A few days ago presented Google Android 5 (Lollipop), and Nexus 6, Nexus and Nexus Player 9. Today we write about top 3 differences between KitKat and Google’s latest operating system, Lollipop.
Android Lollipop vs KitKat
1: Appearance: “Material Design” concept
Everyone says that the biggest change in Android parts with Lollipop and it fits: Google’s latest operating system have a range of improvements! But the improvements you’ll notice, is all about the look. Google stresses its “Material Design” concept. When you use the Lollipop, it will see both flat and 3-d out, which leads to an interesting user experience. It may take some time before it becomes accustomed to the new look, but most will probably be happy with it.
You can check out the video to see how “Material Design” looks like in practice:
2: New opportunities with new messages
Messages is an important part of the mobile experience, and in the Lollipop is Google’s messaging system drastically. Now users will be able to view messages and what happens with active apps and contacts before they lock the unit up, and it is up to us to respond to messages, while the device is locked.
It is very convenient, as is “do not disturb” setting that is similar to the solution already available on iOS devices, and which has been missing in Android KitKat, the predecessor to the Lollipop. Now it is possible to avoid that your phone disturbs you during a specific period of time, or just to let the messages from specially selected sources get through to you. This means that you can customize the settings to your phone only rings when you receive an SMS while you avoid being awakened by spam or Facebook messages.
3: Security and performance
Lollipop has a number of practical security features, like the ability to select geographic areas where you do not need the PIN to unlock the device, or the ability to choose secure Bluetooth devices (your smartwatch) as your mobile or your tablet will connect automatically. In addition, the encryption turned on automatically, and you can have multiple user profiles on one device. So it may be easier to “borrow” your unit for children or friends, while you retain control over your own stuff (support for temporary guest profiles are also included).
Google claims that Android (Lollipop) has several improvements 5.0, also when it comes to energy efficiency, as well as Multitasking, which means that Lollipop helps you do more with less battery.
It is expected that Lollipop will be globally available to various units at the end of October or in early November.