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Android 5.0 Lollipop will start rollout November 3

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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:

Project Volta

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.

Guest mode

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).

Faster

Android RunTime (ART) has replaced the Dalvik runtime and offers a performance boost overall.

See all the details at the official Lollipop page.

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Android L revealed as Android 5.0 Lollipop

Lollipop Forest

At Google I/O 2014, Google released a preview of the next version of Android, called Android L.

Google uses codenames taken from desserts, cakes, cookies, candy and other treats. Here’s a list showing Android versions and their codenames:

1.5 Cupcake
1.6 Donut
2.0 Eclair
2.1 Eclair
2.2 Frozen Yoghurt aka FroYo
2.3 Gingerbread
3.0 Honeycomb
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
4.1 Jelly Bean
4.2 Jelly Bean
4.3 Jelly Bean
4.4 KitKat

The speculation has been high when it comes to Android L and what the next codename could be?

Lemon Meringue Pie was rumoured for a long time, until the maker of the Android statues started to hint about Liquorice.

On October 14 Google released a video showing the codename audition for Android 5.0. Would it be Lava Cake? Lemon Drop? Oreo?!

The next day, the official Android blog revealed that they had casted Lollipop.

The biggest change you’ll notice right away is the new UI (user interface). At Google I/O, Mateus Duarte presented what is called “Material Design”.

At the same time as revealing the Lollipop codename, Google also announced new devices. Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player will be the first devices to come with Lollipop.

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SGS2 + CM11 = Android 4.4 KitKat on a three year old device

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One of my great interests in the latest years, have been mobile operating systems. I’ve tried Windows Phone 8 on a Nokia Lumia 620, I use iOS on my iPad and all my latest smartphones have run Android. I now have the Google Nexus 5, which replaced my HTC One X late 2013. Love them both!

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