The most awaited thing of the year is finally launched. Yes, we are talking about Android Lollipop. After a series of rumors and leaks on what this latest android will offer, it’s officially here with all new features and design. Once again Android has named its latest version on a dessert. Android has always tried to name its versions based on sweets like Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Éclair, Frio, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice-cream Sandwich, Jellybean, Kit Kat and now the all new Lollipop or more famously know as Android L.
A brand new material design look
The biggest change in the Android L is looks. The new design is all flat and is entirely based on making all animations, ripples and shadows look real. It means shadow gradients will be there along with 3D tiles that will slide over one another. Apart from this, Android L offers access for developers to use this feature for themselves on their apps. The Roboto font has been updated in a way which will make everything looks same whether you use a watch or TV. New on-screen software button icons are introduced in which the old triangle is replaced by the Back arrow. A new circle icon for Home and a square for accessing the Recent Apps multitasking menu is also introduced.
All new notifications and lock screen
. The notifications system is totally reincarnated, as the old dull grey list is now transformed into a card-based, white tile system which is fully accessible and actionable from the lock screen itself. Another big feature is that notifications will flow at the top of the screen which means if you get a call when you’re playing a game and a call comes, then this feature will pop up at the top and will ask if you want to take this call or not.
Interlocking app feature
Google has tried to make your apps talk to each another. The idea is that the Chrome browsing has an API which can be used by other apps to. For example: If you are trying to book a table and then you click on a link to book a table in the browser. After this you will be taken to something like OpenTable directly, rather than the mobile site itself.
The amazing personal unlocking feature.
Now this feature is very much interesting and futuristic. In Android L, there is a new Personal Unlocking feature which has the capability to learn where you are and what other devices you use. It even uses your voice print as a method to verify the owner of the device.
Once this feature is activated and the phone will try to understand whether is it you or someone else using the phone. It will look into the place where you mostly use your phone and will look out for the things you have attached to it. Once it will confirm that the user is correct, it will bypass the PIN-protected lock screen and will allow you to enter directly into the phone.
Project Volta: A better battery
The biggest problem with every smartphone is the battery and Google has tried to overcome this. According to Google a user will experience up to 90 minutes of extra uptime on the Nexus 5, running on Android L, all because of Volta. This Volta features opens up the battery use for the developers so that they can know what’s exactly is ruining the experience.
Android L has got everything which we were waiting for. When Kit Kat was announced with those amazing features we thought that it’s the end, but with Android L, Google has again amazed its users and gave them a wonderful surprise. All in all, Android L is faster, good looking and more efficient.
I am looking forward to use the new Android L and its features. Its has some great features. As you said there is a whole new look and things look real. So, that’s what I am looking to for now. The user interface is the best thing one can make.
The new system looks extremely cool! I love Android on the whole and I do hope that it will update on other devices too, especially new phonepads – I believe we should have the ability to try out the new system as well
Features of Lollipop seem really good and thanks for the update. Hope Android users would love this efficient software with interlocking & unlocking features.
Hey Atish, I heard that it will allow users to keep phone notification on silent. This is a great feature to increase productivity as we can keep our phone silent while doing work but still receive important updates 🙂
Wow, it will great if battery problem were overcomed as every smartphone user is facing it.
i am really excited to check out the new android lollipop and hopes i will get the update soon on my moto e phone
every android version have latest updates and lets see what is change in look…..
Nice review, you explained all features very well here specially one feature is attracted more here is Volta. I am excited to use it.
Yipeee, I was waiting for this for a long time and finally the latest technology is here, feeling great because the world is advancing so rapidly.
And yes, amazing review Atish, you explained all the features well and I have got everything in ma mind easily.
Keep writing awesomely!
definitely it helps the android users in many ways.
Keep sharing such wonderful reviews!
The main problem with android is battery issues. Finally something good to last my battery!! Thanks for the update on Lollipop..
Finally, a android user take a taste of Lollipop. All features you describe here is look great.
All features are great and you describe them very well. I especially want to know more about its battery backup is it really work or just a number. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for providing all the features in a short post. It is very useful. I waiting to get this update on my Moto G.
yeah this is the most awated update from google sinse 2011. Android lollipop is smoother, lighter and comes with about 5000 new features and updates to the Android SDK. I have the old galaxy note n7000 and i have installed on it unofficial CM12 rom and it looks smoother than the stock one and even more stable.
It seems that Google has listened to us finally!