Okay guys, we are coming up on the final weeks before Android 5.0 Lollipop hits OTA and a close to final version of Android 5.0 has been released for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). Our friends at Droid-Life have already gone and ahead and flashed their devices over to give all of us a preview of what to expect. In this close to final version, we get to see some new features, better performance, and a few UI tweaks done to the beautifully crafted Material Design. Now keep in mind that this is the final preview we will get and all of the API’s are final. So what we’re seeing here is what we will see once the over the air updates start rolling out in the coming weeks. So by the time this does come out, minor tweaks and a few bugs getting stepped on will be done and we’ll finally get to enjoy the sweetness of Lollipop.
Now that we have this final version what makes it different than the last? Well there are a few things and we’ll go over them with you. The first one that I would like to point out is the clear all notifications button that was missing when the preview was first released. A lot of people were questioning the missing button and now with this final release it is there. The overall OS has been polished completely and from the looks of the video, it runs really smooth. Everything from Google Now to the app drawer has the material design touch. The animations look really awesome too and can only be enjoyed if you have the preview flashed on to your device.
Other minor tweaks included in this final preview are the two finger swipe to go directly to your quick settings, the shrunken down navigation buttons, and the multiple user account switch available in Google Now. I could simply go on and on about how awesome this final preview is but we have a video provided by Droid-Life that gives you a short little tour over everything we’ve gone over today. We still got a few more weeks before the OTA of Android 5.0 Lollipop hits the streets, but in the meantime, check out the video and share your thoughts with us.