Google Released New Android 5.0 Lollipop (No Laddu or Lassi)

People in India might get little disappointed that Google released its next Android version 5.0 and named it 'Lollipop' in contrast to speculation that Head of Google's Android division Sundar Pichai who is Indian himself will give an Indian name to the next Android version such as Lassi or Laddu !

Allthewhile, on 17th October, Google announced 13th major release of Android and Notably it's the first to be fully developed under Sundar Pichai, the Google senior vice president. Along with Lollipop, Pichai is introducing three Google-designed devices, including the supersize Nexus 6 smartphone, manufactured by Motorola Mobility (MMI) with a fairly gigantic 6-inch screen. (P.S. - The iPhone 6 Plus display is 5.5 inches.)

Lollipop is Google's largest, most ambitious release on Android with over 5,000 new APIs for developers. Lollipop is designed to be flexible, to work on all your devices and to be customized for you the way you see fit. Lollipop is made for a world where moving throughout the day means interacting with a bunch of different screens—from phones and tablets to TVs.

Lollipop also gives you more control over your device. You can now adjust your settings so that only certain people and notifications can get through, for example, when you’re out to dinner or in the middle of an important meeting. And when an important notification does come through, you can see it directly from the lockscreen.

Android Lollipop also provide a new battery saver feature that extends the life of your device by up to 90 minutes—helpful if you’re far from a power outlet. The new Android version has enabled multiple user accounts and guest user mode for keeping your personal stuff private. And 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.

Android Lollipop's New 'Kill Switch' Could Discourage Smartphone Theft

The new Android Lollipop have a new "kill switch" feature which lets its users to enable it on their phones. The feature, dubbed "factory reset protection," requires a Google ID and password before a phone can be reset, and only works when a phone passcode is enabled.

The kill switch is a great step toward making smartphone theft less tempting when a stolen phone can't be wiped clean and resold, it becomes a useless brick. However the kill switch is still opt-in feature for users.

Kill switches work on two levels: damage control and loss prevention. If your phone’s already been stolen, a kill switch can prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands by letting you remotely wipe your phone.

With this feature Android devices will more likely to be sold out comparing to its competitors like Apple which being expensive are more prone for thefts. Notably, Android runs on 85 percent of the world’s smartphones.

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