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By stuffynet, Senior Member on 12th June 2014, 07:36 PM
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Android 5.x Lollipop is here

About Android 5.x Lollipop

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[LEFT]Material Design

A bold, colorful, and responsive UI design for consistent, intuitive experiences across all your devices

Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device
Vivid new colors, typography, and edge-to-edge imagery help to focus your attention

New ways to control when and how you receive messages - only get interrupted when you want to be

View and respond to messages directly from your lock screen. Includes the ability to hide sensitive content for these notifications
For fewer disruptions, turn on Priority mode via your device’s volume button so only certain people and notifications get through. Or schedule recurring downtime like 10pm to 8am when only Priority notifications can get through
With Lollipop, incoming phone calls won’t interrupt what you’re watching or playing. You can choose to answer the call or just keep doing what you’re doing
Control the notifications triggered by your apps; hide sensitive content and prioritize or turn off the app’s notifications entirely
More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication. See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen

Power for the long haul

A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins
Estimated time left to fully charge is displayed when your device is plugged in
Estimated time left on your device before you need to charge again can now be found in battery settings

Keep your stuff safe and sound

New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices
SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware
Use Android Smart Lock to secure your phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like your wearable or even your car
Device Sharing

More flexible sharing with family and friends

Multiple users for phones. If you forget your phone, you still can call any of your friends (or access any of your messages, photos etc.) by simply logging into another Android phone running Lollipop. Also perfect for families who want to share a phone, but not their stuff
Guest user for phones and tablets means you can lend your device and not your stuff
Screen pinning: pin your screen so another user can access just that content without messing with your other stuff
New Quick Settings

Get to the most frequently used settings with just two swipes down from the top of the screen

New handy controls like flashlight, hotspot, screen rotation and cast screen controls
Easier on/off toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and location
Manually adjust your brightness for certain conditions. Then, adaptive brightness will kick in based on ambient lighting

A better internet connection everywhere and more powerful Bluetooth low energy capabilities

Improved network handoffs resulting in limited interruption in connectivity. For example, continue your video chat or VoIP calls without interruption as you leave the house and switch from your home Wi-Fi back to cellular
Improved network selection logic so that your device connects only if there is a verified internet connection on Wi-Fi
Power-efficient scanning for nearby Bluetooth low energy (“BLE”) devices like wearables or beacons
New BLE peripheral mode
Runtime and Performance

A faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience

ART, an entirely new Android runtime, improves application performance and responsiveness
Up to 4x performance improvements
Smoother UI for complex, visually rich applications
Compacting backgrounded apps and services so you can do more at once
Support for 64 bit devices, like the Nexus 9, brings desktop class CPUs to Android
Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores
Shipping 64-bit native apps like Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, Google Play Music, and more
Pure Java language apps run as 64-bit apps automatically

Bolder graphics and improved audio, video, and camera capabilities

Lower latency audio input ensuring that music and communication applications that have strict delay requirements provide an amazing realtime experience
Multi-channel audio stream mixing means professional audio applications can now mix up to eight channels including 5.1 and 7.1 channels
USB Audio support means you can plug USB microphones, speakers, and a myriad of other USB audio devices like amplifiers and mixers into your Android device
OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance
A range of new professional photography features for Android Lollipop that let you
Capture full resolution frames around 30 fps
Support raw formats like YUV and Bayer RAW
Control capture settings for the sensor, lens, and flash per individual frame
Capture metadata like noise models and optical information
State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming
OK Google

Easy access to information and performing tasks

Even if your screen is off, you can say "OK Google" on devices with digital signal processing support such as Nexus 6 and Nexus 9
Talk to Google on the go to get quick answers, send a text, get directions and more
Android TV

Support for living room devices

User interface adapted for the living room
Less browsing, more watching with personalized recommendations for content like movies and TV shows
Voice search for Google Play, YouTube and supported apps so you can just say what you want to see
Console-style Android gaming on your TV with a gamepad
Cast your favorite entertainment apps to your big screen with Google Cast support for Android TV devices

Enhanced low vision and color blind capabilities

Boost text contrast or invert colors to improve legibility
Adjust display to improve color differentiation
Now in 68+ languages

15 new additions

Basque, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (Hong Kong), Galician, Icelandic, Kannada, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu
Device set up

Get up and running in no-time

Tap & go: instant set up of your new Android phone or tablet by simply tapping it to your old one (requires NFC)
Whenever you get a new Android phone or tablet, you can bring over your apps from Google Play automatically from any of your old Android devices
And a whole lot more

Tap & pay: easily manage multiple payment apps by quickly switching between them
Print preview and page range support
Revamped display for battery, Bluetooth, data usage, and Wi-Fi settings and new search functionality
New device level feedback for Nexus devices in Settings > about phone > send feedback
Easier sharing with
Improved ranking of your options within the share menu
Android Beam: lets you share a file with someone nearby by gently tapping the two devices together
Where supported by the hardware, your device will wake up as soon as you pick it up or tap the screen twice
Improved hardware keyboard accessory support including support for multilingual, emoji input, search key, and improved app and system key chords[/LEFT]
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12th June 2014, 07:44 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by stuffynet

So here is the deal.

Over the past releases of android Google maid a habit of teasing next android versions using the phone clock (see attachment). So I guess that this year at Google I/O we will really see a new version and that is 5.0. Hope it is something breath taking as it was with the Ice Cream S.
I am really confident that our beloved Nexus will get it.


i think the IO would focus on ANdroid Wear, there would be a low chance of seeing any android update announcement on the coming event,
looking here

you notice that the event would go highlight the G watch and Moto 360, though i wish there would be somewhat a teaser or something
24th June 2014, 08:00 PM |#3  
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Looks like the new Android version is called "L".
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24th June 2014, 08:57 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by stuffynet

Looks like the new Android version is called "L".

and maybe won´t be released on Nexus 4, the 18 months thing that happend with galaxy nexus
24th June 2014, 09:47 PM |#5  
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The new version is being tested on a nexus 4, so why shouldn't they release it for our device?
24th June 2014, 09:52 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by The Zel

The new version is being tested on a nexus 4, so why shouldn't they release it for our device?

how do you know that ?
and i´m only saying what i read in a rumor from androidpolice ( try search for the post but can´t find it sorry )
24th June 2014, 09:58 PM |#7  
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The resolution of the screenshots is 1280x768, and the only device with that resolution is our nexus
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24th June 2014, 10:56 PM |#8  
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OR a completely new one :P

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24th June 2014, 11:19 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by The Zel

The new version is being tested on a nexus 4, so why shouldn't they release it for our device?

Goog generally builds most builds for every device, even ones that they have no intention at all of releasing for.

If you look at Source code tags and builds - XDA wiki at all the JRO03x builds, and then look at the individial pages and the beta rom list, you'll see that even though most build of it were for a specific device, they generally build them for every one they actively support and never release them except for the intended device.

If they decide to both:
  1. Move down to 1 major update a year, and do it in the fall
  2. Not change their ~18 months of major updates (with wiggle room for minor patches)
Then N4 won't see "L", at least not officially. If they do decice to do a major release (KK 4.5 even, doesnt have to be L), it will be the last expected major update for the N4.

We dont know what google is thinking though, nor can even they themselves know.
They dont actually make any formal statement on exactly how long they support a device

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Devices may not receive the latest version of Android if they fall outside of the update window, traditionally around 18 months after a device release.

They could drop support for the N4 tomorrow if they wanted, or extend it so it gets "L" also, or even pick one and change their minds afterwards.

The fact that the GN didnt get KK has everything to do with the update window and nothing to do with the fact that TI stopped the production of OMAP SoCs.
Similar to how they both stated that "any official GB device should be compatable with ICS" and that they themselves didnt update the N1, it was beyond it's ~18mo support for major updates.

The 2012 N7 is already winding down support, when goog decided to start releasing binaries for master branch AOSP, they didnt bother including 2012 N7 binaries for it, as it would be ending support very soon (which likely will be 4.4.5 if they patch the towelroot exploit without holding the fix for 4.5/whatever, and 4.4.4 if they do not patch it for whatever reason)'


I myself do hope that they keep releasing "look ahead"/beta binaries and stuff for the n4, even if they decide to drop support for it by then.
If they do decide to not extend the N4's update status, having beta binaries is still better then not getting anything, custom roms like CM/what have you will have an easier time then if they had nothing like previous devices.
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24th June 2014, 11:42 PM |#10  
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Its really sad, because the nexus 4 have the hardware to handle it. But custom roms will always be there.

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25th June 2014, 12:30 AM |#11  
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Yes, but I don't lose hope.... I think Google, this time if it will set an example to reduce fragmentation.... I believe.
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