Android 4.5 Lollipop OS to Receive a Facelift?
By Kristin Dian Mariano | April 24, 2014 4:46 PM EST
A Google Android figurine sits on the welcome desk as employee Tracy McNeilly smiles at the new Google office in Toronto, November 13, 2012.
While Google fans anticipate the release of 4.4.3 version of Android Kitkat OS, the company was expected to be working on the next generation of Android mobile software for its imminent release in June. The report said the alleged 4.5 Lollipop was in the Google pipeline as it was speculated the new software will be announced at the company's I/O Conference, which will kick off on June 25.
Rumors added Google aims for a total rethink of its Android and Web apps as leaked photos which emerged in the previous week showed how Android 4.5 may look like.
According to Android Police, it seemed Google tries to standardize the appearance of Android icons or making mobile icons to resemble Web icons.
Previous rumors suggested Android 4.5 Lollipop OS will show off HTML5 interface and Chrome and search integration. Google's Android 4.5 is set to bring a change by unifying Chrome, Android and search altogether.
In a separate report, Android Police said Google will significantly revamp the user interface. The report added the company was currently experimenting with Project Hera, which "essentially represented Google's effort to unify the experience users have in Android, Chrome, and Search all on your Android-powered device."
Google's new interface will be the new HTML5-style interface, which allows actions to run without fully opening the app. Also, Project Hera would allow easier integration between Chrome and search on mobile devices running Android. Hera was believed to be built on Google's Chromium platform.
Other features of the next-gen Android OS to expect are additional support for processor and graphics chipset, support for 64-bit processors, enable usage of higher RAM chipset, expanded software drivers, better management of defragmentation, retain 512 MB RAM support from Android KitKat, wider compatibility with mobile networks and improvements on the camera.
Also included are video and audio experience, expanded gaming experience, better multitasking, performance and battery life, optimization for smoother user experience, more usable apps and services, management on bloatware, re-enable microSD card writing support and segmentation of firmware for older devices.
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