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The most thorough review of Lollipop that every Android fan must read

Published Dec 2nd, 2014 10:45AM EST
Android 5.0 Lollipop Review AnandTech

Android 5.0 Lollipop might be the biggest overhaul Android has ever received and giving it a proper review requires a lot of time and a lot of words. The good news for Android fans is that AnandTech has done just that and has posted the most through breakdown of everything new we’ve seen in Android so far.

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In the review, AnandTech offers detailed comparisons between Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 4.4 KitKat across a huge variety of different Android features including the default lock screen, the app launcher, the keyboard and navigation buttons, the notification drawer, the recent apps display, Google’s default camera API, the contacts list and the calculator. Yes, you read that right — even the calculator’s Material Design makeover is worthy of AnandTech’s attention.

In its conclusion, AnandTech is hugely positive about Lollipop and it says it represents a huge step forward for the platform just as iOS 7 did for Apple back in 2013.

“Google really hit the nail on the head with Android Lollipop,” the publication writes. “Moving from KitKat to Lollipop still provides you with a familiar Android experience, but it almost feels like getting a brand new phone in a way. There’s a brand new UI, and big improvements to performance. But unlike the upgrade to iOS 7, Android Lollipop hasn’t plagued my devices with application crashes and other bugs.”

We haven’t done the whole review justice and you should really check out the whole thing for yourself by clicking the source link below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.