Google is at long last putting out the following edition of Android to the world, version number 5.0, code named Lollipop.
Lollipop is the most ambitious release on Android with over 5,000 new APIs for developers. The lollipop is designed to be flexible, to work on all your devices and to be customized for you the way you consider fit.
So what’s new in Android ?
The most obvious change in Lollipop is the fresh design aesthetic, called Material Design. It employs a set of bright, deep colors and adds depth with shadows to give Android a sleeker, more minimal look.
Lollipop also introduces a new notification setup, with notification cards in the center of the lock screen, similar to iOS.
Google’s new system run time, ART, is officially replacing DALVIK after a preview of the system in KitKat. The new run time compiles apps more efficiently, which should improve overall system performance.
A battery management system ( formerly referred to as “Project Volta”) that Google says can extend your battery by up to 90 minutes.
After proving useful on Android tablets, support for multiple separate users on one twist is coming to phones.
Android Lollipop will ship with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, but Google says it’s coming to the Nexus 5, 7, 10, and the myriad “Google Play Edition” devices in “the coming weeks”. And for devices beyond that? As usual with Android, it’s up to your phone/tablet manufacturer to receive the update ready.