As the summers approach everyone has started talking about the next iteration of Google’s Operating system, that is said to be Android 4.5 Lollipop. Although its just been 6 months since the release of Android 4.4 by the Google, But there have been alot of rumors that the next version of Android operating system is set to be unveiled at Google’s annual developer conference which is to take place on 25 and 26 June, In that conference we are also expecting updates on smartwatches, Android wear and Google glass.
Well the thing worth considering is that the things aren’t the same as they were before. Samsung,HTC and Sony were mending the operating system as they liked. The Deal of Samsung and Google that gives Samsung 10-year cross licensing patent will give Google more power over Samsung and they want to remind everyone who created the world’s most used and powerful mobile operating system.Even if Samsung wants to move away from android (As the rumors have said), Samsung will still have to co-operate with Android for 10 years.
Now lets talk about the Next iteration of Android that is not yet officially named neither anyone knows its iteration number.
Android 4.5 or 5.0; LolliPop or Licorice or LadyFinger?
Google has a pattern for naming Android versions and according to that pattern, The names of their operating systems are of desserts and in alphabetical order, last time with Android 4.4, Google signed a deal with Nestle so the name was of a renowned chocolate Kitkat, This time its going to be ‘L’, There are many names used by different news agencies like LolliPop LicoRice and LadyFinger, But LolliPop Seems to be the best contender.
Now lets talk about the Iteration number of Android version, First it was said that a whole new operating system like Android 4.4 Kitkat will be released with the next index number of the first digit that would had been Android 5.0 KitKat, But Google released Android Kikkat With 4.4, And the versions with minor updates and bug fixes were had next iteration number in the 3rd digit, Like Android 4.4.1 and 4.4.2, So considering all these facts, We are expecting that the new operating system of Google will be Android 4.5, Although it can be Android 5.0. Nothing is confirmed at this earlier stage.
Android 4.5 LolliPop Expected Features:
Talking about the expected features we can only tell you about the wishlist of Android users from around the world, As one cant just write whats Google is planning in their Headquarter for their next operating system. If I would say I know what are the Expected features of Android 4.5 LolliPop, People wont believe. So following is the wish list of features, we expect to see in the Android 4.5, And we might see some of these features in the Android 4.5 as well.
Multi-Screen User Interface
Android introduced the Multi window feature in TouchWiz user interface, but the capability of current version of Android is not satisfying when we consider the large screens of smartphones, Because most of the smartphones are having a display screen that is above 4.3 inches, So the Android 4.5 Lollipop should give you an option to use two apps simultaneously at the same time and you can easily use both of them at the same time and switch between them.
The software engineers at Google need to figure out a way for this feature as it only sounds realistic in words, running two apps at a time is not a biggie for the processors smartphones have these days, This feature is achievable practically even in the next iteration of Android operating system.
Smarter and Improved Google Now
All the smartphone and operating system companies are giving high level of importance to the Intelligent personal assistants, Apple first introduced Siri, that had a human voice and it was helpful in number of ways, Now Microsoft is going to release its intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator named as Cortana, that is expected to be better than Siri.
Considering the competition level Google have to come with some thing better than Google Now, Whose features are very basic and it need alot more enhancement and improvement in it.
Although many users have been using Google Now in devices like Nexus 5 and Moto G, and they are quite satisfied with the personal assistant, but if we consider the level of Siri, Android Surely need a more smarter Google now in Android 4.5 LolliPop.
After the release of Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 Kitkat, The users were not at all satisfied with the camera, and all the blame was thrown on to the hardware of LG, The pictures were blurry and the night result was very Poor, But After the release of Android 4.4.2 that was a bug fixer, Nexus 5 camera result went way too better than it was before, Although it still can not compete with iOS camera app and the Apps of windows that are pre-installed in the Operating system.
Now in order to stand along the competitors in the camera department, Google needs to make alot of improvement in Camera in 4.5 Lollipop
Innovation in Security Mechanism
Android 4.4 Kitkat had a big security notch when it was released the lock screen could be opened with the password, although it wa fixed in the 4.4.2 update, A software life depends upon its security, Although Android is free for all so we dont see many developers and hackers trying to get something out of it, still Smartphones should provide flawless security ti its users, Apple introduced touch ID in their latest operating system and Smartphone, We are expecting something like a face recognizer in the upcoming Android 4.5 lollipop, Even if its not a Face recognizer or fingerprint scanner, A complete and flawless security system should be present to safeguard the personal information and data present on the smartphone.
Other expected features of Android 4.5 are as follows:
- Enhanced multi-device Support
- SMS Synchronization
- Better video chat application
- Improved notification Center
- Improved networking between multiple Android devices
- Improved control center for apps permission
Above features are not officially announced by the Android but these features are expected, As these are the most discussed features in the users of Android. In the comments sections, you can write down the features you are expecting from Android 4.5 LolliPop.