Our top 6 functions and features of Android Lollipop 5.0
Google has just made official its latest OS version – the Android Lollipop 5.0. They’ve released a slew of improvements and at the same time introduced new functionalities. We picked our top 6 features and listed them down below. Let’s get to it.
6. Material Design
Kind of getting bored of the current look of Android? Material Design is Google’s new user interface which has been tweaked for a more enjoyable visual experience and more efficiency in navigation. The company promises vivid new colors, edge-to-edge imagery, and responsive UI design to aid users focus on their tasks. In addition, the Material Design’s look is kept across different platforms for when you want to continue your work from one device to another.
With Android Lollipop, Google says that you can only get interrupted when you want to be as there are now more ways to personalize the notifications that you get. For example, they now have Priority mode that lets you put in specific contacts and make it a list of the only people you want to hear from. Users can also limit which apps can send notifications to hide sensitive content or other similar situation. Not only that, it also has a smarter method of ranking notifications based on who they’re from and what kind of notification was made (text, call, etc).
4. Device sharing
Left your Lollipop-powered device at home? Don’t worry cause you can still access your messages, call your contacts, and view digital files like photos by logging in on a different device running Android 5.0 as well. And just like how it’s done in the computer, you can have a guest profile so you could lend your friend your device, but not allow him to have access to your personal data.
3. Faster processing speed
As mentioned before, the arrival of the latest OS version brings with it better computing experience. The company’s new Android runtime, ART, boosts the application performance and responsiveness by up to 4x. Navigation was also said to be smoother in general even for tasks that require visually-rich elements. Multitasking is also encouraged as the team is confident it could handle that.
2. Longer battery life
No matter how good or advanced a smartphone is, it’s basically useless when it doesn’t have power to function. The new Android Lollipop has a new embedded feature that assures its users of up to 90 minutes of added battery power. During charging, it shows the estimated time left before the battery gets full, while it also displays the time left before your device gets completely juiced out! This way, users get to monitor their battery consumption.
We’ve recently heard about all the nude celebrity hacking so we can never be too sure with our personal data – this is why security is our top 1 in this list. As per Google, new devices running Android 5.0 automatically come with an encryption that shields the files when theft or anything similar happens. It is ready and armed against malwares while users may opt to go with Android Smart Lock for added protection.
To know all about the new features of Android Lollipop 5.0, head over to Android’s webpage.