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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
james99c
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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Key Specs

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

Type

Type
Mobile / embedded OS

Kernel

Architecture
64-bit
Multitasking
Yes

Interface

Graphical interface
Yes

Source

Source model
Open