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    Android KitKat to Android Lollipop upgrade


    Read this thread to know the features and comparison between Android KitKat and Android Lollipop OS version. Also learn how to upgrade from your phone from Kitkat to Lollipop.

    We recently came to know about Android L or Android Lollipop 5.0 OS that was launched by Google. Can we upgrade our smartphone from Android KitKat to Android Lollipop OS? What are the different features of Android Lollipop compare to Android KitKat? Kindly advice.
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    The devices that will get Android L update
    Google:
    Nexus 4
    Nexus 5
    Nexus 7 (2012)
    Nexus 7 (2013)
    Nexus 10

    HTC One (M7)
    HTC One (M8)
    Samsung Galaxy S4
    Moto G
    Sony Z Ultra
    LG G Pad 8.3

    Micromax Canvas A1
    Spice Dream UNO
    Karbonn Sparkle V

    Motorola:
    Moto X
    Moto X 2nd Gen.
    Moto G
    Moto G 4G LTE
    Moto G 2nd Gen.
    Moto E
    Droid Ultra
    Droid Maxx
    Droid Mini

    Sony:
    Xperia Z
    Xperia ZL
    Xperia ZR
    Xperia Z1
    Xperia Z1s
    Xperia Z Ultra
    Xperia Z1 Compact
    Xperia Z2
    Xperia Z2 Tablet
    Xperia Z3
    Xperia Z3v
    Xperia Z3 Compact
    Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

    HTC:
    One (M7)
    One (M8)
    One mini
    One mini 2

    NVIDIA:
    SHIELD Tablet

    OnePlus:
    OnePlus One


    The listed devices only will get Android Lollipop (5.0) update officially.
    If the device not listed so you can use custom ROMs to upgrade your device OS to Lollipop after release of official update of lollipop to maximum devices.

    Differences between Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android KitKat


    1. Android 5.0 Lollipop vs. Android KitKat - User interface:
    New soft buttons of back(triangle arrow), home(circle), recent apps(square) available in Lollipop.
    Roboto font updated in Lollipop.
    New wallpapers are available.
    Icons comes with smoother edges.
    The flatness seen in KitKat is still present and correct, but it comes with a twist: realism. Animation is going to play a big part in the new design, and Android Lollipop will adopt real-time shadows to give its interface more depth and make it look a little more dynamic.

    2. Android 5.0 Lollipop vs. Android KitKat - Battery saving:
    Lollipop has default battery management like:
    Low usage of CPU that will boost battery saving up-to 90 minutes.
    Time left for full charge and estimated time left before need to charge.
    KitKat doesn't have such features but possible with help of external third party apps.

    3. Android 5.0 Lollipop vs. Android KitKat - Notifications and lock-screen:
    Notifications and lock-screen are merged in Lollipop.
    It is able to show important notification with the help of priority of notifications.
    Useful content on lock screen to use.

    4. Android 5.0 Lollipop vs. Android KitKat - Security:
    Manage accounts: create accounts like we done in Windows OS of PC like guest and administrator account. Secure sharing of device to avoid sharing personal data to a person.
    Pairing of device also made easy with high security. Pairing of devices like cars and wearables.


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