Android Lollipop 5.0 Nexus 4 update

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    Lollipop Nexus 4 update

    Finally the Latest Android update Lollipop 5.0 has been rolled out to LG Nexus 4, giving the phone a redesigned user interface built around responsive design known as “Material Design”.

    Features

    1. FlashLight
      • Google has decided to roll one into lollipop to save you the trouble of downloading a third party, pull down the notification panel and you can use it
    2. Prioritize your apps
      •  Tap the Volume Slider on your Device to activate priority mode and a star will appear in the status bar after you have selected your priority
    3. Notification on Lock Screen
      • In Lollipop, update all your notifications that appear on the lock screen, double tap the notification and it gets you into the relevant app
    4. Pin apps
      •  Now you can hand over your device to any kid or friend and pin them to one single app .Setting>Security>Screen Pinning and to exit from pinned mode hold down the back and overview button
    5. Jump to app settings direct
      • The ability to jump straight to an app’s setting from the lock screen. Long press on any notification and you’ll see a cog icon or an info icon that will be redirected to app settings when clicked
    6. Battery life prediction
      • The ability to see how much time is left before the battery runs out or how long you need to wait before your device is fully charged
    7. Settings and network search
      • One quick way to inner settings, tap the magnifying glass and you can search for your required setting nice and easy
    8. Guest Mode
      • Sharing devices with others (friends or colleagues) can be a real pain, but lollipop’s new guest mode feature makes it easy. Pull down the notification panel to access the guest mode
    9. Chromecast your android device more quickly
      • Yes, again in the notification panel with a cast screen icon to begin your screencasting
    10. Google Play’s Flappy bird
      •  Android lollipop has easter egg to unlock. Go to settings> About Phone then tap quickly four times on the android version, lollipop graphic will appear, then tap several times and end with a long press to launch a clone of flappy bird. Much more tougher than flappy bird
    11. Save Your Battery
      • Android lollipop includes a built in battery saver mode that can get to kick at 15% or 5% or never. It stops some background syncing prolonging the battery life to some extent.
    12. Animations and transitions
      • In android lollipop is all about animations and transitions when ever you click anything on the screen

    Few Other Features 

    •  Notification panel is totally dynamic, it gets filled with most recent and most frequently used settings
    • Magnification gesture allows you to zoom any content on the phone, with the help of triple tap
    • The status bar and the action bar of the pre installed google apps end up having almost the same color making the UI and theme more elegant
    •  New redesigned contacts, settings and keyboard UI
    • Google chrome and recent app

    Few Dislikes

    • Google has now officially removed the default gallery app to promote their own child “Photos app “
    • previous App Switcher (recent apps) of kitkat (4.4.4) was much better and user friendly

    Final Verdict

    • A happy Nexus 4 user with Android lollipop 5.0 update, no problems as of now 🙂

    Screenshots

    Lollipop Notification panel
    Lollipop Notification panel
    Priority Mode
    Priority Mode
    Screen Pinning
    Screen Pinning
    Lock Screen Notification
    Lock Screen Notification
    Settings
    Settings
     Add Guest
    Add Guest
    Lollipop Easter Eggs
    Lollipop Easter Eggs
    Refreshed Keyboard
    Refreshed Keyboard
    Contacts screen
    Contacts screen
    Contacts -Speed Dial
    Contacts -Speed Dial
    Call Dialer
    Call Dialer
    Calling Screen
    Calling Screen