Google announced on October 15 Android L is officially called Android Lollipop.


-Jamal Siddiqui
@Jamalseo

Android L, and its official title, Android Lollipop is here, and with it’s arrival it has bought a raft of new changes. The arrival of Android L with Sundar Pichai, head of Android, claims it to be one of the biggest upgrades of Android yet.

They further explains it’s features. It has got radical new designs, 5000 new APIs which have been available as a developer preview for a while, and its also claimed to go beyond the mobile form factor. Android 5.0 will be contextually aware of its surroundings, plus voice is going to be a major input source.

Android Lollipop release date

Here’s what most of you are looking forward to know: when can I get it on my phone? Well, developers with a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 are able to gain access to early builds since June 26.

The 10 things you really, really should know about Android Lollipop.
For the rest of the folk in the world, Google has said that it will be available for the Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices ‘in the coming weeks’ – so some users should be seeing it in November, if not before.

HTC has already been in contact, giving the following statement about its forthcoming upgrade to Android Lollipop (formerly known as Android L): “HTC is excited about the new features in Android L and it can’t wait to share them with our customers. We are committed in regard to update our flagship HTC One family as fast as possible.

“We will begin rolling out updates to the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) in regions worldwide within 90 days of receiving final software from Google, followed shortly thereafter by other One family members and select devices.”

Motorola has also confirmed that Android Lollipop will be hitting the Moto X at some point and OnePlus has committed to bringing it to the OnePlus One within three month

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