Google had already confirmed that the company would start pushing out the next big iteration of its Android operating system, Android Lollipop, starting November 3. And true to its promise, the company has indeed delivered.
The Android L is quite the refresh over the previously released Android KitKat operating system. The new and updated platform brings a host of features and new additions that will be integral to new-age handsets.
But don't just take our word for it. There are several reasons why you should upgrade your phone from KitKat to Lollipop. Here are the top 5 among them.
Android's notification system was never really subjected to much criticism, and this time Google has added even more to it. The main point here being the notifications will be integrated into the lock screen. That's something similar to lock screen widgets. But that you will notice if you have ever rooted your handset.
Google has made the new Android as safe as possible by utilizing Android Wear and the user's current location. While some may say that improved security will only be possible if you have a smartwatch in the first place, Google makes use of your smartwatch as an authentication tool that could automatically bypass your phone's passcode.
Improved Battery Life
If you haven't heard of Google Project Volta, it's a way to provide developers with improved ways of determining what elements inside the apps are draining battery unnecessarily. And since Volta has the ability to strip down the battery usage for each app, developers can expect to play around with their codes to make apps more efficient. There's also a battery saving mode by default.
The biggest noticeable factor, in terms of the changes brought in for the new operating system, is in its designing. Google has adopted an entirely refreshed look for the new Android L, and dubbed it as "Material." While there's still the kind of flatness that you previously say for KitKat, but this time it arrives with more realism and exciting animation, apart from real-time shadows for more depth.
Google has made sure Android 5.0 Lollipop comes as the easiest-to-use Android operating system ever, and that can be seen with a number of improvements on how quick settings are handled. Moreover, there's even a flashlight option there.
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