After teasing Android ‘L’ for months, Google officially announced version 5.0 - Lollipop.
The developer preview will be available this Friday, October 17th. Here’s an overview of some of the new features:
- ART (Android runtime) will be officially replacing Dalvik. Most apps should continue to function as normal, but to be sure, check here
- Support for 64-bit systems and other preview NDK APIs
- Material design support
- Notifications have been vastly improved, adding extensive lockscreen capabilities as well as a more intelligent way of displaying these notifications
- Better enterprise provisioning
- More energy usage controls, giving users the ability to prioritize resources
For a full overview of the API, click here.
The Nexus 6 will ship in November, meaning we should see Android L launch at the same time.
Following the release of the developer preview, we’ll have a full write-up on all of the new features. Keep checking back here throughout the next couple weeks for all of the latest news on Android 5.0 Lollipop.