Google has unveiled its latest operating system Lollipop or Android 5.0 which was previewed at Google I/O developer conference in June this year.
Android blog says that Android Lollipop is coming to a screen near you – in your car, in your living room, even on your wrist but doesn’t mention any timelines.
The blog further adds, “Lollipop is designed to be flexible, to work on all your devices and to be customized for you the way you see fit. And just like Android has always been, it’s designed to be shared.”
Google says Lollipop follows Material Design approach which means that it will have a consistent experience across all devices. Company also claims that 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.
In lollipop a new battery saver feature has also been introduced which is supposed to increase the battery life by 90 minutes.
Other major highlights of Android 5.0 or Lollipop are as follows
1. New ways to control when and how you receive messages so one will get interrupted when they want to be.
2. With Lollipop, 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.
3. Estimated time left to fully charge is displayed when your device is plugged in.
4. Estimated time left on your device before you need to charge again can now be found in battery settings.
5. New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
6. Screen pinning: pin your screen so another user can access just that content without messing with your other stuff.
7. With USB Audio support one can plug USB microphones, speakers, and a myriad of other USB audio devices like amplifiers and mixers into your Android device.
8. Even if your screen is off, you can say “OK Google” on devices with digital signal processing support such as Nexus 6 and Nexus.