Android Lollipop

Google’s very well kept secret codename is now showing up on 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.

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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