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It hasn’t been long yet that users had started to get their hands dirty on Android 4.4 KitKat and there are already some reports showing that Android 4.5 Lollipop will be out soon. Android 4.5 is expected to be launced later this June. If you would have noticed, all Android versions have had names in an alphabetical order. Its time for ‘L’ and that is what brings it to Lollipop.

Flat and minimalist design

As per Android Police, the latest version of Android will have a style named as Moonshine and is expected to have a flat and clean design standing in line with the existing iOS 7 for iPhone users. The buttons will have a minimalist and cleaner appearance and would be less cluttered as it is currently. The icons came up as a part of the latest Hera Gmail interface as in 4.5 version.

The navigation bar in the Google+ might be changed from grey to bright red in Android 4.5. This would be in sync with the menu background being changed to a red shade. You might also get to see a change in the color of the screen that comes up when you open a menu within an application. The home button will now be taken off and replaced by a Google button. For the multitasking button, it will be made as a hexagonal design now.

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Hera Update – HTML 5 Integration

With the integration of HTML 5, Google is looking to make interactive app windows. They will no longer be seen as static ones and you would be able to carry out actions rather than just see them as a screenshot of the open apps. What this could do is that it will allow you to reply to a text message without the need of entering into the app. This is similar to what Apple demonstrated for iOS 8 at the recently concluded WWDC14.

Interaction improvements

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The new Android update will make transfer of data from your PC to phone and vice-versa a seamless process. Once you have started a task on your laptop, you would be able to continue the same in your smartphone. This is obviously aimed at not delaying the already started work. Again, this is similar to what Apple demonstrated as the ‘continuity’ feature in their new operating systems for iPhone and Mac computers.

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What more are you expecting from Android 4.5 Lollipop? Share in the comments below.

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