Android Operating System

Android is the most famous and used mobile operating systems. It is used in various phones and in many other devices like tablets and so on. It offers excellent features for using your gadgets to their maximum potential. It makes operating devices efficient and easy. Android is a complete package as it contains many layers for performing various tasks, like file management, application framework, power management and so on. Android is also known for releasing new and advanced versions of software regularly. There have been many versions of the Android operating system like Jelly Bean, Kitkat, Ice-cream Sandwich and so on. Each of these have been very successful.

Android Lollipop: Latest Version Of Android

Android Lollipop is the name given to the latest version of the Android OS. It is the name given to  Android 5.0. Earlier titled as Android L, this operating system was unveiled on 25th June, 2014. It will be made available for devices from November 2014. This announcement has created tremendous buzz in the market as well as among mobile phone users. Like with every Android release, people are expecting many amazing features and improvements with Android Lollipop. There are major changes and developments in this version of Android.

Specifications Regarding Android Lollipop

Android Lollipop has some major design changes. The interface is made to be more useful and lucid to understand. There are improvements to the notification. Users can access notification changes from locked screen. This gives them easy access to the various changes in the system without actually opening the screen lock. Android Runtime (ART) will replace the traditional Dalvik virtual machine which was part of all Android version until now. This will bring better user experience regarding loading of applications. It will also help in better battery usage.


Apart from the changes mentioned above, this Android version has many features. The notifications have a ‘do-not-disturb’ feature. The application’s menus can now use the three dimensional stack of cards. These will display the open applications on the phone. This will help users manage their devices and its resources better. This will also add to the look and feel of the phone display. Android Lollipop is also a boon for developers. Developers will now get over 5,000 new APIs for software development. With these tools, they can develop excellent software which can help the users in various activities. The new Android Runtime complies applications upon installation. This technique is different from the virtual machine used in earlier versions. This method provides better system performance. It helps in giving more satisfying Android experience.

Release Date

As stated before, this new Android version was unveiled in the month of June, 2014. On October, 2014, it was announced that Android L is one renamed as Android Lollipop. Devices like Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are gearing up for release in November 2014. These devices will have Android Lollipop. By the end of the year, there will be many more devices with this Android version. This Android version is expected to be a great success.