What Features to Expect from Android 5.0 Lollipop

November 12, 2014 •


Many have been anticipating the release of the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS update. The rollout to devices has now started, with the first device being the Moto G (2014) and now the Nexus devices. The media is also saying that a Lollipop update will soon be available, most likely this week yet, for the LG G3. As the Lollipop mobile updates becomes available for compatible Android devices, you may be wondering what you can expect from the new OS. Here are a few of the new features included in the Android 5.0 Lollipop update:

Screen Pinning
Want to hand your phone to someone so they can see a picture or make a quick phone call, but would rather they didn’t go scrolling around through everything else? The new version of Android will allow you to pin an app to the foreground. To get back into normal function, the user will need to enter a PIN.

Battery-Saving Mode
For years, workarounds to preserve your battery have been a part of having an Android phone. Lollipop has a battery-saving mode as part of its out-of-the-box programming. Battery-saving mode will automatically kick in when power levels drop to 15 percent. It’s estimated that you can get an extra 90 minutes of use with the new mode.

Multiple Users
If your job has a BYOD policy or if you share a tablet with a family member or roommate, you’ll finally be able to keep your personal apps and settings separate on your Android device. You can also set up temporary and guest accounts which enable you to loan out your device without worrying about items being deleted or configurations changed.

Lock Screen Notifications
You will now be able to respond to individual text, email and other notifications without completely waking up your locked phone. This can save a few keystrokes if all you want to do is respond to a single text.

If you’re and Android user with a compatible device, keep an eye out for your chance to upgrade and use these great new features.