Android Lollipop the next generation Android operating system was announced by Google in their official blog few days back. Along with the announcement they revamped the Nexus 6 smartphone phablet and the Nexus 9 tablet. Google also said in the blog post that the updates to the previous Nexus devices will roll out in coming weeks.
Google has announced that they will push the Android Lollipop update to the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablet starting November 3rd. The cellular carrier based devices like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 will be getting the update a little late. In the meantime, Motorola is working on Android Lollipop which they will push in all the Moto series devices.
Other vendors like HTC and Sony has also promised to upgrade their Flagship devices with Android Lollipop in the coming months. HTC will firstly give update to M8 and M7 and other devices will follow up soon while Sony will be pushing update to all the devices under Xperia Z series.
What’s new in Android Lollipop?
Android Lollipop is dedicated to a new cross-platform design language referred to as “material design“. Expanding upon the “card” motifs first seen in Google Now, it is a cleaner design with increased use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, padding, and depth effects such as lighting and shadows. Designer ‘Matías Duarte’ explained, “unlike real paper, our digital material can expand and reform intelligently. Material has physical surfaces and edges”. The material design language will not only be used on Android, but across Google’s suite of web software as well, providing a consistent experience across all platforms.