The much-awaited Android 5.0, or Lollipop, has been officially announced by Google. The droid fanatics have been waiting for the launch for months since the Android L development prototype was shared with developers, and Google had made sure that Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet will be the first devices to get the new update.
Google uncovered the first teaser of Lollipop, then called simply Android L, at its annual I/O conference. Much has been discussed and anticipated about the new version, and now we can see where the hard work of Google Android engineers went. It has been reported that the Version 5.0 Lollipop will soon be rolled out for the current Nexus 5 and 7 devices, but until that happens, let’s see what the new Android is all about.
Google Nexus 6
The new Google Nexus 6 smartphone is built by Motorola, and comes trimmed with a picturesque Quad HD visual display, 13MP front camera with optical image stabilization and HDR feature and dual front facing stereo speakers for the audiophiles. Bundled with the new Android 5 Lollipop, Nexus 6 is expected to take head on the recently launched Apple iOS 8 powered iPhone 6 devices.
Other interesting trimmings include a 3,220mAh battery, 32GB or 64GB inbuilt storage and a Turbo Charger that gives six hours of battery juice with only 15 minute charge. The Nexus 6 device could be purchased via Google Play Store soon, and will also be available on Motorola’s own website. As per a report by PCMag, the Nexus 6 shall be introduced in 28 countries including Europe, APAC and North America.
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android version Lollipop will allow users to play action-packed Android games on their HDTV with a special gamepad. This is something extraordinary and totally unique when it comes to the current crop of Android devices available in the market.
Lollipop has been designed with Material Design concept in mind, which offers same user interface across different devices. The design allows users to switch devices and pick up from where they left off, which is the best feature to come up in an Android device in recent years.
Android Lollipop lets you keep and maintain different user accounts in the Android device. This is a really handy feature when you share a device with your team and each member likes to have their own set of app data and settings. Cyanogenmod ROMs have been providing this feature before the new version 5.0.