Google is now finalizing installation of Android 5.0 to the Nexus family. This latest version of Android Lollipop appears in new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Android 5.0 is an upgrade from the Android Kitkat. The latest version has several features that aren’t found in the Kitkat.
Things you can only do With Android 5.0 but not with the Kitkat:
- Use the flashlight
Android have had many popular Flashlights applications. Google decided to roll one flashlight into the Android 5.0 Lollipop to prevent trouble when downloading a third party flashlight. To reveal the flashlight and other options like the Airplane Mode, pull down the notification bar. After pulling the notification bar, tap the top bar and the flashlight bar will be appear.
- Tap and Go
When setting up a new device with the Android 5.0 Lollipop version, you’ll be presented with an option ‘tap and go’. Wallpapers and widgets are swapped easily and very well. This option makes it possible to move all the Google Account details, data, apps, and configuration settings over to a new device by placing a tablet or an old phone against it. This is made possible by the NFC and Bluetooth powered data.
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- Can deal with notifications from a lock-screen
Android 5.0 Lollipop enables your notifications to appear on the lock-screen for viewing in your device. You can also interact with them in a lock screen. Depending on the application question from the notification bar, you can swipe to dismiss or tap to reply. Double tapping directs you to the relevant application. In case you desire to hide sensitive alerts go to the ‘Settings’ > ‘Sound & notification’ > When the device is locked.
- You can prioritize your apps
Lollipop enables you to set a list of vital apps that are allowed to operate when the others are dead. To set such applications, go to ‘Settings > ‘Sound & notification > ‘App notifications’ then you can choose to prioritize an app or block it. To activate the priority mode, tap the volume slider, a star appears at the notification bar.
- Pin apps
If you want to pass over your handset to a friend or a kid, you can pin applications in a single app. To do this go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Security’ > ‘Screen pinning, then activate the multitasking screen through the Square Overview button. A pin icon will appear on the lower right hand corner of the bottom application. To exit the pinned mode, hold down the Back and Overview buttons. You can also set a pattern or a code to unlock a pin.
- Predict battery life
The Android Lollipop enables one to see the time left before the battery dies. To do this, tap the battery icon at the notification bar. You will be able to view the time left for the battery to die.
- You can jump to the application settings
Android 5.0 update has given the lock screen major overhaul. One of the major overhauls is the ability to jump directly to the app’s settings right from the lock-screen. A long press on any notification enables one to see the cog icon and an info icon which are the app’s notification settings shortcut.
- One can search networks and settings
Google’s search bar in the Lollipop update is made in the settings bar. To use it, tap the magnifying glass icon. This is a quick way of finding an application if you don’t know where it is located. The same feature can be used to detect saved WIFI networks too.
- Improve text legibility
The Android 5.0 Lollipop has a new feature called High contrast text. The new feature gives the difficult to read or a white text outline when it is being viewed on a rather light background. For example, it can be applied at the OK Google text at the home-screen.
- It enables one to get back apps after a reboot
When you reboot a handset with Android 5.0, all the recently opened applications will appear at the Overview screen. To get rid of a card from the list, you can swipe it to the right or to the left. You can also get a previous conversation if you need to.
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May 20 2016