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By Fariz Hadi. Published on Jan 20, 2015. 0
Compare With: Android KitKat and Android Lollipop
Android is one operating system you are sure of finding in all modern tech devices. For long, people thought the Android KitKat had everything an appealing OS would have. It is, however, surprising that with the arrival of the Android Lollipop, the smartness of our gadgets has taken a new twist.
That does not, however, mean KitKat is outdated. It also has its strengths. This detailed comparison will provide information on the two Android versions.
Google has gone a step further and has introduced massive changes to the android system by improving the overall security features. It has come with innovations such as facial recognition and improved pattern unlocks. In this regard, Android KitKat is a bit analogue and misses most of these enhanced features. Android Lollipop is has put more emphasis on security using two latest methods.
The two new features are current location and Android wear. In android wear, you can use you shiny ring as the authentication tool to bypass the phone’s passcode. Every time it detects the ring, it unlocks. Using current location, users can designate safe zones such as homes when the phone disables the lock code.
Although it is advancement in security, it still poses security risks. If both the phone and ring are stolen, all your personal information can be availed to the unwarranted party. In fact, unwarranted party will have the advantage of unlocking the phone and pretending to be the owner when selling it.
The latest news going round on Android Lollipop is its appearance that has been dubbed as “material” by Google. Although it has several similarities with the KitKat, it is clear Lollipop has taken a new twist in terms of aesthetic value.
In Lollipop, there is a change of flatness in the previous design and is more animated. It has real-time shadows that makes it more dynamic and with a deeper interface. The shadows will enable users and developers perform several visual customizations in all their apps. The aesthetic value is both 3D and flat which offers more fun and animations.
Ever since the inception of Android, its notification system has indeed been one of the best among all operating systems. With Android Lollipop, Google has enhanced the feature and made it more appealing than ever before. Notifications have now been integrated with the lock screen and you no longer need to unlock your phone to view them.
Lollipop notifications pops up at the top of the screen and will not obstruct your current activity. You can also choose to ignore messages and calls without quitting your current activity. KitKat has the same functionality but can be best termed as half-baked.
Android Lollipop will be equipped with a system that determines what elements are consuming power in unnecessary rate. Volta will provide battery stats and will spot apps with potential problems. Additionally, it will have the option of making them efficient. The default battery saving mode is, however, absent on the Android Lollipop. KitKat only provides data on the app consuming more power, but with no option of correcting the vice.
As seen in the above comparison, one can be quick to judge that Android Lollipop is better than KitKat. It is, however, evident that the former has countless improvements over the latter.
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