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Android 5.0 Lollipop: The 5 Best Features of Google’s New OS

·Technology Editor

Google’s Android is the most widely used mobile operating system in the world. But the world is changing, and operating systems have to keep up. With the new version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop, Google is making one of its most significant Android updates yet.

The biggest update to the operating system since its launch in 2008, Lollipop brings a variety of improvements to the mobile OS. We’re talking changes to everything from how the operating system looks to how it functions.

What’s more, Lollipop brings a handful of new features to Android, including the ability to read your notifications on your phone’s lock screen, a built-in battery saving mode, and multiple user accounts.

There’s even a new Smart Lock feature that automatically unlocks your smartphone or tablet whenever a trusted device such as a smartwatch or Bluetooth-enabled car are within a certain range. Go outside that range, though, and you’ll have to use a regular old PIN or pattern to unlock.

All of that just scratches the surface of what Android Lollipop has to offer. If you want to know more, check out the Yahoo Tech David Pogue review of Lollipop. And for an idea of how Android works on a smartphone, check out our review of Google’s Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus 6 smartphone.

Email Daniel at dhowley@yahoo-inc.com; follow him on Twitter at@DanielHowley or on Google+ here.