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Android 5.0 Lollipop officially named ahead of release

Google has officially named Android 5.0 Lollipop ahead of its release “in the coming weeks”.

Formally introduced at Google I/O earlier this year with the name Android L, Google has finally confirmed its next iteration of Android is called Android 5.0 Lollipop.

“Lollipop is designed to be flexible, to work on all your devices and to be customized for you the way you see fit. And just like Android has always been, it’s designed to be shared,” reads the official announcement blogspot.

Google has confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be made available on the freshly announced Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 6 and Nexus Player.

It will then be made available for the Google Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Nexus 5 and Google Play Edition devices “in the coming weeks” – although failed to offer a more concrete date.

The idea of Android 5.0 Lollipop is that your Android experience is more consistent across all your devices, thanks to the new Material Design.

Content responds to touch, transitions between content are smoother and better animated and the whole UI focuses on block colours and drop shadows to make everything more seamless.

There are far more notification settings, a brand new battery saving feature that aims to extend the life of your extisting device by up to 90 minutes. There’s also 64 bit CPU support with Android 5.0 Lollipop too.

Read more: Android 5.0 Lollipop features – What’s new?

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