5 Things You Need to Know About Android 5.0 Lollipop

5 Things You Need to Know About Android 5.0 Lollipop

Lollipop Android was first introduced at the Google I / O last June and Google gave a preview of the latest operating system to developers so that they can start to develop applications compatible with the operating system. And today, Google announced that Android 5.0 is the official version has Lollipop name and has begun to be used in the Nexus - and a variety of other devices soon followed - starting next month.

Lollipop name selection has actually been predictable in advance, even though rumors had circulated that the naming of Android 5.0 will be a Lemon Meringue Pie. Google has been known to give the name that they have developed a series of Android based names cakes and sweet snacks. The only naming Android shocked is Android 4.4 KitKat where previously widely reported the name of Key Lime Pie.

Many new features included in Android 5.0 Lollipop. Quoting from the blog, "Lollipop is the most major Android update and ambitious with more than 5,000 new APIs for developers." This time, Tech in Asia will summarize some of the key new features of Android 5.0 Lollipop owned by this.

1. Notification smarter
When using Android, we are often distracted by the notification that appears when you open an application - especially notification phone call very attention. You may also feel the same way. And it is recognized also by Google.

Through Lollipop Android 5.0, Google gives a new notification system called Alert "heads up". With it, you will not be disturbed anymore because you can do many things such as take a call or reply to a message directly from the notification banner. You can also set up notifications which are important to display. So for example, you can choose to hide the notification of contact A, and gives you a notification to contact B. It can also be applied to applications installed on your Android device.

2. The overall design of the new
Android 5.0 Lollipop introduces a new design language which they refer to as Material Design. Google uses this design language for all the applications they have. Material Design obvious example display already you can see the latest version of the Google Play app store, Google Chrome, Google Play Newsstand, and Google Drive are already on your Android device.

This design emphasizes clean typography, clear, and has a bright color with a very fluid animation. The theme of flat overall, this design language still emphasizes the context of the "real" in the animation used. Elements that there has shadows giving the impression of "alive" when operated.

3. Performance is more hurried thanks to the new runtime system
During this Android uses a system called Dalvik runtime. The system is already quite old-fashioned because there since it was first introduced Android. Now, Android 5.0 Lollipop using Android Runtime (ART) by default as their runtime system. Previously, Android KitKat contained in some Android smartphone also gives the option whether you want to use ART. However, at that time ART is still not stable enough to be directly used by default.

Benefits of this new runtime system is more hurried performance. Google claims that the new system can run four times faster than their old system. However, the shortcomings of this new system is not 100 percent application in the Google Play Store has supported antiretroviral treatment. So, when you run older applications that are not updated, the application will likely crash.

4. Android Kill Switch
Security issue has become very important for the users of smartphones. A feature called Factory Reset Protection can now be enabled on Android 5.0 Lollipop. With it, when you want to do a factory reset on an Android smartphone, you'll need a password has previously been set.

It remains unclear whether this method will ensure the security of your data while owned Android devices are lost or stolen. However, at least Google already provides a way and considers that the issue is important enough.

5. The era of 64-bit computing
Apple first introduced the 64-bit architecture on a mobile device through a smartphone iPhone 5s them. And now, Google did something similar with Android 5.0 Lollipop. With the help of ART runtime system, now all the applications you can run in 64-bit architecture.

This opens up the possibility of more extensive. In fact, it is not possible mobile operating system in the future may replace your desktop operating system. It is also a good news for Android device manufacturers. Because of him, they can create an Android device that uses a desktop-class processor PC processor.

The above list only highlight the biggest change in the latest Android operating system from Google. In addition to the points mentioned above, Android 5.0 Lollipop still has additional features of the various aspects of the operating system such as the ability of battery life, security, connectivity, media, Google services, accessibility, and so forth.

For those of you who want to use the Android 5.0 Lollipop, may have to wait a while until the operating system is available on your device. 6 and 9 Nexus Nexus is the first device that will get this operating system with other Nexus series soon followed.

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