Google’s Android 5.0 “L” is called Lollipop
So, as expected Google unveiled the next, state of the art version of Android, codenamed “L”, which stands for “Lollipop”.
I guess it would be funny to say “Hey, I’m running Lollipop!”… (yeah you can think of it as you wish…) 😀
For all of us interested in coding apps in the Android ecosystem, the Android 5.0 SDK is going to be available on Friday, October 17th. It includes over 5,000 new APIs for developers and includes the already much talked about Material Design.
There’s also a new battery saver feature that extends the life of the device by up to 90 minutes.
Other interesting stuff like multiple user accounts and guest user mode for keeping your personal stuff private. You can now secure your device with a PIN, password, pattern, or even by pairing your phone to a trusted device like your watch or car with Smart Lock.
Read the whole Google blog entry HERE
We will see how well this new iteration of Android OS works in real life (ab)use and what little surprises we find under the hood.