Lollipop For Android 5.0. Throwback

9 December, 2017 Android Lollipop

Android Samsung Lollipop is a mobile OS which was created by Google in 2014. It spans from 5.0 to 5.1.1 versions which are supported by security patches. 

More about Lollipop Android 5.0

a)     Interface

Android 5.0 Lollipop was a major update that succeeded Android 4.4 KitKat and its most significant change is the software's appearance. Not all changes bring a dramatic shift in how Android feels but the interface design does and this is notable when connected to a PC with kies for Samsung.

Google named this new design "Material" and apart from modifying the appearance, it added:

       Realistic lighting


       Natural motion


b)    Other features

Samsung Lollipop 5.0 has a renewed notification system. Each notification is shown on cards adhering to the material design language. Groups of notifications can be grouped by the app which produced them.

Notifications get displayed as cards on the lockscreen and head up notification may also be shown as huge banners across the screen top together with their action buttons.  The do-not-disturb feature is also included for notifications.

Samsung update also has main new platform developers' features with more than five thousand new APIs included for use by applications. For instance, with Samsung kies 3 download, it is possible to save images from your PC in a raw image format.

c)     Performance

It is not only about its surface visuals, but the update is so different from the past version. It is much less ultra-snappy compared to KitKat (it feels smooth and not instantaneous).

This feels awesome when using the right phone. However, if you have used other Lollipop phones to play casinos online and carry out other activities, the software may seem to operate against most lower-end phones.

During Android KitKat season, as long as a phone had a RAM 1GB and a quad core CPU (Snapdragon 400 for instance) and Samsung kies for s6, good performance was guaranteed. Any serious lag was the fault of customizations done by the manufacturer, for instance, a layer of lumpy custard over system cogs.

But that is not the case anymore. Most 1GB RAM mobile phones have suffered from lag even many Moto series and Motorola phones which in the past gave excellent performance in their class.

d)    Updates since the release of Android Lollipop 5.0

It has not changed that much since it got released. It looks beautiful on the surface as it has always been.

There have been 4 core Android updates:





The 5.1 system update did not change the system radically however it added some features such as:

       HD video calling.

       Security tweak which blocks the phone even when it has been reset.

       A tweak on the way notification menu settings toggles function.

       The way volume buttons function (this is the most crucial change).


Lollipop Android 5.0 marks a different direction for Android which is quite sensible.


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