Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming, it’s time to look ahead and see what we ought to expect. There were a lot of discussions as to what name the next version of Android should be given. Eventually, though, Lollipop won. Ever since Google announced this new version of Android last week, expectations have been high as to what’s coming. A lot of people, mostly those using the latest version of Android currently available in the market, are eager to test devices running Android Lollipop. In this article, we simply compare Android KitKat and Android Lollipop, and look at what’s coming with the new version.

The aesthetics will be looking both flat and 3D, but voice commands with ‘Ok Google’ will also be more prominent. As well, these voice commands will be usable even when the screen is off or locked on some devices.

You probably are used to seeing notifications a certain way on KitKat, but that’s changing too. Android Lollipop comes knocking with rich, interactive and descriptive notifiers. These will naturally pop up on top of what you’re doing on your device, albeit without interrupting. This way, you’ll easily be able to read a text message or reject a call without putting an end to whatever game you’re playing. Although you just might have seen a little bit of this functionality on Android KitKat, Lollipop will give it a full-baked feel.

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The new Android has considered improvements millions of Android users have been asking for. In this regard, Lollipop comes with a new ‘do not disturb’ mode, which lacked in KitKat and previous versions of Android. You’ll also have a better way to connect with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Security has always been an important consideration when comparing versions of Android. With Lollipop, you’ll get a little more up your sleeve security-wise, including the ability to set geographical ‘safe zones’ where your smartphone or tablet won’t ask for a pin to unlock.

Finally, Google has been saying that Android 5.0 Lollipop is way more power efficient over its predecessors. This means we can expect devices with more RAM, and that offer a smoother user experience mostly regarding speed. Much awaited; Lollipop will start to roll out to devices this October.

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