Android L is Android 5.0 Lollipop!

Lollipop Forest Android

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.

Android devices

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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9 comments

  1. If You Ask Me, Android Os Just Went Turbo, It Seems To Me. Your Thoughts?

    I Am Totally Unimpressed.

    Where’s Native Multuwindow Support?

    What Has Been Done Regarding The Untidy Handling Of The Filesystem, Where Uninstalled Apps Have A Way Of Leaving Files All Over The Place?

    Many Of The Supposed New “Features” Have Been Available Via Third-party Apps, For Long, So, Ki ni Big Deal?

    The Lethargic Pace Of Android Development Is The Reason I Think A Company Like Samsung Needs To Detach Itself From The Apron Strings Of Google’s Android.. So They Can Soar.

    Google Should Feel Challenged By What A Company Like Cyanogenmod Is Doing, And Also Borrow Several Leaves Fron Exposed Framework, WANAM Exposed And Similar, And Ignite Their Turbocharger

    No, Apart From ART, Am Not Excited By Lollipop…

    1. have to agree with you (for once), there’s no big leap or glut of new features in this new iteration. however you should understand that it’s Google, there’s always something up their sleeve, they probably wanna use 5.0 as a platform for some major moves. would be unwise to bundle in all the major changes at once. think we’ll see some big changes after ART banishes Davlik to the dungeon of the past

  2. Multiple user accounts and guest user mode? Jeez! Was just thinking about that earlier today. Like, when is it gonna be available for phones.

  3. even Gionee M3 have guest mode and its not even running on kitkat. the update is useless. I was thinking Android phone would be able to function as remote control. that was my expectations

  4. What’s that about Android being able to function as a remote control again? Some devices running on Android are already functioning as remote control like the flagships from Samsung, LG and HTC etc so if you are so keen on having your Android device acting as a remote control device, then get one of those.

    @Eye.Bee.Kay, I really don’t know what you actually want Google to borrow from CyanoGen but you should know that the Xposed Framework is actually exposing what’s already on Android. Things like the multiuser you dropped its Xposed Framework components links are part of Android but now exposed through Android Lollipop by Google themselves.

    What is it precisely you want from Android Lollipop or feature Android versions? Truth is, Google can do more but that’s not to say they’ve not tried with Android Lollipop. Your problem most times is lack of true stance on how mobile operating system should move forward. Some features are included out of the box and you are complaining that Google have left their core focus of managing the devices but now you want them to toe CyanoGen line and yet, CyanoGen are actually only making use of what’s already available on Android though probably not yet made visible to the users.

  5. Lord Harry, A Feature Like Multiwondowing Has Been Available On Some Samsung Devices And Even Some Lg Devices For A While.

    The Level Of Windowing Functionality Is Not In Doubt… It Is So Useful Apple Has Plans For It On Their Ipad. Eben Windows 10 On Mobile Would Be Having That Feature..

    Why Is Android Dragging Their Feet In Implementing That?

    The Issue Of Android Devices Complaining Of Insufficient Memory Is Something Google Android Should Tackle. You Only Need To Go Online. To Realize How Pervasive This Problem Is.
    You Are Aware Of A Doctor Who Upgraded From A Tecno Phantom A Iii To A Tecno Phantom Z Because He Could Noy Tackle The Memory Issue .

    Better File Organization Strategies Would Palliate This Problem Significantly.

    Linked To This Is The Propensity For “Dirty Uninstalls’ By Amdroid.

    For Me, Improvements In Those Areas That Affect Day To Day Usage For Many Users Should Be Priority. The Extras We Haven In Lollipop Are Mostly Cosmetic Improvements That Are Already Taken Care Of By Third Party Solutions.

    I Wouldn’t Bother Responding To Your Question Regarding What The Exposed Framework And The Cyanogenmod Folks Have To Teach Google Android.

    You Don’t Know About Those, Have Resolved To Remain An Illiterate, So I Wouldn’t Be Teaching Calculus To Kindergarten Student… It Would Be A Waste Of Everybody’s Time..

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