Today, Google has officially launched Android 5.0 Lollipop. Yes; that is the same version formerly called Android L. The introduction reads:
Lollipop is made for a world where moving throughout the day means interacting with a bunch of different screens—from phones and tablets to TVs. With more devices connecting together, your expectation is that things just work. With Lollipop, it’s easier than ever to pick up where you left off, so the songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one of your Android devices can be immediately enjoyed across all the other ones.
So, what does Android 5.0 Lollipop bring to the party?
- Content responds to your touch in an intuitive way
- seamless usage across devices: songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one of your Android devices can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices
- notifications visible on lockscreen
- more control over who and what can reach you e.g. adjust your settings so that only certain people and notifications can get through
- incoming phone calls won’t interrupt what you’re watching or playing. You can choose to answer the call or just keep doing what you’re doing
- battery saver feature
- multiple user accounts and guest user mode for keeping your personal stuff private: finally, you can lend your device out, but not your stuff
- greater security: secure your device by pairing your phone to a trusted device like your watch or car with Smart Lock
- Bolder graphics and improved audio, video, and camera capabilities
- USB Audio support: you can plug USB microphones, speakers, and a myriad of other USB audio devices like amplifiers and mixers into your Android device
- and other improvements
You can read up some more about Android 5.0 Lollipop.
If you ask me, Android OS just went turbo, it seems to me. Your thoughts?
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