Google that hinted its next Android mobile OS to be an ‘L release’ has finally got the name to be as Android 5.0 Lollipop, perhaps not Laddoo as for our Indians. Google at its event on Wednesday released its new Nexus smartphone and tablet along with its Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and its first Nexus Player with Android TV device.
The new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS would power both the new Nexus 6 Smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet making them to be the first devices to run the OS.
What’s new with Android 5.0 Lollipop?
One can find some ingenious changes done to the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. To line up first, the software gets a complete design change, something called Material Design with which developers get to add glooms. The OS is said to give the appearance of depth visuals on a phone’s screen.
Developers with this Material Design basically get to add more of animated elements to their apps. Elements used can expand and shrink dynamically giving more space between elements and thereby reaching at an overall 3D visual.
Google promising smartphones to get improved processor performance introduced Android Runtime (ART). ART works as a system default promising ahead-of-time (AOT) compilation, improved development, more competent garbage collection and debugging features.
Also Google L’s key part is Better Battery performance. Google’s Project Volta would be made to arrive with APIs and new tools helping apps to run with conserve power and effectiveness.
Google also gets a new tool, Battery Historian through which developers can make out how much power is used by their app over time. A job scheduler API available allows developers to set some tasks to run while the device is idle or charging in order to reduce battery power loss.
Devices to run Android 5.0 Lollipop
With Google’s Nexus 6 Smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet being the first device to run the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, Google also announces to have the new OS made available even in its previous generation Nexus devices in the near weeks. Most specifically Nexus 4, 5 and 7 generation devices (mostly 2012 and 2013 versions) and Nexus 10 along with Google Play Edition devices get this new OS. However the release date for this previous Nexus line up with the new OS is still not confirmed by Google.
Nexus 6’s official OEM partner, Motorola revealed that it would also host several of its smartphones with the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. Listing out the below models Motorola posted in its blog that the time and upgrade details would be dependent on their partners support:
Moto X, Moto X (Gen 2), Moto G, Moto G (Gen 2), Moto G 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini.
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