At Google I/O, Lollipop is our
largest, most ambitious release on Android with
over 5,000 new APIs for developers. 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.
Lollipop is made for a world where moving
throughout the day means interacting with a
bunch of different screens—from phones and
tablets to TVs. With more devices connecting
together, your expectation is that things just
work. 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.
As you switch from one screen to another, the
experience should feel the same. So Lollipop has
a consistent design across devices—an approach
we call Material Design . Now content responds
to your touch, or even your voice, in more
intuitive ways, and transitions between tasks are
Lollipop also gives you more control over your
device. You can now adjust your settings so that
only certain people and notifications can get
through, for example, when you’re out to dinner
or in the middle of an important meeting. And
when an important notification does come
through, you can see it directly from the
And because we’re using our devices a lot more,
there’s a new battery saver feature that extends
the life of your device by up to 90 minutes—
helpful if you’re far from a power outlet. We’ve
enabled multiple user accounts and guest user
mode for keeping your personal stuff private.
And you can now secure your device with a PIN,
password, pattern, or even by pairing your phone
to a trusted device like your watch or car with
Smart Lock. But this is just a small taste of
Lollipop. Learn more on android.com .
Meet the Nexus family, now running Lollipop
Advances in computing are driven at the
intersection of hardware and software. That's
why we’ve always introduced Nexus devices
alongside our platform releases. Rather than
creating software in the abstract, we work with
hardware partners to build Nexus devices to help
push the boundaries of what's possible. Nexus
devices also serve as a reference for the
ecosystem as they develop on our newest
release. And for Lollipop, we have a few new
Nexus treats to share with you.
First, with Motorola, we developed the Nexus 6 .
This new phone has a contoured aluminum
frame, a 6-inch Quad HD display and a 13
megapixel camera. The large screen is
complemented by dual front-facing stereo
speakers that deliver high-fidelity sound, making
it as great for movies and gaming as it is for
doing work. It also comes with a Turbo Charger,
so you can get up to six hours of use with only
15 minutes of charge.
Next, a new tablet built in partnership with HTC.
Nexus 9, with brushed metal sides and 8.9-inch
screen, is small enough to easily carry around in
one hand, yet big enough to work on. And since
more and more people want to have the same
simple experience they have on their tablets
when they have to do real work, we designed a
keyboard folio that magnetically attaches to the
Nexus 9, folds into two different angles and rests
securely on your lap like a laptop.
Android 5.0 Lollipop, which comes on Nexus 6,
Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, will also be available
on Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition
devices in the coming weeks.
source :- Google