• After 15+ years, we've made a big change: Android Forums is now Early Bird Club. Learn more here.

Android 5.0 Lolipop announced - Update in coming weeks [Screenshots from new developer preview]

Rxpert83

Dr. Feelgood
Aug 30, 2011
17,908
13,152
MN
Here it is in all its glory! :D

Android - 5.0 Lollipop


Since the devices arent available for preorder until the end of october, dont expect an update until then


Features:
Material Design

A bold, colorful, and responsive UI design for consistent, intuitive experiences across all your devices

Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device
Vivid new colors, typography, and edge-to-edge imagery help to focus your attention
Notifications

New ways to control when and how you receive messages - only get interrupted when you want to be

View and respond to messages directly from your lock screen. Includes the ability to hide sensitive content for these notifications
For fewer disruptions, turn on Priority mode via your device’s volume button so only certain people and notifications get through. Or schedule recurring downtime like 10pm to 8am when only Priority notifications can get through
With Lollipop, incoming phone calls won’t interrupt what you’re watching or playing. You can choose to answer the call or just keep doing what you’re doing
Control the notifications triggered by your apps; hide sensitive content and prioritize or turn off the app’s notifications entirely
More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication. See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen
Battery

Power for the long haul

A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins
Estimated time left to fully charge is displayed when your device is plugged in
Estimated time left on your device before you need to charge again can now be found in battery settings
Security

Keep your stuff safe and sound

New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices
SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware
Use Android Smart Lock to secure your phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like your wearable or even your car
Device Sharing

More flexible sharing with family and friends

Multiple users for phones. If you forget your phone, you still can call any of your friends (or access any of your messages, photos etc.) by simply logging into another Android phone running Lollipop. Also perfect for families who want to share a phone, but not their stuff
Guest user for phones and tablets means you can lend your device and not your stuff
Screen pinning: pin your screen so another user can access just that content without messing with your other stuff
New Quick Settings

Get to the most frequently used settings with just two swipes down from the top of the screen

New handy controls like flashlight, hotspot, screen rotation and cast screen controls
Easier on/off toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and location
Manually adjust your brightness for certain conditions. Then, adaptive brightness will kick in based on ambient lighting
Connectivity

A better internet connection everywhere and more powerful Bluetooth low energy capabilities

Improved network handoffs resulting in limited interruption in connectivity. For example, continue your video chat or VoIP calls without interruption as you leave the house and switch from your home Wi-Fi back to cellular
Improved network selection logic so that your device connects only if there is a verified internet connection on Wi-Fi
Power-efficient scanning for nearby Bluetooth low energy (“BLE”) devices like wearables or beacons
New BLE peripheral mode
Runtime and Performance

A faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience

ART, an entirely new Android runtime, improves application performance and responsiveness
Up to 4x performance improvements
Smoother UI for complex, visually rich applications
Compacting backgrounded apps and services so you can do more at once
Support for 64 bit devices, like the Nexus 9, brings desktop class CPUs to Android
Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores
Shipping 64-bit native apps like Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, Google Play Music, and more
Pure Java language apps run as 64-bit apps automatically
Media

Bolder graphics and improved audio, video, and camera capabilities

Lower latency audio input ensuring that music and communication applications that have strict delay requirements provide an amazing realtime experience
Multi-channel audio stream mixing means professional audio applications can now mix up to eight channels including 5.1 and 7.1 channels
USB Audio support means you can plug USB microphones, speakers, and a myriad of other USB audio devices like amplifiers and mixers into your Android device
OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance
A range of new professional photography features for Android Lollipop that let you
Capture full resolution frames around 30 fps
Support raw formats like YUV and Bayer RAW
Control capture settings for the sensor, lens, and flash per individual frame
Capture metadata like noise models and optical information
State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming
OK Google

Easy access to information and performing tasks

Even if your screen is off, you can say "OK Google" on devices with digital signal processing support such as Nexus 6 and Nexus 9
Talk to Google on the go to get quick answers, send a text, get directions and more
Android TV

Support for living room devices

User interface adapted for the living room
Less browsing, more watching with personalized recommendations for content like movies and TV shows
Voice search for Google Play, YouTube and supported apps so you can just say what you want to see
Console-style Android gaming on your TV with a gamepad
Cast your favorite entertainment apps to your big screen with Google Cast support for Android TV devices
Accessibility

Enhanced low vision and color blind capabilities

Boost text contrast or invert colors to improve legibility
Adjust display to improve color differentiation
Now in 68+ languages

15 new additions

Basque, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (Hong Kong), Galician, Icelandic, Kannada, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu
Device set up

Get up and running in no-time

Tap & go: instant set up of your new Android phone or tablet by simply tapping it to your old one (requires NFC)
Whenever you get a new Android phone or tablet, you can bring over your apps from Google Play automatically from any of your old Android devices
And a whole lot more

Tap & pay: easily manage multiple payment apps by quickly switching between them
Print preview and page range support
Revamped display for battery, Bluetooth, data usage, and Wi-Fi settings and new search functionality
New device level feedback for Nexus devices in Settings > about phone > send feedback
Easier sharing with
Improved ranking of your options within the share menu
Android Beam: lets you share a file with someone nearby by gently tapping the two devices together
Where supported by the hardware, your device will wake up as soon as you pick it up or tap the screen twice
Improved hardware keyboard accessory support including support for multilingual, emoji input, search key, and improved app and system key chords
 
Android 5.0 Lollipop, which comes on Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, will also be available on Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks.

Fixed it for you. Not that it matters to many people here, but I like the prospect of longer support times for my Nexus 5 in the future.

Since the devices arent available for preorder until the end of october, dont expect an update until then

Preorder starts Oct 17, so MAYBE we won't have to wait TOO long.................

Even if your screen is off, you can say "OK Google" on devices with digital signal processing support such as Nexus 6 and Nexus 9
Could the Nexus 5 be included in this? I'd like this.
 
Upvote 0
Fixed it for you.
All I did was copy & paste from the link. I noticed that they hadn't included the N4 when I posted that, and it reminded me of some rumors about it not getting Android L a few months back. Apparently they revised the blog.

Edit:
attachment.php


Source: Google+
 

Attachments

  • Screenshot_2014-10-16-06-54-30~2.jpg
    Screenshot_2014-10-16-06-54-30~2.jpg
    41.9 KB · Views: 359
Upvote 0
Any particular reason for that time?

I don't have any insider info, just based on history with these sorts of things.

They're in PST, and if you look at past nexus announcements, as well as the other postings of the L-Preview, they've been after 10AM PST.


Don't kill your f5 button just yet ;)
 
  • Like
Reactions: CafeKampuchia
Upvote 0
Let's see if android can out perform apple . you ask how hey they made a change that failed customers lost service and all that . I put my money where my mouth is and bet top dollar that this android L will knock the Sox off any upgrade they did . reading and seeing some of the theme work and very nice I must say . so hey I am waiting and o yes we have a pool going on at work 800.00 d:eek:llars that apple is weak at the knees . and its so funny how the ladies own apples and most of the men own androids:eek::what: including the BigBoss with the new LG G3 . I have to post the winning photos who goes home with ??????? .
 
Upvote 0
Upvote 0
Screenshots incoming
 

Attachments

  • uploadfromtaptalk1413566656423.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1413566656423.jpg
    23.1 KB · Views: 135
  • uploadfromtaptalk1413566662335.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1413566662335.jpg
    27.9 KB · Views: 131
  • uploadfromtaptalk1413566671260.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1413566671260.jpg
    32.7 KB · Views: 116
  • uploadfromtaptalk1413566678132.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1413566678132.jpg
    22.3 KB · Views: 121
  • uploadfromtaptalk1413566686503.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1413566686503.jpg
    20.2 KB · Views: 102
  • uploadfromtaptalk1413566691541.jpg
    uploadfromtaptalk1413566691541.jpg
    23.6 KB · Views: 122
Upvote 0

BEST TECH IN 2023

We've been tracking upcoming products and ranking the best tech since 2007. Thanks for trusting our opinion: we get rewarded through affiliate links that earn us a commission and we invite you to learn more about us.

Smartphones