Lollipop android 5.0 update

Lollipop android 5.0

Lollipop android 5.0 version is the Google’s biggest mobile update in years. Google will probably stagger the launch of Android 5.0, ensuring it runs smoothly once out in the wide world. Android’s latest upgrade — known as version 5.0 or Lollipop — is the firmware equivalent of opening a stack of presents on your birthday. The upcoming release, which is now available on the Nexus 9 and heading to dozens of mobile devices in the coming months, brings a fresh design and no shortage of new features. This new aesthetic is featured prominently in Android 5.0 Lollipop, and soon the rest of Google’s ecosystem desktops, autos, TV and wearable will be following suit. Finally, finally catching up to iOS, Android now has terrific little notification cards on the lock screen.

Lollipop android 5.0

Lollipop android 5.0: Features that would impress almost everyone

  • Pull them down to get  access to a full list and a settings menu without unlocking your phone, or double tap them to zoom right into the associated apps and see what’s up. It’s fantastic.
  • Using a print-like design with surfaces that appear tactile is easy  for our brains to understand. Toolbars act like strips of paper along the top of apps, while cards can come together to form seams and move together as one.
  • Google’s big pitch for Material Design—a screen full of cards and other layered, almost physical objects that just feel like they’re moving around is wonderful in motion.
  • Material Design features a palette of bold and dynamic colors that stick out in the app bar, located on the top of the screen the palette are designed to give each app a friendly, welcoming vibe that’s pleasing to the eye; users are much more likely to jump out of an ugly app than a beautiful one, so first impressions are critical.
  • Photographs fade in and out of screens like Polaroid pictures and cards and chips open by expanding out from a central point of origin.
  • You’ll certainly see elements of the new design language scattered about the setup process, but your first impression of the home screen likely won’t be too different from what it is now. You still have the same screen of apps and the same status bar, but the Google search bar uses Material Design and is no longer transparent; the soft navigation keys at the bottom now look more like buttons on a PlayStation controller: a sideways triangle for the back button, a circle for home and a square for the new multitasking menu.
  • Swiping right still takes you to Google Now, which looks almost the same, except the customization options, reminders and settings no longer live on the bottom of the screen.
  • Here, you’ll see a slider to adjust brightness, along with toggles for WiFi, Bluetooth, flashlight, rotation preferences, airplane mode and screen casting; date and time show up in their own section along the top, next to battery percentage and buttons for the full settings menu and user modes.
  • If you’ve ever tried to switch from one Android device to another, you’ve likely noticed that the OS wasn’t particularly adept at restoring apps, settings or personal preferences. Now, there’s a setup feature called Tap and Go that lets your old phone tell your new one which apps to install, what wallpaper and screen layout you’d like (provided you’ve been using the Google Now launcher) and other setup information like WiFi, location prefs and more.


  • Icons and menus have been redesigned to burst with more brightness and colour. Icons appear flat, detailed and sharp. Swiping around the menu and tapping icons triggers a splash animation that looks like you’re gently pushing your hand into a puddle.


  • 5.0 includes a battery saving mode that automatically kicks in when your device drops to 15% battery life, which should give you an extra 90 minutes of usage.The big battery news is that Lollipop’s efficiency means that your device should last longer thanks to Android Runtime (ART), which is what Google uses to convert developer code into a functioning app. Google spent a lot of time investigating what was killing battery and how to improve it, the result was to separate out mundane everyday app activity and tell the device not to wake for them.
  • You can also see how long before your device is fully charged on the lock screen when your device is plugged in gmail features


  • Gmail 5.0 now lets you sync up multiple accounts at once (Yahoo! and Outlook), effectively making Gmail a one-stop-shop email client. So you’ll never have to use multiple email clients to access different accounts ever again. To add extra email accounts, go to the Gmail app and press the drop down menu on the left-hand side. From there select ‘Add account’ and follow the setup instructions.
  • Gmail features One of the major updates is to how well Gmail syncs with your calendar. Gmail will now automatically input calendar appointments into your diary based on emails you’ve received. So you if buy concert tickets or receive an e-boarding pass, Gmail will scan that info and make a calendar appointment.


  • Multiple accounts  allows to add multiple accounts to Lollipop, including guest accounts for temporary use. This new security feature means that you can avoid someone viewing your personal emails or texts.
  • There are three types of accounts that you can set up on Lollipop android 5.0. First the user account, which has full access to settings and apps. Second there’s the guest account, which happen in sessions and anything done in this time isn’t recorded or saved. Finally, there’s the profile account, which lets the main user restrict how the device is used – disabling certain apps for example. You can also restrict phone calls and texts from other users if you want to keep that information private.
  • You can quickly add new accounts by touching the profile icon in the top right-hand corner of the lock-screen, or by going into the main settings menu. If you want to add restrictions and manage each account, go to the main settings menu and select ‘Users’.


  • Smart lock Google demoed its new Smart Lock feature at Google I/O in June and it’s now available in Lollipop android 5.0. Essentially, Smart Lock allows Bluetooth enabled devices to unlock anything when it gets within signal.
  • Lollipop’s new Smart Lock screen options means that whenever my phone is paired with my smartwatch or one of my Bluetooth speakers, the lock screen just isn’t there.


  • Lock screen Notifications are also actionable without having to properly wake the device or go into a specific app. If you’re concerned about private notifications flashing up on your lock screen, you can turn this off by going into Settings>Sound & Notifications. You can then select whether you want to turn it off, show all or hide sensitive notification content.
  • One of the best new notification features is the ‘Interruptions’ option, which lets you set when you do and don’t want to be bothered. This has been a long standing feature for other systems and devices, it’s a long time coming and welcome feature on stock Android. To manage notifications, go to Settings> Sounds & Notifications> Interruptions.
  • Calender on the other hand, is all new and flat-out terrific. It auto-generates events from your email (theoretically; I have yet to see this happen) but even better it lets you enter events in the form of a sentence, and then pulls in data for you. Not automatically, but it makes it easy. This has gotten me scheduling out my personal plans for the first time in years.