We all got to see the upcoming version of Android, Android 5.0 back at Google I/O this year. Back then, all we knew was that Android 5.0 is codenamed Android L but no one knew the complete form of Android L. Today in an official blog post, Google has officially announced that the next version of Android would be called Android Lollipop.
Android Lollipop is the largest release of Android till date; for the consumers, for the developers as well as for Google itself. In Android Lollipop, Google has totally changed the look and feel of Android. Android 5.0 is based on Material Design philosophy that was also demoed at Google I/O this year. Everything in Android 5.0 responds better and feels natural as opposed to previous versions of Android.
Not only that, Android 5.0 is also optimized to run across multiple devices. You can share your apps, photos, songs across all your Android Lollipop devices. For instance, you can start off by playing a game on your Android TV and continue the rest of it on your smartphone.
Last set of improvements made to Android 5.0 is regarding battery performance. Anyone who has ever used an Android device knows that Android does not last very long under heavy usage. In Android Lollipop, Google has made various improvements to change that. A new battery saver feature is also included to help you give up to 90 minutes more of battery time once activated.
There are a lot of other small improvements as well, all of which you can read about at android.com.
via: Google Blog