu or task switcher will look like a stack of cards.
“Latest material design included in android 5.0 it will be a bold, colorful, and responsive UI design for regular, intuitive experiences for all your devices. Approachable, familiar visual elements, shadows and realistic lighting, natural motion and make it simpler to find your device, typography, edge-to-edge imagery Bright new colors that will attract your attention” clarified by Google”.
Improved Notifications/ Do Not Disturb
Android 5.0 Lollipop's lock screen displays better-off notifications; the notification panel is being combined with the lockscreen so without any extra steps you can have look on what's going on as you pick your phone and an easy swipe up and you will be inside the phone. Just think that lockscreen has no differences from notification panel now. More over Google has included rich floating descriptive notifications on top of your activity. Users can view or remove any notifications without leaving an activity.
Next big change is that notifications will run over the screen at the top – you can get a call when you're busy playing game and it will occur at the top, asking if you wish to take it. This will possibly be the same with messages etc too, meaning less interruption at the wrong times.
The lockscreen is getting intelligent too - if you've got an exact place set up, or are wearing a Bluetooth device, the phone will identify you and unlock without a PIN. Go away or remove your watch then you'll require to tap or swipe in a code when you unlock - or you also use your voice.
Kill Switch and Improved Security
This new version of android comes with an opt-in kill switch named 'Factory Reset Protection', which will let users to clean out the device's data on will. If a user starts using this feature, they will need to enter their Google login to factory reset the device and if the phone pass code is enable then only it will work. The new devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help guard data on lost or stolen devices. These features were announced by Google few months ago, after Apple exposed its own version.
Users will get an Android Smart Lock feature to safe their device by pairing it with a faithful device like a wearable or even their car. For even improved protection against vulnerabilities and malware there is another security options in Android Lollipop SELinux that makes compulsory for all applications claimed. Google says.
New Messenger App
Nexus 6 will also have a new Messenger app that will be delivery with the device as part of Android new version. Google says new messenger app will be an easier from of Hangouts, and is not a substitute for it. Representative, "Messenger and Hangouts both offer user to choose each have their own benefits. Well Messenger is specially designed for quick and easy way to send and receive SMS and MMS messages on Android where as Hangout work awesome cross stage (web, iOS, Android) and cross medium communications (video, voice, messaging, SMS).
Finally Google has brought a device with sharing features from which users can share their android 5.0 Lollipop devices with anyone they want without worrying about contact to responsive content. Its features a visitor user style with custom options for contact, plus it helps users to fix in place the screen that's showed without allowing visitors to go further by the help of screen pinning. moreover, it has also bring in a new feature in Lollipop that helps users to log in to a different phone (android) to check synced messages and content in case they don’t have their at the moment.
Without battery none of the features works. So, Google thought of adding latest battery saver feature to Android 5.0 Lollipop, state to expand device’s battery power up to 90 minutes. Android 5.0 Lollipop will also show the expected time left to completely charge the device when plugged in, not only this it will also tell you expected time left on the device before the user require to charge again.
Quick Device Set up
Users who all want to set up their devices with new android version 5.0 lollipop for them Google has come up with new ways. Immediately users can set up their new android tablet or phone by just tapping it on their previous device - although this need NFC support. Each app from Google play is also transferred over to new device, only if the similar Google account
There are many more new features in Android 5.0 Lollipop consist of ;support for 64-bit devices and SoCs; The new ART Android runtime for enhanced application performance and responsiveness; native 64-bit apps; enhanced hardware keyboard accessory support ,there are 15 new languages (counting as Telugu, Marathi Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada); enhanced ease of access features (like, colour inversion, text contrast boost and improved colour differentiation); superior camera abilities video, audio and with extra powerful Bluetooth less energy abilities better and Internet connectivity everywhere.