In Google I/O Key note, Pichai introduced the latest Android OS code named “L”. L stands for Lollipop, just a guess, but we will come to know about it. Here are the some of the key features:
1. Material Design:
Google is moving to this latest design approach. This will help developers come up with a new style for the apps. The new design will have changes to the look and feel of the app (Shadow, Color palette, animations,…). This will give more flexibility for the developers in designing their app.
They have dumped Dalvik engine and moved to something they call ART (Android Runtime).
USP’s are Better garbage collections, new improved developer tools.
Search for contents in web as well in Apps. This surely is going to be something to watch for! Android is orienting itself to “All Web” mantra and may move out of native apps.
Couple of other features like wearables, TV, Auto & Health was also introduced.
With un-organized OEM providers, i’m not sure how many will have this new OS upgrade? Again, this will be for high end smartphones like Nexus, Samsung S5, Note II..
What about other phones??