Android Lollipop – Where Is It Now?

Android Lollipop

Android Lollipop:

Google, over the years since the development of Android, several Operating Systems have evolved to suit and upgrade the user’s interface. This Operating System was unveiled in the year 2014 during the Google conference where it was named ‘Android L.’ October 2014, this operating System was codenamed Lollipop which is also known as Android 5.0 and Android 5.1. Where is it now? Greater versions have evolved, and they include Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and Android 7.0 (Nougat). Android Lollipop is going into extinction as lovers of Android keep on switching to new user’s interface to enjoy the new features that come with the newer Operating Systems.

Comparing Android Lollipop with Marshmallow

Lollipop has pages that need to be moved horizontally to be used or when viewed while Marshmallow has one big page scrolled vertically to view the Apps. Lollipop does not have App search bar feature which is present in the later version Marshmallow. Both clock and font in Marshmallow are stylishly designed while that of Lollipop is normal. Lollipop does not have memory manager features while Marshmallow came with memory manager features. Lollipop does not allow typing in custom messages onto the home screen while Marshmallow allows typing custom messages on the home screen. Lollipop does not have battery optimisation feature which is present in Marshmallow which helps to prolong the duration of the battery.

Lollipop does not come with ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode while Marshmallow comes with this and does not affect the alarm set by the user on the device. Lollipop does not have a digital assistant to Google Now, but in Marshmallow, Google Now can check anything anywhere. Lollipop has access to the entire component requested by the Apps during the time of installation while Marshmallow will only give access to the components and information on the phone and what the user’s consent at the time the App needs it. Lollipop does not support the USB charging while Marshmallow supports this type of charging. Battery charge and transfer of data are slow as compared to the rate of charging and data transfer in Marshmallow. Lollipop does not come with Doze while Marshmallow comes with Doze that conserves power by monitoring the state of the Operating System.

Both Operating Systems are similar in such that they are both offered by Android, and they are suitable for Android phones. Lollipop having OTA can easily be upgraded to Marshmallow.

Android 7, Nougat, comes with improves features that surpass the earlier versions. Checking the notification zones, it provides buttons for easy access e.g. touch light button, Wi-Fi, etc. and this can be moved horizontally while Lollipop and Marshmallow can only be moved vertically. Nougat also allows you to send applications in just two clicks thereby creating an easy operation mode; this option is not available in Lollipop and Marshmallow.

Every new Operating System comes with new features enhancing and improving the performance of the previous ones. We are not where we are yesterday in terms of software and technological advancement; let’s move with the current age advancement.


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