“L” is for “Lollipop”: Google Announces Android 5.0, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9

The long wait is finally over! Google has unveiled its newest mobile operating system, the Android 5.0 Lollipop, together with the much-talked about Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.

With over 5,000 new APIs for developers, Lollipop has been designed to be compatible with a wide array of devices ranging from smartphones to television sets. It features “Material Design”, which makes it easier to leave one device and continue on another, so that results of a search you made on your tablet can be retrieved on your desktop upon logging on.

Lollipop also has more customizable settings, enabling you to choose which notifications should be activated depending on your environment. It also extends your battery life to up to 90 minutes.

Together with Lollipop, Google has also unveiled the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9, the first two devices which will run on its latest OS.

Nexus Family with Android Lollipop

Nexus Family with Android Lollipop

Developed in conjunction with Motorola, the Nexus 6 boasts of a 6-inch Quad HD display backed and bordered by a contoured aluminum frame that’s accented by an impressive 13MP rear camera. It features a Turbo Charger, which gives you up to six hours of continuous use with only 15 minutes of charging time.

On the other hand, Google worked together with HTC to produce the Nexus 9, a tablet sporting an 8.9-inch screen with brushed metal sides. It’s complemented by a keyboard folio that can fold in two different angles and can be magnetically attached to the device.

The Nexus 9 will be released in the US starting November 3, while the Nexus 6 will come out in stores at a later date. For those with Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10, and Google Play edition devices, the good news is that you’re next up for a taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop, as the upgrade will be available in the coming weeks.

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Info and photos from Android and Google Blog

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