Will it be 4.5 or 5.0 Android Lolipop release date and features



New Android 4.5 Lollipop: Release date

Ok, first things first. It's unclear whether Google's new Android version will be 4.5 or 5.0 although the former is the favourite at the moment. As we mentioned already, it's thought that the name, following the alphabetical list of sweet treats, will be Lollipop. Previous versions include KitKat, Ice Cream Sandwich and Honeycomb. It's codenamed 'Moonshine'.Google's I/O developer conference is coming up later this month and it is here where the firm could give details on and announce the new Android version - whether its 4.5 or 5.0. See: Google I/O 2014: What to expect including Android, Nexus, Glass and more.We'll let you know about the release date for the new Android but it's not quite as simple as that. While it will be launched to Nexus devices first, updates to other smartphones and tablet will vary on various factors such as the manufacturer, model and operator. If you have an old Android device, you may not get the upgrade.

New Android 4.5 Lollipop: Design

There have been some pretty convincing leaks of a potential new design for Andorid 4.5. The chaps over at Android Police, have uncovered the screenshot (right) as the possible new look for the next Android update.The most noteworthy change is a redesign of the icons including Gmail, Maps, Hangouts, YouTube, Play Store and Calendar.It is obviously not 100 percent nailed on that this will be the new look of Android, but we consider Android Police are a reputable a bunch, with honest intentions and with that in mind we report to you, that Android Police are giving this rumour a reliability rating of 7/10.

New Android 4.5 Lollipop: New features

Google BabbleOne of the next major battles of the mobile world will be for domination of messaging. Facebook Messenger and its purchase of Whatsapp for $19b should go someway to prove just how big tech companies expect this market to be.Google will be looking to position itself competitively with the coming update. Google Babble is what is being tipped as the plan of attack - this is essentially a cross brand combination of all of its communication services, meaning Google Talk, Hangout, Meesenger, Chat and Talk will all be under the same Babble umbrella.SecurityAndroid isn't best known for its security but the new Android could take steps to improving the situation. We're hoping that Google will make the app selection method for the Play store more strict and thorough. Other improvements might include native handling of fingerprint scanner data and a new version of face unlock.Battery lifeWhile battery life is partly down to smartphone and tablet makers, Google can also have an impact with how it constructs the OS. The new Android could have improved battery life thanks to ART, an "ahead of time" compiler which processes data before you even request it.WearablesLast month Google made a big song and dance about its intentions to focus and mater Android wearables in the future. With that Google released a video detailing a few areas where it envisaged Android and wearables going in the future and its Android Wear software. Common sense dictates that the next version of Android will come with some inbuilt software to help the mobile OS communicate with wearable technology.Read: What is Google Android Wear?More control for GoogleGoogle Android has been an open sourced OS that has been free to abuse/improve from pretty much any major mobile manufacturer in the past.However, news broke in January of Google and Andorid signing a “global patent cross-licensing agreement”. What this most likely means for future versions of Android is that Google and Samsung will be bringing in the reigns slightly, on just how open source Android actually is - resulting in a more uniformed version of Android running on different manufacturer's smartphones and tablets.We don't expect the change to be too drastic in the update to Android 4.5 as it is too soon, but unifying the platform is something that has been on the cards for a long time, as Android 4.5 will be yet another step in that dire



New Android 4.5 Lollipop: Release date

Ok, first things first. It's unclear whether Google's new Android version will be 4.5 or 5.0 although the former is the favourite at the moment. As we mentioned already, it's thought that the name, following the alphabetical list of sweet treats, will be Lollipop. Previous versions include KitKat, Ice Cream Sandwich and Honeycomb. It's codenamed 'Moonshine'.Google's I/O developer conference is coming up later this month and it is here where the firm could give details on and announce the new Android version - whether its 4.5 or 5.0. See: Google I/O 2014: What to expect including Android, Nexus, Glass and more.We'll let you know about the release date for the new Android but it's not quite as simple as that. While it will be launched to Nexus devices first, updates to other smartphones and tablet will vary on various factors such as the manufacturer, model and operator. If you have an old Android device, you may not get the upgrade.

New Android 4.5 Lollipop: Design

There have been some pretty convincing leaks of a potential new design for Andorid 4.5. The chaps over at Android Police, have uncovered the screenshot (right) as the possible new look for the next Android update.The most noteworthy change is a redesign of the icons including Gmail, Maps, Hangouts, YouTube, Play Store and Calendar.It is obviously not 100 percent nailed on that this will be the new look of Android, but we consider Android Police are a reputable a bunch, with honest intentions and with that in mind we report to you, that Android Police are giving this rumour a reliability rating of 7/10.

New Android 4.5 Lollipop: New features

Google BabbleOne of the next major battles of the mobile world will be for domination of messaging. Facebook Messenger and its purchase of Whatsapp for $19b should go someway to prove just how big tech companies expect this market to be.Google will be looking to position itself competitively with the coming update. Google Babble is what is being tipped as the plan of attack - this is essentially a cross brand combination of all of its communication services, meaning Google Talk, Hangout, Meesenger, Chat and Talk will all be under the same Babble umbrella.SecurityAndroid isn't best known for its security but the new Android could take steps to improving the situation. We're hoping that Google will make the app selection method for the Play store more strict and thorough. Other improvements might include native handling of fingerprint scanner data and a new version of face unlock.Battery lifeWhile battery life is partly down to smartphone and tablet makers, Google can also have an impact with how it constructs the OS. The new Android could have improved battery life thanks to ART, an "ahead of time" compiler which processes data before you even request it.WearablesLast month Google made a big song and dance about its intentions to focus and mater Android wearables in the future. With that Google released a video detailing a few areas where it envisaged Android and wearables going in the future and its Android Wear software. Common sense dictates that the next version of Android will come with some inbuilt software to help the mobile OS communicate with wearable technology.

More control for Google
Google Android has been an open sourced OS that has been free to abuse/improve from pretty much any major mobile manufacturer in the past.However, news broke in January of Google and Andorid signing a “global patent cross-licensing agreement”. What this most likely means for future versions of Android is that Google and Samsung will be bringing in the reigns slightly, on just how open source Android actually is - resulting in a more uniformed version of Android running on different manufacturer's smartphones and tablets.We don't expect the change to be too drastic in the update to Android 4.5 as it is too soon, but unifying the platform is something that has been on the cards for a long time, as Android 4.5 will be yet another step in that direction.

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