Android L is Lollipop - All the Details Here!


Android L is Lollipop - All the Details Here!

The oh so sweet naming conventions of the Android OS updates are set to continue with the latest version - previously known as Android L - finally confirmed to stand for Lollipop.

Of course, the name is far fom the most interesting thing about the update, which was announced at a press conference yesterday alongside the reveal of the Google Nexus 6 phablet and Nexux 9 tablet.

For one thing, Lollipop is also Android 5.0, marking the first entirely new refresh since Gingerbread in 2011. For Google, that means a complete visual overhaul that's designed to bring all their products into line - including the future release of a Nexus streaming media device. The new interface is called Material Design and revolves around making multi-taking a part of every panel and introducing a bolder, more colourful design.

Other new aspects include tools for developers to work across multiple form factors and a battery-saving mode which can give you an extra 90 minutes of charge when you need it most. Google is also clamping down on thieves by making it more difficult to factory reset their phones and multiple user accounts - something we've wanted for quite a while.

Android Lollipop will debut on the new Nexus devices - the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player - when they go on sale in early November 2014. And it will then roll out to previous generations, the Nexus 4,5, 7,10 and Google Play Phones in the coming weeks. Other Android users will have to wait until their phone manufacturer gets their hands on the update.

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