The next generation of Android OS dubbed as 4.5 Lollipop will be like a desktop OS packed into a mobile device.
Google is about to unveil the next flavor of Android OS at the company's annual I/O Conference on June 25. Rumors claimed that the upcoming mobile software will have the functions of a desktop OS coming to smartphones and tablets.
Reports claimed that Android 4.5 will redesign its user interface. According to a report of Android Police, the company was currently experimenting with Project Hera, which "essentially represents Google's effort to unify the experience users have in Android, Chrome, and Search all on your Android-powered device."
The new project aimed to alter the experience of users who run Google's Search and Chrome apps on their Android phones. It is also expected that Google will integrate HTML 5 that will enable the users to multi-tasking windows. The project was inspired by Ubuntu's Edge and Google wanted to ease the transition from the mobile phone to the desktop for most users.
Reports said that the new OS will allow users to start a task on the computer, then pause and leave it as a Google task card, which can be completed in one's smartphone. Moreover, Google plans to make its voice assistant OK Google to be as competent as Siri by giving it a facelift.
Fans also expected that Android 4.5 Lollipop will support the processor and graphics chipset of the smartphone. This is relevant since it was rumored that upcoming devices will soon pack upgraded processors with 64-bit architecture, which will make the processing smoother and more stable.
Android 4.5 Lollipop OS is also rumored to give emphasis to the smartphone's security as Android is being targeted by mobile malware given that the operating system is an open source. There were some apps in the PlayStore that are loaded with bloatware that make users turn to .apk or installable files instead of downloading the files in order to avoid the malware. Thus, Google is expected to resolve this issue in the upcoming OS.