The next big update to Android is here, and it's called Android Lollipop
Material Design is the driving force behind the new update. It completely changes the interface with more fluid animations and a cleaner design. There’s a brand new multitasking menu and even more ways to use your voice.
Most of this was demonstrated at the Google I/O when Android L was announced and you’ll find all you need to know down below this section.
The biggest addition in the announcement today is arguably the new battery saver mode. All devices running on Android L will be able to activate this mode and save more than 90 minutes of battery life between charges. The feature has been seen on various manufacturers devices but it is now a part of the core Android experience.
Android 5.0 includes multiple user accounts as well as a guest user mode. There is also a bunch of new ways to secure your device using trusted Bluetooth connections.
The biggest announcement is when it’ll be landing. It will debut on three new Nexus devices the Nexus 6, the Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player streaming device.
It’ll then roll out to the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and the Google Play Edition devices in the coming weeks. No mention of the Nexus 4 so far.
Other manufacturers will then follow but we are yet to hear specific dates for the roll out. Expect your recent Android device to receive the update, especially if your manufacturer is pretty good at rolling them out thick and fast (e.g Motorola).
Motorola Reveals Android 5.0 Lollipop PlansHot on the heels of Google's Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Android Lollipop announcements, Motorola has revealed which of its devices will be receiving the new software.
According to a press release, Motorola will update both 1st and 2nd generation Moto X handsets, as well as both 1st and 2nd generation Moto G devices, the Moto G with 4G, and the Moto E.
"Once Android 5.0 Lollipop is officially released, we intend to bring this latest upgrade to many of our other Motorola devices," the company said. "
We’re still working out the details on timing and the upgrade depends on our partners’ support so stay tuned to our software upgrades page for the latest and greatest."