On Wednesday (Oct. 15), Google announced the latest version of its Android OS, along with three new Nexus Devices.
The new version, called Android 5.0 Lollipop (Android L for short) will power the new Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus Player streaming media device.
"Lollipop's most obvious new features come in the form of visual enhancements and user interface changes, which Google has dubbed Material Design," wrote The Verge's Dan Seifert (Oct. 15).
"The platform has new, more fluid animations, a cleaner design with a bolder color palette, a revamped multittasking menu, and offers new ways to interact with your voice. Many of the new Material Design features can be seen in the recent updates that Google has released for its own Android apps such as Google+.
"The Material Design initiative is meant to unify the software's look and feel across various form factors, whether that's a tablet, smartphone, home media streamer, or something else."