Android 5.0 Lollipop

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For those of you who had been eagerly awaiting Android’s latest OS release, the Android Official Blog has put out a post saying that Android 5.0 Lollipop has started rolling out today. Google has confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop would be coming to all the Nexus devices – Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and tablets Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013 editi0ns) and Nexus 10. The Nexus 9 which has launched internationally comes baked in with Lollipop and so will the Google Nexus 6 when it comes out.

Speaking on the importance of Material Design, the blog goes on to say, “A number of apps that you know and love have been working hard to build material design into their framework. It is important that every app be able to take on its own unique personality and experience while fitting in the larger system.”

We have just seen the rollout of the new Gmail 5.0 app along with the Calender app, both of which come with Material Design. We are sure more Google apps will get the Material Design treatment soon.

Motorola has confirmed the update to a majority of its phones available in the market, including the Moto X (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.), Moto G (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.), Moto G with 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini. The latest update is that the Moto E, Moto G and Moto X devices would be getting the Lollipop updates within a month’s time.

Apart from that Sony’s Z-series smartphones and tablets will be receiving the update as well. “We’ll be making Sony Mobile’s Android L upgrade available for the entire premium Z series: including Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.” Sony announced on its website.

Similarly, HTC confirmed that it will be rolling out the Android L update within 90 days of receiving the final software from Google. However, it has only announced the update for its HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 devices as of now. Other select HTC devices will receive the update later on.

For those of you who already own Nexus devices and can’t wait for the Lollipop update notification can manually check for one. Just head to Settings>About Phone>System Update>Check Now.

Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with some interesting features. Here are 10 features you should know about.


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