Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop on October 15. It is the next major upgrade for Android that is supposed to launch in the coming weeks.
Android 5.0 is feature packed. It features a new Material Design user interface which can be best described as a refined Google Now interface with elements sliding on top and into each other.
The operating system features new animations and buttons, and new notifications as well.
As far as under the hood changes are concerned, Android Lollipop switches from the Dalvik runtime to ART by default which should improve performance significantly.
You find more information about Android 5.0 Lollipop on the official Android website.
The real question for Android phone owners and users is whether their device will receive the upgrade to version 5.0 or if they will be stuck with an earlier version instead.
There is no central registry that you can use to find out whether your device will be upgraded. Here is a short list of companies and phone models that will be upgraded. If you know of others that are not yet on the list let us know in the comment section below and we will add those to it asap.
The following Google devices will be updated to Android 5.0.
HTC confirmed some device upgrades on Twitter when customers asked on the official channel about it. Updates will be rolled out within 90 days of receiving the final software from Google.
Motorola announced on the official company blog that the following devices will receive the Android 5.0 upgrade.
The company published a blog post on the official Sony Mobile website in which it revealed its plans to upgrade several of its devices to Android 5.0. Upgrades are expected to launch in early 2015 for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series.
Companies who have not released statements yet
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