Android 5.0 Introduction

Lollipop (5.0) is the Latest version of the Android.API level is 21

Major Changes:

Material Design:
You can create apps with material design that are visually dynamic and have UI element transitions that feel natural to users.

This support includes:
  • Material theme
  • View shadows
  • Recycle View and Card View widgets
  • Custom activity animation transitions
Android 5.0 supports notification details to display on the lock screen if desired by the user.

Android 5.0 adds new APIs that allow apps to perform concurrent operations with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), allowing both scanning (central mode) and advertising (peripheral mode).

Android 5.0 also introduces the Android Extension Pack (AEP), a set of OpenGL ES extensions that give you access to features like tessellation shaders, geometry shaders, ASTC texture compression, per-sample interpolation and shading, and other advanced rendering capabilities. With AEP you can deliver high-performance graphics across a range of GPUs.

Advanced Camera , audio and video apis

Sensors:Added tilt detector sensor will help to improve activity recognition and
heart rate sensor reports the heart rate of the device touching the device.

Android 5.0 updates the WebView implementation to Chromium M37, bringing security and stability enhancements, as well as bug fixes.

Developer tools for battery usage and Scheduling jobs

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