Published source platform Android 5.0

Google has announced the publication of the source platform Android 5.0 “Lollipop” in a public repository AOSP. At the opening of the inner branches are synchronized Android, developed in the bowels of Google, c public repository, which are formed on the basis of independent assembly platform. Currently, the code is already available for download via the public Git-repository project.

In Git-repository available two branches android-5.0.0_r2 and android-5.0.0_r1, which is represented by a set of components to support the devices and Nexus Player Nexus 9. The code to support other devices will be presented later. A few days later the merger will take Android 5.0 Lollipop with master-branch repository. After some time, also is expected to publish the binary components used in the manual for smartphones Nexus, as well as ready-made firmware for devices Nexus. These components, combined with open source will allow to assemble their own firmware, similar in features with the standard firmware.

Android 5.0 version is notable for the implementation of such significant innovations as a new approach to the user interface, the involvement of the runtime ART instead of virtual machine Dalvik, redesigned notification system, including developments to increase energy efficiency, support for OpenGL ES 3.1, the use of 64-bit processors, application end2end-encrypting stored in cloud services user data is updated on the basis of WebView Chromium, adaptation for use on smart TVs, and wearable devices. A detailed review of the improvements Android 5.0 can be found in the text of the first announcement of the platform.

At the same time with the open source Android 5.0 began to spread firmware updates for smartphones and tablets Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10. In the coming months with the Android 5.0 update is also expected for the devices Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, Droid Ultra , Droid Maxx, Droid Mini, HTC One M8, HTC One M7, LG G3, LG G2 Pro. Not yet officially announced, but it is likely that the update will also be prepared for the device Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, HTC One (M7), Sony Z Ultra, LG G Pad 8.3, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 V and Xperia Z3.

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