UpdatedNexus 5 and 7 Lolipop images posted.

ChazUK

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Great so far.

Very few Google applications on this release. Most of them are AOSP versions (like the browser you can see in my screenshots).

Going to install a few apps on my N5 then update the N7.

Mine required a bootloader unlock I should say. :p
 

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Chodite

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Sexy time! While I am getting a Galaxy Note 4, I've decided to pick up a Nexus 9 tablet in a few weeks, just to play with 5.0. Goodbye iPad 3!
 

ChazUK

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Initial impressions positive.

Very polished so far and lots more subtle animations than any previous Android release.

Going to do some app testing to look for incompatibilites but the basics are working fine at the moment (hangouts, Instagram, Press, Pocket, Chrome)

If there's no show stopping issues, I'll be sticking to this.
 

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Lloydbm41

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So far couldn't get twitter or facebook to even load, MX player does not function, and Prism does an auto forceclose.

These devs have had plenty of time to get ready for ART. I hate how they wait til the last second.
 

ipodlover77

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Does the hangouts app look different? More stream lined or do the apps more or so look the same.
 

ChazUK

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So far couldn't get twitter or facebook to even load, MX player does not function, and Prism does an auto forceclose.

These devs have had plenty of time to get ready for ART. I hate how they wait til the last second.
No issues with Twitter or Facebook here. Had no incompatibility issues on either the N7 or 5 yet! :eek:

Truly is unfinished software. :D
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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Things I like about Lolipop over KitKat on the Nexus 7 .....

FAST ... It's noticeably quicker. Even loading apps that I downloaded for the first time is near instant. It feels like everything is cached. I'm so use to the first run load. It's not just ART, cause I had that enabled on KitKat.

Multiple users ... I haven't created another user, but guest user works nice. Can even switch to different users from the lock screen. But by default you can't create a new user from lock screen unless you enable it in settings.

Lock Screen Notifications .... It's just like the NiLS lock screen app, but looks more refined.

New onscreen buttons .... I like how the triangle back button points in differ directions accordingly. If your using the keyboard, the triangle will point down.

Keyboard ... Predictive text follows your finger as you swipe. The space bar has a noticeably differ sound.

Settings Menu ... Just looking at it speaks for itself.

Sensitive Content option on lock screen ... Has the option to hide sensitive content on lock screen notification. I wonder what's considered sensitive and how they detect it.
 

mattopotamus

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Things I like about Lolipop over KitKat on the Nexus 7 .....

FAST ... It's noticeably quicker. Even loading apps that I downloaded for the first time is near instant. It feels like everything is cached. I'm so use to the first run load. It's not just ART, cause I had that enabled on KitKat.

Multiple users ... I haven't created another user, but guest user works nice. Can even switch to different users from the lock screen. But by default you can't create a new user from lock screen unless you enable it in settings.

Lock Screen Notifications .... It's just like the NiLS lock screen app, but looks more refined.

New onscreen buttons .... I like how the triangle back button points in differ directions accordingly. If your using the keyboard, the triangle will point down.

Keyboard ... Predictive text follows your finger as you swipe. The space bar has a noticeably differ sound.

Settings Menu ... Just looking at it speaks for itself.

Sensitive Content option on lock screen ... Has the option to hide sensitive content on lock screen notification. I wonder what's considered sensitive and how they detect it.
The arrow does that for KitKat. The back arrow becomes a down arrow for the keyboard.
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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Now I understand how sensitive notifications can be blocked from the lock screen. It's in the App notifications under the Sound & notification settings. Tap on an app and it shows the options for .... Block, Priority, and Sensitive.
 

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Is it me or is there no double tap to wake option anywhere?
I hope I am wrong, but I have a feeling Google will save that exclusively for the Nexus 6 & 9.

Should be there in most AOSP ROMs though, which is awesome as having it baked into the source code means I won't have to deal with the hassle of finding a kernel that works well.
 

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I hope I am wrong, but I have a feeling Google will save that exclusively for the Nexus 6 & 9.

Should be there in most AOSP ROMs though, which is awesome as having it baked into the source code means I won't have to deal with the hassle of finding a kernel that works well.
I hope you are wrong as well. I love DT2W.

I'm noticing quite a few new things I had not noticed on the LPV79 preview. It looks like Google reset and copied iOS control center quick select apps. Take a look:
 

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Stooby Mcdoobie

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I hope you are wrong as well. I love DT2W.

I'm noticing quite a few new things I had not noticed on the LPV79 preview. It looks like Google reset and copied iOS control center quick select apps. Take a look:
Yeah I noticed that as well. I like it; the old quick settings menu always felt a bit cluttered to me.
 

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Anyone else notice 'smartlock' in security settings?

Any BT device or NFC tag can be set up as a trusted device to allow the phone to be unlocked without a pin or gesture. Once my connected smart watch is out of range, my phone requires my pin to be unlocked. Nice little feature!
 

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Another nice feature. Long press on any notification in recent or on the lock screen and find out more info, like when it came in and what app it came from. Check the gif out

 
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