Some Hidden Features Of Android Lollipop

By on December 2, 2014

The latest version of Android came out few weeks ago and since then it has been in the news for some amazing features and whole new material design. According to some experts and veterans, Android Lollipop is one of the major upgrade Google ever launched. Following are some hidden (but not secretive) features of Android Lollipop you must know.

ART

All earlier versions of Android run on Dalvik and this latest upgrade run on Android Runtime (ART). ART not only improves overall device performance and apps responsiveness but it is also 64 bit compatible that is future of mobile computing. Though Android Lollipop focuses on animations and graphics, but ART handles that pretty well and you’ll not see any lag or lack of responsiveness even in the extreme situations. On the other hand, ART has a downside too. Apps and games use more space in ART, so we are looking for 32 GB devices instead of 16 GB.

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Pinning

Android Lollipop comes with a unique and very useful feature that allows parents to hand over their devices to the kids without hesitation. First you have to turn on this security feature from the settings menu and then you can pin a particular app or even screen in order to restrict the new user from getting access to other files, apps and data on the device. This pinning feature is not only could be used as parental control but you can also use your tablet or phone as presentation device.

Bloatware

We all know Bloatware and we all hate them too. Most of the carrier phones come with preinstalled apps and games, earlier versions of Android do not allow users to remove those apps and games from the device. For example, Verizon’s Android phones come with NFL Mobile app, though many people want to install that app on their devices but most of the people don’t. Android Lollipop allows users to remove those unwanted apps and games directly from settings menu just like any other app. So you can treat those Bloatware as normal apps and keep/remove them if you want.

Battery

Google introduced a new feature named Project Volta few months ago. This feature allows devices to deliver better battery life up to 36%. It means your device will get 36% battery boost after upgrading the device to latest firmware Android Lollipop. The latest update also comes with more detailed power chart and battery savor mode that allows devices to run for extra hour and a half with each charge.

SD Card access

Android Lollipop allows developers to access SD card more efficiently and most importantly more freely. Developers complained about this particular issue few months back and Google finally heard their voices and made it easier for them to develop apps and games that can use external storage without compromising performance.

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Martin Scholes

Martin is an IT professional with passion of discovering new apps on iOS and Android platform. His primary objective is to provide in-depth analysis of different apps and their features as well as keep the readers update with the relevant news.

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  • Amy

    Perfect features I am more over familiar with most of them. I think Bloatware is new and very good app :) I like it a lot

  • Joseph

    SD card access for me is new app and i really like it. I don’t know how it functions but i really like it :)

  • Jerry

    Cool features

  • Joana

    Art, Battery and all the other are cool apps. I really like them :-)

  • Tiffany

    SD card access sounds good. I haven’t find some app like this before but if this works ok I am not so sure

  • Gordon T

    Pinning sounds perfect to me. I might start using it soon. I am taking look at it installation process.

  • Frissco

    I don’t like Android Lolipop. There are many other much better :)

  • Stelios

    Me neither :/

  • COnductor

    Dislike lolipop :(

  • Londa

    Well it is not so bad but i more prefer using another device instead of lolipop. There are far much better :)

  • Nikky Motrill

    Wonderful features lolipop is amazing :)

  • Kortney

    Pinning is for sure the best app for me :)

  • Stasha

    SD cart access is wonderful feature that everyone can use it :)

  • Bibi

    Bloatware is another perfect update that i really appreciate :) Awesome

  • Frisco

    SD card access is very cool app :)

  • Millena

    Personaly i don’t like this app at all :/

  • Stuard

    Android Lolipop is working fantastically well for me. I like all the features it possesses and about the design- it is amazing:)

  • ^Blondy^

    Well actually i also like the features they sound good but the design is awful :/

  • Sebastian

    I don’t like lolipop device at all :/

  • Sessly

    Art is perfect app for me :)

  • Cythia

    SD cart access is very good feature :)

  • Kollins

    I dislike lolipop as well

  • Emma

    well i like it :)

  • Gerard

    Hmmm nothing special :/

  • QueenB

    well i actually like the features a lot :-)

  • Parent

    Pinning doesn’t sound that bad i mean it is good when you can select the apps you want

  • Daisy

    Bloatware is perfect :))

  • Anathon

    well am not that keen on these apps. I don’t really like them :/

  • Shall

    Useful enough but also for me not that clear

  • Sitting Bull

    Well i don’t like lolipop features at all :/

  • Coin

    Art only might provide gut update

  • Errick

    Pinning is very good app. I like it a lot but i might want to try to use some more relevant app :-)

  • The Tiger

    Art is a very good app. It provides great graphics on its system

  • Ledgard

    Good apps but they need some updates :)

  • The cotton

    Bloatware sounds terrific for me :)

  • Mystery one

    Hmm Battery boost sounds good. This is good feature to have whenever your battery drains :)

  • Vallery

    Yes i must agree with you that battery provides wonderful features

  • Merlin

    Battery boost sounds good. This is good feature to have whenever your battery drains.