Google had promised at last June's I/O conference that they were putting the finishing touches on “the biggest release in the history of Android”. This week they began the rollout of Lollipop and the early reviews have been positive. Lollipop is essentially the coming out party for Material Design, a highly visual programming language that Mashable claims “will reshape Android as we know it”.
The blogs agree that Lollipop is looking good. Business Insider ran down the list of new features and PC World focused on the quick settings which will add to the ease of Android use. Gizmodo was enthralled with the colors and animations, declaring Lollipop “the most beautiful operating system”.
Google began the rollout process with its own Nexus line. A schedule for other manufacturers was not announced but both ReadWrite and GigaOm offered their best guesses as to when HTC, Motorola, Samsung and the rest will get their impressive new look. Lollipop was designed to run on most Android handsets currently in use.