After a lot of buzz and excitement, Android finally released Lollipop 5.0. Rather than having a launch event, Google decided to release the details this year through its official blog. Android Lollipop 5.0 comes with a set of various new features and here we will talk of the key ones among them.
6 New Features Offered by Android Lollipop 5.0December 2, 2014 216 0 0
1. The guest mode
Android now offers you the option of using a guest mode. This mode will offer you a clean and safe workspace for use. This is an excellent option for those who want to have an extra account such that guests can access your mobile without giving away too much of important and confidential data.
2. Face unlock
The face unlock feature has been modified in this new operating system. This feature will work very smoothly and as soon as you power on the phone, this feature will turn on steadily. Even when you are surfing your phone and you check the notification screen, you will find that your phone will unlock. This makes entire face unlock feature very smooth and easy to use.
3. Tap and Go
This is a new feature which has been introduced in this latest version of android operating system. It allows you to connect your new phone to your old android phone with the help of NFC. Once both the phones are connected, it will be easier for you to access all the details and you can choose to install whatever you wish; on your new phone.
4. Notifications in a new style
In this new update, the notification screen has taken an altogether new makeover. Now, you can access all notifications even when your mobile is locked. You can also expand notifications, tap reply and answer emails and do a lot more. Those who are a little skeptical of having important apps on your lock screen; you have the provision to revoke sensitive apps from being displayed on the lock screen. This gives you the right amount of customization options so that you can access the notifications right away.
5. Priority mode
Another innovative feature that has seen an addition has to be the priority mode. This feature allows you to choose the apps which you can continue to keep on for specified time duration. Once that duration lapses, the apps will be turned off by themselves and you do not need to do it manually. This is an extremely useful feature for those who need to have some apps turned for specified time duration.
6. New overview
The android Lollipop also comes with an all new overview which has really added the much needed zing to the interface. This is a multitasking view wherein all the apps which are currently open will be stacked like a card. This makes it easy to switch between multiple apps. One of the best things about this feature is that a single app can create multiple cards as well. For instance, if you have your email logged in, you can have one card for viewing your inbox and another for say composing email as well. This is one of the best features for those who are looking to multitask.
Android Lollipop seems to be packed with too many new features. It looks like Google did put in a lot of efforts for the sake of coming up with an excellent operating system. There is a lot of buzz among people to use this new operating system as people can’t wait to get their hands on it.
The Devices That Will Receive The Update
It is no surprise that Nexus phones and tablets are surely going to receive the update. A lot of models from Motorola too are going to receive the new updated android version. The Nexus 6 is sure to be launched with the new android operating system.
Not only this, there is good news for Moto X, Moto G and even LG G3 users as these phones have been confirmed to receive this new update very shortly as well. Moto E is another model which will be upgraded to this new operating system soon.
The much hyped HTC One will have to wait for another 90 days before the update will be received. The new Nexus table will also be launched with the new operating system itself. The older versions of Nexus will receive the upgrade; however, right now, no date has been specifically announced.
No doubt, Android seems to have clinched the field of smartphones with the new 5.0 operating system design.