Announced on October 15 2014, Android L / Android 5.0 is officially called Android Lollipop.

It brings a new design – called Material Design – and Android Runtime (ART) replaces Dalvik, for improved app performance and battery usage.

Other features include:

  • updated notification system
  • new lockscreen
  • new multi-tasking
  • 5000 new APIs for use by developers
  • new navigation icons are a triangle, circle and square
  • security features such as personal unlocking
  • will support 64-bit processors and support the ART software library

Will be available first to Google’s new Nexus devices – Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 – then other devices to follow.

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