Google on 13th October made the announcement of NEXUS 6, NEXUS 9 and ASUS TV which was awaited by many android enthusiastic but along with those device they also unwrapped the sweetest Android OS which is Lollipop (5.0). The features, difference and new updates of Android L 5.0 is out on every site since the launch but we at Above Android studied Android L and now when it is going to get over the air update to preceding Nexus devices we are giving out final article on things you should know or you can say features of Android Lollipop 5.0 before installing it.
Well if you don’t have a smartphone which will get Android Lollipop you need to check out our recent article in which we picked up 5 Smartphone below 7000 INR which will get the Android Lollipop 5.0 update.
Features of Android Lollipop 5.0 :-
1: Material design:
Android Lollipop (5.0) comes with completely different User Interface based on Material design which means every layer is different from one another. You can watch the video below to know more in detail about Material design but overall this material design looks great as it is supported by vibrant colors and tons of animation. Google in its keynote 2014 mentioned android L comprises of API more than 5000, well this is mainly for developers but in the end helps users to get best applications and games in their phone.
Google has completed changed the lock screen of smartphone. Now you can get the information and notification on your lock screen itself which reduces the efforts by user to get the notification. Now you no longer have to unlock your Smartphone for notification you can get it all just by clicking the power button. The video below shows complete use of Notification update in Android Lollipop 5.0 . Google also announced most of the applications will support the New Notification tweak.
3: Project Power Volta:
One of the best and interesting feature of Android Lollipop (5.0) is that it guarantees you to last your Smartphone battery. In the keynote 2014 where the Developer preview of Android Lollipop was installed in NEXUS 5, Google claimed that Android Lollipop had increased the duration time of NEXUS 5 by 90 minutes(1.30 hours) well this really amazed me. It is confirmed that Android Lollipop increases the usage time of device but not necessarily 90 mins it differs from device to device. Well if you are not going to get android Lollipop you can still save battery with some tips and tricks posted in one of our previous articles.
Along with this 3 major features of Android Lollipop (5.0) there are many other updates which come along with Lollipop. Some of the features are given down which are also great feature exclusively in android Lollipop (5.0)
- Double TAP to AWAKE the screen
- Security on Lock Screen like Never Before
- Priority mode
- In-built System to keep Applications password Protected
- Major difference in Notification bar
So these were all the Major changes and features of Android Lollipop 5.0 which is having the Over-the-air (OTA) updates for Nexus Family today i.e. 3rd November 2014. Stay tuned to get more updates about android Lollipop and other interesting tips and Tricks about Android.
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