Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is here, a lot of people are eager to get updates for their respective devices. Android Lollipop has been faced with a major battery problem, as highlighted earlier last week on Samsung Update. In this post, we look at the five best things about Android 5.0 Lollipop, and why you’re right looking forward to this new version.

Material Design – Google’s decision to give ‘rules’ to its Android user interface was a smart and bold move. Indeed, it’s been reviewed by expert critics as one of the best things about the upcoming Lollipop. A lot of people agree that this is huge move, perhaps even the biggest thing in user design since Apple released their original iPhone way back in January 2007. With the new user interface, you’ll have a better experience with every button press, UI layer and animation.

New notifications – since day one, notifications have been Google’s strong point. But lately, competitors have been fast catching up. Apple and Microsoft have both made huge strides as far as notifications are concerned. With Android 5.0 Lollipop though, notifications will be impressively dynamic, offering more convenience and quicker access to various sections of the Android OS.

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Increased Battery Life – Project Volta – Android has over the last few years cultivated a bad reputation with regards to battery life. Indeed, Android smartphones have had to fit larger batteries than their rivals to get through a day. But all this is bound to change, thanks to ‘Project Volta’. Volta plays innovation while at the same time helping Google catch up where it was left behind.

App Switcher – simply put, Android 5.0 Lollipop makes multitasking much better. Rather than plainly switching between apps, the new version of Android will allow you to switch between operations within the same app. Awesome? Isn’t it?

Multiple Users and Guest Mode – Android tablets have for a long time enjoyed the ability to leverage multiple user profiles. Lollipop brings this capability to smartphones, together with an additional Guest Mode. The Guest Mode will be instrumental in that it’ll allow you to have a blank phone for a user without any access to your data or apps!

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