Android 5.0 Update Lollipop Available in December

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Google has officially finalized the software for its biggest Android update yet, Android 5.0 Lollipop, but most Android owners will probably have to wait a little while to get it stated businessinsider.com.

It is up to the carriers and phone manufacturers to decide when the update rolls out to various phone models reported businessinsider.com. No official announcements have been made, but Samsung is rumored to update its Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop in December.

When you are  setting up your new Lollipop device for the first time, you’ll be presented with the option to “tap and go.” This NFC-and-Bluetooth-powered data transfer lets you move all of your Google Account details, configuration settings, data and apps over to a new device just by placing your old phone or tablet against it. Widgets and wallpaper are swapped over as well reported gizmodo.com.

Android 5.0 Lollipop lets you set up a list of important apps that are allowed to disturb you even when most aren’t. Head to Settings -> Sound & notification -> App notifications and you can choose to block each app or mark it as a priority one stated gizmodo.com. Tap the volume slider on your device to activate priority mode indefinitely or for one hour (a star will appear in the status bar).

New to Android 5.0 Lollipop is the ability to see how much time is left before the battery runs out of juice, or how long you need to wait before your device is fully charged up.

Android 5.0 Lollipop includes a built-in battery saver mode that you can get to kick in at 15 percent battery, 5 percent battery or never (you can also switch it on and off manually).

Sharing devices with other people (friends, colleagues, family members, distracted children) can be a real pain, but Lollipop’s new Guest Mode eases it somewhat reported gizmodo.com. You can access Guest Mode by dragging down the notification drawer, tapping on your user account avatar, and then selecting Add guest from the menu (or just Guest if you’ve been through the process before).

Like earlier versions of Android, Lollipop has an Easter egg to unlock. Go to Settings -> About phone then tap quickly four times on the Android version entry stated gizmodo.com. Once the Lollipop graphic appears, tap quickly on it several times then finish with a long press to launch a clone of Flappy Bird with an Android robot in place of the bird. It’s just as frustrating to play as the original too.

The blog Sam Mobile claims to have gotten its hands on both a Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 running the newest version of Android, so here’s a look at what to expect stated businessinsider.com.

The company has also teased that the software upgrade is coming soon for the Galaxy Note 4 stated businessinsider.com.