Android’s latest version, 5.0 Lollipop is officially rolling out now and all Nexus devices (4, 5, 6, 7, 9 & 10) can expect to see updates very soon. If you’re using a non-Nexus device and are wondering when your manufacturer will roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop, you should check out our earlier post here.
As mentioned in the official Android blog post, one of the major changes in Android 5.0 is the user interface redo, also called the material design, which focuses on clarity and boldness.
Other changes include battery backup time improvement and performance gains. The direction Android is taking with this update is towards unifying the Android experience across devices and apps, which is why a lot of different app developers have also been trying to release material UI design versions.
The image above shows material UI versions of the Wall Street Journal, Tumblr and BuzFeed Apps, while others are reportedly going to be updating soon.
Android 5.0 Lollipop also emphasizes on the use of motion along with the graphical changes to enhance the user experience, and an example of that can be seen in the image below.
All in all, we’re really excited about the new Android 5.0 Lollipop and the changes it’s coming with. What do you think about the new user interface and design redo? Is this the right direction for Android? You can check out the official Android Blog’s post here.