Android 5.0 Lollipop is the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. There’s no doubt that Google has outdone themselves this time with some new exciting features. Of course, the competition offered by iOS requires innovation to stay ahead of the pack, although the holder of the lead between the two OS is still debatable.
Obviously, Google seriously considered the Android users opinions in the remarkably improved features and modernizations. Let’s have a look at some of the best new features of Android 5.0.
Do not disturb feature
Moving on, the Android 5.0 Lollipop has been refined and polished from the initial release of Android L that was intended for preview purposes. First off, there is the “Do not disturb” feature on the notification panel. The notification controls and the do not disturb features allow users to have full control on how specific applications relay information in their devices. In a sense, you can limit how these applications share information including the time and method of presentation. Therefore, you have control on what information appears in your device. This is handy during meetings or night time so you won’t be bothered that much.
When we consider the trusted places features, we are not entirely talking about a new feature. Lollipop 5.0 has improvements on security by providing partial smart locks. In reality, all phones have passwords; however, it’s always a task disabling these passwords when you enter “safe” places such as your home or your car. In such cases, the trusted places feature allows users to bypass secure lock screens in some of these familiar places and later on resumes lock in “unsafe” places.
Multiple users’ accounts
Just like in Microsoft Windows PC’S or in most tablets, you can also create multiple accounts perhaps for your children or any guest users. The Android 5.0 “Lollipop” increase security since any user can access your phone without interfering with your user profile. They are only allowed to access your device through the guest accounts while you have full control of your account in your devices.
The screen pinning feature on Android 5.0 is a new and exciting way of sharing specific apps or screens with someone without necessarily giving them access to your phone. In most cases, when you need to share something with someone you are forced to hit the home screen or back button therefore exposing other information that may not concern the person you are sharing with. However, with screen pinning you can easily share a screen or app without giving full access to your device.
This new version of Android has added new features that allow you to know how long your device needs to be charged for it to be full. In addition, there is a small graph indicating the amount of time left before the battery completely runs out. In the same case, if you plug your devices for charge, the home screen will show you how much time is left before the device is fully charged.
There are other few features on Android 5.0 Lollipop worth mentioning such as the in built flash light. If you are a fan of Flappy Bird then you can still experience a modified version of the game in the Android 5.0, whereby there is an Easter egg for unlocking.
All these and more is available on the Android Lollipop update. If you’ve already experience playing with it, let us know your thoughts below. For more information, check out the official Android Lollipop page here.