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Google Android 5.0

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.

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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Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

90
rishav81515
All it needed was push to upgrade my N5 to Android L. Initially I was hesitating...read more
100
James Chamberlain
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
80
NoNameAtAll
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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86
Average Critic Score

Openness

70
 

Ease of use

80
 

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)

80
 

Configurability

85
 

Speed

80
 

How It Stacks Up

52

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

53
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

73
 

User

76
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

83
 

User

77
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

94
 
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How It Stacks Up

52

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

53
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

73
 

User

76
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

83
 

User

77
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

94
 
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