Here are three of the Major upgrades for Android Lollipop users.
1. Always Listening Voice Commands
Seamless integration of Google… Android has made multi-tasking while going around your daily routine EASY, and now Lollipop gives you the chance to take its always-listening voice activation system for a spin – even when your smartphone’s screen is sleeping.
Once you’ve set up the commands, all you’ll need to do is say “OK, Google” and your phone will start listening. You can use it to answer a burning question (“How does it take to get from London To Glasgow?”) or to give it a hands-free command (“Call John Mobile”) – ideal for when you’re using both hands or just can’t be bothered to swipe the screen and trawl through your contacts!
This is a fantastic upgrade and makes the OK Google feature a real daily user now.
2. Battery Life Boost
We all hate it when our screens suddenly dim and you know the connect charger warning is imminent. The great news is Android Lollipop will come to the rescue with Google’s very own battery-saving feature, called Volta.
The built-in battery saver is designed to extend your battery life for up to 90 minutes, giving you the extra resource you need for downloading films, TV programs, music or games.
The unfortunate thing about this feature is that it will require some of the app developers to catch up with the new version of Android for us to be able to truly benefit from it.
And unlike other Android devices which already boast battery preserving features , with Volta you don’t even have to enable anything – it simply switches it on when it knows you need it!
3. Material Design
Google has given its Android user interface (UI) a complete overhaul, making it much more seamless to use and adding a few nice visual touches as part of its revamped ‘Material Design’.
Material Design is a design language developed by Google. Expanding upon the “card” motifs first seen in Google Now, it is a design with increased use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, padding, and depth effects such as lighting and shadows.
What does this mean for Android 5.0.1 users? Simply it means less lag, a more aesthetic and smoother user experience.
Some app developers are already developing new versions of their apps using Google’s Material Design including Facebook.
This is the future of Android!