On October 15 2014 Google revealed that Lollipop is the codename for Android 5.0. From November 3, the rollout will begin to hit users of Nexus 4, 5, 7 (both 2012 and 2013 version) and 10. Plus the Google Edition devices.
With Lollipop comes a totally new user interface, called “Material Design”. Presented at this years Google I/O, the new design is built in “layers” to give a perception of depth.
Some of the new features are:
Android 5.0 should make your battery last longer between charges and a new battery saver mode enables you to squeeze out even more when reaching critical levels.
No need to worry when someone wants to borrow your phone. Lollipop has a new guest mode, allowing other Google users to logon momentarily. They can’t access any of your stuff. If you share your phone with certain people regularly, you can also set up several profiles.
New first-time setup
By touching two NFC capable Android phones, you can transfer all your data from your old phone to your new. You can also choose which backup to restore from via the Cloud.
Do not disturb mode
Notifications has got an overhaul. You can also activate a “do not disturb” mode where no notifications will bother you. Or you can choose which notifications that come through (priority mode).
Android RunTime (ART) has replaced the Dalvik runtime and offers a performance boost overall.