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Some of the Major Features You Will Get With Android 5.0 Lollipop

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If you're an Android user, then you'll probably be familiar with Android 5.0 Lollipop - the latest revision of Google’s Android operating system. This Android revision is about to release, and will bring forth many changes that will make this OS a lot better than it is today. Let's have a look at some exciting features of Android 5.0 Lollipop – that users and Android App Development Companies must be aware of:

Better Control Over Notifications

Wouldn't it be better if you could limit notifications to get through your phone? That will be possible with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new Android OS will allow to adjust settings, giving you the ability to control app's notifications. Additionally, you can hide sensitive data apart from turning off notifications triggered by apps. Besides, you can also limit receiving notifications only from a selected number of people. And so, with Android 5.0 Lollipop you can easily avoid disruptions of any sort.

New Messenger app

A new messenger app will be added to Nexus 6 running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The app is said to be more simplified compared to Google's Hangouts (however, it's not a complete replacement of Hangouts). The new app will enable you to send and receive SMS as well as MMS messages – in a quick and easy manner. If you want to develop your own messenger app, you can choose to Hire Android App Programmers for your project.

Multi-User Support

Multi-user support isn't a new concept, and has been available ever since Android 4.2 was introduced. However, sadly the multi-support feature was only available for tablet users. But with Android 5.0 Lollipop, you will be able to access multi-support capability with your phone. This feature allows multiple to share one single device. For instance, if you forgot to carry your phone along with you, you can still contact any of your friends (or even access your text messages or images) by logging into any other Android phone with Lollipop OS.

Battery Saver

Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with a new battery feature that extends your device battery life to 90 minutes. This feature also helps to manage your device power usage, as it will inform you about the estimated time left to get your phone fully-charged. In addition, it will also display the estimated time left before a user will have to charge the device again.

Material Design

This is one of the major feature of the new Android OS that let users enjoy a consistent experience across mobile devices. Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with a responsive UI design that is flexible, and thereby let you work across all your devices. With new Android 5.0 Lollipop, you can can enjoy listening to songs, viewing photos and recent searches and a lot more from one of your Android devices across all other Android devices.

Better Security

With the new Android OS revision security has been strengthened. The encryption option will be turned-on by default, so as to protect your data from getting leaked. However, if you'll continue to run older Android version, you can turn on the encryption yourself.

Final Words

Most of you might be wondering about when exactly you can get the new Android OS version. Well that will depend on current device that you are having and on your phone's carrier. Nexus users having Nexus powered devices (from Nexus version 4 till 10) will most likely gain access to Android 5.0 by November. On the other hand, some other devices like the HTC One M8 and the Moto G, will also have the update probably at the same time as the Nexus devices.


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