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Google Android 5.0

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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Lollipop is the biggest Android update yet, featuring a pleasant new design and loads of clever features that enhance the user experience.

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Pros
  • Beautiful redesign
  • Notifications are much better
  • Support for multiple user accounts
  • Improvements in performance
  • Smart Lock
Cons
  • Some UI elements can be confusing
  • Limited multi-pane support in landscape mode, and no split-screen multitasking
  • Some users will lament lack of lock screen widgets
  • Overview can get too crowded with tabs

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Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 5

84
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 10
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Mobile / embedded OS
Source model
Open
Architecture
64-bit
Type
Source model
Architecture
Mobile / embedded OS
Open
64-bit

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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

80
phoenix07
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
bradsorrell
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
50
AirOp
1. Actively hostile keyboard.a. It tries to capitalize the last half of words,...read more
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