Android 5.0 Lollipop Is Now Official

Posted: Oct 15 2014, 2:33pm CDT | by , in News | Android


Android 5.0 Lollipop Is Now Official
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Good news for all those who had been waiting for some major upgrade in the Android world, Google has officially announced the release of the latest addition to the world’s famous mobile OS; the Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google’s new debutants have made the perfect platform for this new OS and they include the recent Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus Player streaming device. Those of you who own Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play Edition devices don’t need to be disappointed because Google has promised to reach out this far in the coming days.

We have been waiting for this moment since a very long time and it might feel that this OS had been in the developer stage for quite some time but thankfully all quirks which emerged during the testing stage have been taken care of by Google. You must have heard about the OS with its former name, the Android L, and if you are aware of that then you might know that it also features Google’s new Material Design language which comes with some notable visual enhancements.

The flatter icons, a bolder color palette, coupled with fluid physics-based animations have grouped together to form a much cleaner design which generates s a smoother and more consistent user experience on the Android platform as well as apps.

You don't need to run the Android L Developer Preview to look at the Material Design, on the other hand it does offer the most discernible configuration changes. With Google pushing out the Material Design overhaul for its Google+ application, along these lines emulated by a redesign of the Play Store too, clients had the capacity look into the Material world. Google's endeavored to utilize the Material Design to bring together the Android experience over all gadgets; something that began with the presentation of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, on the off chance that you had overlooked.

But Google has made it very clear that their latest OS isn’t just all about eye candy since the device is powerful from the inside too with lots of major changes accommodated under the hood. The Lollipop is the first version of the OS to bring about optimization for 64-bit architecture. This is good news for hardware manufacturers who can ultimately jump onto the 64-bit Android smartphones and tablets bandwagon.

Moving back to the physical aspects of the Lollipop, the new lock screen is quite comely and offers a look at the notifications. You can also take some actions during this mode such as deleting an email. The battery saver mode is quite handy during emergency cases and gives you about 90 minutes of extra battery life in between charges. Till now only the Google devices have benefitted from the latest OS but we are quite sure that soon others such as Samsung, HTC and LG will be able to reap the benefits too.

source: googleblog

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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