Google’s very well kept secret codename is now showing up on Android.com as Lollipop.
This, combined with the new stricter enforcements in SELinux, means that the operating system has a stick up its behind when it comes to security. Not a bad thing, but as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I’m eight.
The features list, some of what we’ve seen in the past few months on Google’s product lineups, include:
- Picking up searches, photos, apps, and music on one device where you left off on another
- Intuitive touch response
- More useful inbox on tablets
- Adjustable settings so only certain people and notifications get through to your lockscreen
- Battery saver feature to extend your life up to an hour and a half
- Guest user mode
- Multiple user accounts
- Unlockable via a paired device (car, watch, kitten)
- SELinux enforcement
- Encryption by default on new devices
- Forget your phone? Log into another Android Lollipop device and it’s yours until you get your phone back.
- Screen pinning so another user can access just that content without messing up your stuff
- Improved network handoff – continue video or VoIP without interruption as you leave a house and switch to a cell network
- 64-bit device support
- Compacting background services
- 5.1 and 7.1 audio support
- USB audio support
- Screen-off OK Google on devices with DSP support
- Color blind and low vision support
- Tap and go: tap your new device to your old one and the new device picks up all the settings
- Plenty more.
You can see the features list over on the official Android Lollipop page