Lollipop: Lighter, Simpler, Less Original. That’s what the critics are saying about the Android 5.0 update that rolled out Monday.
Lollipop features the new Material Design philosophy – as Google describes it; “bold, colorful, and responsive UI design for consistent, intuitive experiences across all your devices. Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device. Vivid new colors, typography, and edge-to-edge imagery help to focus your attention.”
“Design is a major focus for Lollipop-the latest version of Android-which begins to roll out today,” stated Nicholas Jitkoff, an Android Designer at Google.
While we don’t exactly know which geo’s will get the update first, we know that Lollipop will be rolled out first to the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10, apart from Google Play Edition devices. Android One smartphones should be the next ones in line.