Android Lollipop Features or we can say that Android Lollipop hidden Features

Android Lollipop Features or we can say that Android Lollipop hidden Features

1.We heart Easter eggs!

To set the mood, let’s start with a relatively well-known feature (yes, feature) of Android 5.0 Lollipop – the hidden Easter egg.

As some of you will know, Google is in the habit of putting those in all major Android updates – Gingerbread had one, and so did Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat. Lollipop is no exception, but here’s the twist: Google added an entire game. That’s right, if you go to Settings > About phone > Tap on Android versions 4 times in a quick succession, you’ll unlock the Easter egg. But to get to the game itself, you’ll have to tap on the lollipop in the image several times and then long-press it. Yep, it’s a Flappy Bird tribute, courtesy of Google itself!


2.Tap & go

If you’re switching to an Android 5.0 Lollipop device instead of updating, then you’ll love the new Tap & Go service available during the initial phone setup. Its function is fairly simple from where we’re standing: Google gives you the option to pair the Lollipop-touting device with any Android 4.1+ smartphone through NFC in order for things like your accounts to be quickly transferred to it over Bluetooth. From there, you can also choose whether you’d like to restore a backup generated by your old device, including apps and app data.

This is extremely handy and should make the transition to a new Lollipop device easier than ever – even your icons and folders are installed and then arranged in the same way they were on the host device!



Another tiny bit of functionality that Google added with Android is a new indicator that will try to estimate the time left until your battery is fully charged when you’re plugged in. The firmware needs a few minutes before giving you an approximation, so sit tight.

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4. Captain Obvious: Lockscreen shortcuts


This one should be painfully obvious, but in case you haven’t noticed, the lockscreen of (stock) Lollipop gives you two shortcuts – the Dialer and Camera app on the bottom left and right. Just swipe up from the icon to access them.


5. Access Google Now cards


While still on the topic of the Lollipop lockscreen, you should also know that you can quickly access your Google Now cards without even unlocking your phone – just swipe down starting on top of your existing notifications to reveal them.

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6 Find businesses’ phone numbers easily

The much-improved Dialer in Lollipop allows you to search for the phone numbers of various publicly-listed businesses. All you have to do is use the search bar on top and input, say, Hard Rock Cafe. You’ll get a number of suggestions depending on your location – just tap on one and the relevant phone number will be automatically dialed. Handy!

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7. Overwrite default Camera settings

This one has been true for a while now, but if you just got yourself a stock Lollipop device (say a Nexus 6), you should definitely check up with the default Camera app in order to improve the quality of your shots and video. Indeed, if you swipe from the left once inside and follow the little cog and then enter the Resolution & quality submenu, you’ll find a number of options available. Make sure you set the quality to the highest option possible everywhere to get the best result


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