Android 5.0 Lollipop is the new Android OS which comes with handful of new features. It comes preloaded on the new Nexus devices like the Google Nexus 6, Google Nexus 9 and Google Nexus Player. It is soon going to arrive on other smartphones in the near future.
Here are top 7 features of Android Lollipop:
With the arrival of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google aims to offer a uniform design experience on all of its Android devices such as tablets, smartphones, and wearables and so on. The Material Design user interface features grid-based layouts, very animating UI pieces and marvelous transitions with 3D appearance. Here is a video that shows you how wonderful the Material Design is.
Tap to Go
The Tap to Go feature easily allows you to transfer data like contacts and installed apps over to your new phone, provided both the devices are running on Android Lollipop. By pairing up the two devices using NFC or Bluetooth, you will be able transfer data seamlessly to your swanky new phone.
Notifications On the Lock Screen
On iPhone, one can easily access the notifications on the lockscreen. The same feature is available on the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. On the lockscreen, you can simply pull down the notifications menu to quickly and perform quick tasks like reply to email or SMS, expand notifications and more. If you do not want apps to show sensitive information on the notifications screen, users can set them to show up with minimal information.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with a new battery saver feature. By activating this feature, user can extend the battery of the device by 90 minutes. After Android Lollipop arrives to your handset, you will be able to see the amount of time remaining before you need to charge your device. Also, when you keep your Android device for charging, it will show how much time it will take to fully charge it.
When someone asks you to see your Andriod smartphone, if your device has Android 5.0 Lollipop on it, you can simply use the Guest Mode feature so that can login into their own guest account on the device. They won’t be able to access all your private files that you have stored on your device. The feature allows users to create multiple accounts on the device.
Another security feature that comes with Android L is called Smart Lock. Through this feature, you will be able to unlock your device through another trusted device like an Android smartphone or wearable gadget.
This feature is quite similar to the Moto Display feature that is available on recent Motorola smartphones like the Moto X and the Droid Turbo. When a user receives new alerts on his device, the entire display does not wake up but only a preview of the alert is displayed. The Ambient Display can also activate the display when the user picks up the device. This allows the user to instantly use their device. Another cool feature that comes with Android Lollipop is that when you tap twice on the screen, the action will wake up the device.
Since the Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with improved multitasking, a new feature called Overview allows users to easily switch between apps. Each app is displayed like a card and all the running apps are stacked up. When you want to use another running app, you can scroll through the apps. Also, on Android L even apps can create multiple cards. For instance, if you when you are on a new email compose screen, you can easily switch to your inbox through overview.
Most of you might have experienced the awesome features of Android’s Kitkat version. Now it is time to move on to the next sweet version of Android 5.0 called Lollipop. I really can’t wait to experience these amazing features of Android 5.0 Lollipop on my smartphone. If you find this article useful then do share it with your friends online.