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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
Notifications:
Android 5.0 supports notification details to display on the lock screen if desired by the user.

Connectivity:
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).

Graphics:
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.


Multimedia:
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.

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

Tools:
Developer tools for battery usage and Scheduling jobs

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