Android users have been waiting for this day since the summer when Google made the hint for Android L aka the 5th major upgrade of the platform. The speculations about the new update were about everything, from its announcement date to its name. The “L” in the name and the tradition of Google to name the new builds after desserts and candy evoked the imagination of many users. The most popular theories suggested that behind the “Android L” stands Lemon Meringue Pie or Lollipop. We already know that truth – the 5th upgrade of Android is called Android 5.0 Lollipop. The platform is developed in tune with the new trend of Google for using Material Design.
The most obvious changes in the operating system are related to the visual presentation. Many comment that the new update gives more appealing and polished look. The idea behind the Material Design is to make Android more consistent across different devices – from phones to smartwatches. There are loads of improvements in the 5.0 Lollipop that are yet to be explored. For instance, the notification center is enriched and now has the capabilities to bring alerts to the lockscreen. Users will not only see the notifications but will have various options to reply to or clear the unwanted alerts.
Android 5.0 Lollipop has new Power Saving Mode that can provide you with 90min more. Google is presenting a new mode in the platform that gives better security of your private content when you are sharing the 5.0 Lollipop-running phone or tablet with other users.
The first devices that arrive with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed on them are the newly announced Nexus 9 and Nexus 6. The rolling-out of the update is beginning now. The next models that will be enhanced with the upgrade are the Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10. The Google Play Edition models are next in the line. The Motorola Moto X and Moto G will also be among the first to get the 5.0 Lollipop. In the next months more and more phones and tablets will be upgraded with the update. Stay tuned.