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Google preparing for Android Lollipop release this Friday

Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop) will be released on Friday, hitting new Google Nexus devices first
By: Michael Hatamoto | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Oct 15, 2014 8:24 pm

Google is planning to release Android 5.0, dubbed Lollipop, on Friday, featuring a new design and additional features. Lollipop will replace Android 4.4 (KitKat), which was released in October 2013, as the demand for a robust operating system increases along with impressively strong hardware that powers smartphones and tablets.




Lollipop will provide additional security features and improve battery life, along with new features that could make Android devices more friendly for bring your own device (BYOD) workplace use.


Android currently has almost 85 percent of the global smartphone market, the IDC research group says, appealing to consumers in emerging markets. Lollipop will be pushed out on new Google Nexus smartphones and tablets - then will spread to older Nexus devices - with other hardware manufacturers expected to release updates in the near future.


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