Twelve great features in Android 5.0 Lollipop

In today's Android roundup: Twelve of the best features in Android 5.0 Lollipop. Plus: Google releases its Google Fit health app, and popular music app djay 2 is now available for Android

Android users are revved up for the final release of Android 5.0 Lollilop. The new version of Android promises many changes and new features that might make it the best version of Android ever. The Verge takes a look at twelve of the best new features in Android 5.0.

According to The Verge:

Luckily, we got a chance to sit down with some Google execs last week to get a walkthrough of the coolest features. We won’t know everything until we actually have a chance to use the final version, but there are some clever additions we saw last week. Here are some of our favorites.

Tap and Go

Ok Google

Double tap to wake

Ambient Display

Face unlock

Lock screen notifications

Priority Mode

Guest Mode

Pin Apps

Improved Quick Settings


Material Design

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If you haven't already, you should definitely check out the official Android 5.0 Lollipop site. Google has a list of the new features (scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "See All Features").

Check out this video walk-through of Android 5.0's features:

You can also get some Android 5.0 Lollipop wallpapers via the Material Wallpapers app in the Google Play store. And the developer has even released a second version called Material Wallpapers 2.

Google Fit app released

The Verge also reports on the release of the Google Fit app.

According to The Verge:

Google's answer to Apple's HealthKit has arrived. Today the company launched its Google Fit app for Android. Much like Apple's solution, Fit offers a central place to monitor your health goals and workout stats. When used as a standalone health tracker, the app will monitor your walking, running and cycling, Google says. Goals based on duration or total steps can be established, with Fit keeping you aware of your progress throughout each day.

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