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Android 5.0 Lollipop Arrives – Which Device Will Get the Upgrade?

Android 5.0 lollipop is here and can arrive any day for your smartphone or tablet and you need to keep your device ready for the new update. Android 5 is the new and improved version which is named Lollipop, as we all expected it to be. Earlier it was released in beta version which was named Android L while now we are aware of what L means. According to Google, it’s a sweet new take on Android and users are going to love it for sure.

Though at this moment we know for sure that Android 5 Lollipop would come first in the Nexus devices like Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and the Android One smartphones and later would roll out for other smartphone brands. More on that later in the post but at this moment, let’s take a look at some of the best features of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Features

I’m going to enlist top features of Android 5.0 Lollipop over here so that you can come to know more about it before actually using it. Right now the operating system will be available only for Nexus devices while other devices will start receiving it soon. Good news for Nexus 4 users that new Android is coming for you.

android 5 lollipop features

Materialistic Outfit

In the earlier release KitKat, Google made everything look clear and elegant all around the software but now in Android 5.0 the design part is taken further up. The new materialistic design is what Android wearing this time and users are definitely going to like it.

The brand new layout is extremely elegant and till now the best looking Android interface. It looks even better than all new iOS 8 and so we are expecting that many Apple users might consider switching to Android this tme. The complete layout brings a materialistic feel all around the corners which will make you feel while doing anything around.

Notifications part is improved further as Android can now show more things in that pull-down bar. Users can even set phone on quite to not receive any un-important notifications while doing work.

Faster and Fluid Performance

While using any good device running Lollipop, you’re going to find extremely faster and fluid performance. There will be no glitches and also you’re likely to feel awesome. The user experience is going to be of top notch quality. The same Android is going to be available in both small and larger display devices.

The multitasking is now much faster and its visuals are improved further. Running apps will visualize in front of you on top of each other while you can scroll through them any time you wish and open any app.

Continuous Synchronization

Synchronization is all across every device you own. Whether you’re using Android tablet or smartphone or smart watch, you can start to work on one device and carry over it on another. This is achieved via continuous synchronization and it’s a great feature to further increase overall user experience.

All your songs, photos, messages and even recent usage and searches are saved and synchronized between all your devices. So you’re always going to feel at home.

Battery Life

The brand new Android OS can offer more battery juice out of the available power and this is really great. There is an in-built feature which can be used to increase battery life by up to 90 minutes on any compatible device. So users are getting almost every point of battery they charge often and regularly.

All Android Devices Getting Android 5 Lollipop Upgrade:

Thanks to Engadget, we have come to know about the list of devices that are likely to get the latest Android 5 Lollipop upgrade in the near future. We already said that Nexus devices will top the line following the Android One smartphones but other big players like Samsung, HTC or Sony are not far behind. Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are going to be the very first devices coming out with Android Lollipop OS.

android 5.0 lollipop devices

Here’s all the devices we know are getting the upgrade:

  • Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10
  • Android One smartphones
  • Motorolo smartphones – Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G (1st and  2nd Gen), Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini. (Check out the official blog post)
  • HTC doesn’t have all the details but have said that the upgrade will be available within 90 days of receiving the final software from Google.
  • Same goes with OnePlus smartphones.
  • Sony will bring Android 5 Lollipop to its complete Xperia Z series by the beginning of 2015.
  • NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet (Link)
  • LG has no comments over when the upgrade is coming to its flagship smartphone, G3.
  • Samsung hasn’t said anything yet but the rumors have suggested that they are working on the Lollipoped version of TouchWiz.
  • Other brands like Acer, Asus, Xiaomi and Huawei are also likely to get the upgrade.


With all these new features and a visual makeover all around, Android 5.0 Lollipop is literally a newer and better approach and its going to add more customers for sure. And if your smartphones and tablets fall under the list of the devices getting the upgrade, don’t think twice and upgrade your smartphone to this candy-flavored OS as soon as it is available!

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