The big G just rose to the driveway of new smart stuffs as she recently announced the latest Android OS called ‘lollipop’ alongside 3 new devices.
The devices premiered are
• HTC Nexus 9 tablet
• Google Nexus 6
• Nexus Player (Google TV running Android OS)
During the release statement of the Lollipop Android 5.0, Google via its official blog state, “As previewed at Google I/O, Lollipop is our largest, most ambitious release on Android with over 5,000 new APIs for developers; Lollipop is designed to be flexible, to work on all your devices and to be customized for the way you see fit.”
“After adaptation, comes efficiency”, Google, on the other side of the steel is also developing apps, music and other stuffs seamlessly from a device to another and they are working on a consistent design known as ‘material design’.
The Lollipop OS, just like iOS’s ‘Do Not Disturb’, has added filtering settings to allow only a few notifications and people interrupt you as being set up by you. The Big G has also added an energy-saving feature that has promised according to Google to extend a phone’s battery life by over 1 hour 20 minutes.
The OS, as Google as said, also allows multi user account and guest mode just like laptops. They have also upgraded the security options to add PIN, password, patterns or better still pairing your phone with your watch or car with their record-breaking Smart Lock.
Apart from the features above, the Lollipop OS also has New Multi-tasking Moving forward from the days of 2D open apps list, the new recent apps section of the Lollipop OS depicts a Google Now card layout. The open apps are arranged in a sort of carousel and can be swiped off if willing to erase.
New Upgraded Notifications Bar
The Lollipop OS’s notification bar is far more different from its predecessor. They both work in same way but there is a new layout and lots of color scheme. Also, instead of tapping a settings button to access quick settings, all you just need to do is swipe down a second time and the settings will show up.
The official release date for Android Lollipop OS in the UK according to PCAdvisor is November 3rd if you get Nexus 6 or Nexus 9, but if you’ve gotten a Nexus 5, 7 or 10, you will get the Lollipop in a device update in the next few weeks. If you want to try though, you can get the beta version at XDA- Developer forum