Meanwhile Google announced the new Android smartphone operating system named Android Lollipop just 2 days back in their official blog. Soon after it was Motorola and HTC who joined the queue.
Motorola promised to push the Android Lollipop update to all the smartphones belonging to the Moto series and few more. They also mentioned that the update will consist of Pure Android Experience. HTC too promised to give upgradation to their flagship M8 and M7 within the next 90 days. Next up to join the list is Sony. Sony announced that the entire Xperia Z series will receive the Android 5.0 which is better known as Android Lollipop.
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.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop update will arrive on Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition will be the first device to receive the update sometimes in the next few weeks.