Thursday, November 6, 2014

Updating Android 5 Lollipop for popular smartphones and tablets will appear at different times – PC Week / RE

The latest version of Android software platform 5 with another sweet called Lollipop («Lollipop”), formally introduced in mid-October, was the base operating system for the announced on the same day and 6 Phablet Nexus tablet Nexus 9. The exact dates of the updates to the fifth version Android still unknown even for smartphones and tablets Google branded Nexus, but now with some probability we can make a list of mobile devices that will receive the new firmware OS one of the first.

So, in October 5 on Android can move the model Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (first and second generation), and the Nexus 10. In addition to them in the first echelon of the device will get the update certification Google Play Edition – smartphones and tablets, though not labeled brand Google Nexus, but also running an unmodified version of the Android platform and offered through the online store Google Play Store. These devices include the Moto G and HTC One M8. It is possible that at the same time they receive update devices that are included in the list of Google Play Edition earlier, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 (version without TouchWiz), HTC One (M7), Sony Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3.

The terms update other Android-devices to Lollipop even more vague, but some manufacturers have already talked about his plans on this issue. So, HTC announced that the update for the models One M8 and One M7 appear within three months after the official release of Google. Thus, Android 5 for these smartphones can be expected no later than mid-February th 2015.

Motorola Mobility announced plans to update the Android platform to Lollipop are relevant to first and second generation product rulers and Moto X Moto G, as well as models of Moto G with support 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini. However, data on the timing of the appearance updates yet.

So far, no plans have not sounded LG Electronics, so that the question of updating the popular smartphone lines G3 and G2 Pro remains open. Also silent Samsung, but there is every reason to believe that sooner or later upgrade to Android 5 will receive the whole product line in 2014, including the flagship smartphone Galaxy S5.

Sony’s plans include an upgrade to Lollipop All Android-devices premium line Z, but not immediately. Representatives of the company have already announced that the update will start in the beginning of the 2015 the with versions for key products Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2, and then spread to the rest of the model series.

Recall that the fifth version of the Android platform is really a new shell with lots of features and significantly build upon the basic functions. Lollipop includes a new user interface Material Design, rich animations and transitions, support tessellation, graphics library OpenGL ES 3.1, Video Codec High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC H.265), a new application execution environment ART, notification system and encryption, and much more.


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