Android 5.0 Lollipop is the latest version of Google’s Android operating system. While there are many helpful features which have made this operating system worth using, there are also a few things which are not up to the mark. Some components of Android 5.0 Lollipop feel as if they have been either implemented early or have been completed in a rush.
Want to know about the 5 worst things in this latest version of Android? Check out this post.
- Oversimplification of Material Design
With the aim of simplifying interface design, the changes that were made did not please everyone. Several options which were available on the surface earlier are now concealed in menus. The new Gmail is probably the most which has faced the brunt of Material Design. It now comes with compose and search buttons which will be available to the users with a single tap. Power users are already feeling frustrated with this change.
- No feature to Compete Against ‘Continuity’
‘Continuity’ is one of the best features of iOS 8 which lets users to ‘hand-off’ messages, calls and more. However, for Android 5.0 Lollipop, there is no feature to compete with this ‘Continuity’ of iOS 8. This is something which is not expected from a Google product, which is otherwise known for its Cloud syncing between things like Calendar, Drive, Gmail, Hangouts and Docs.
- Tap & Go
While this is a great feature of the latest Android version, the fact that it is half done makes it worse. With this feature, users will be finally able to move the set up of their old tablet or phone to a new model. Earlier, Android needed third party apps to get a smarter setup and the apps were just dumped on the homescreen on the first log in.
Now, the apps are restored in folders, but the third party app settings are not restored. This feature needs to be developed more.
- Problem of Soft Keys
Google has cloned PlayStation controller keys virtually, which means the size has reduced significantly making it difficult for some users to see the keys properly. The position of the back buttons and the multi-tasking buttons is not proper. The back button which is used more frequently should be placed in a convenient position.
The inclusion of Face Unlock, which unlocks your phone based on facial recognition, is a helpful feature of Lollipop. Earlier versions were cumbersome and slow, whereas now in this version, it is fast and accurate.
However, the feature doesn’t work in every situation. It is not a secure or practical alternative which can help Google Wallet compete with Apple Pay’s TouchID.
These are some of the worst things of Android 5.0 Lollipop version which needs to be worked upon.
Do you think any other feature of Android 5.0 Lollipop needs to be included here? What features do you like, of this latest version of Android? We would love to hear from you.
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