As we wait for Google's yearly I/O developer’s conference, it's exciting to think of what new discoveries will be brought to the table. Since Google with Android 4.1 came out last year, it's very probable that this year they will be delivering Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. We've made our own predictions about five different features that this update just might be boasting.
1. More Project Butter for even fluider animations
Google first released Project Butter with Android 4.1, which really made a difference in the system performance. Since then, the entire system has been working a lot more smoothly, coincidently just like butter. Android 4.2 brought further improvements, but personally I think it could get even better. I'm absolutely positive that with its version 5, Android will be further polished and will get rid of the remaining annoying stutters.
2. More control over the user profiles
Ever since Android 4.2 came about, you can now set up more than one user account on your tablet. On the downside, it lacks important setting options. This doesn't allow you to determine one user profile specifically for certain apps. A clear split between private and work profiles Blackberry-style would be a positive step for Android.
3. Consistent news with ''Google Babble''
Google Talk, SMS, Google+, Google Voice....The list of Google's various news services is very long. Thankfully, the company is already working on Google Babble, which will centralized all news feeds and notifications. It looks like Google Babble could be presented along side Android 5.0 and then later on, it might be offered to older Android versions as an app.
4. Improved widgets for the lockscreen
Ever since Android 4.2 came to be, you can now put widgets on your lockscreen. However, you can't just use any widget and are restricted to using only the lockscreen-developped ones, like the popular DashClock for example. Switching between widget pages is also not set up that well. This could possibly change with Android 5.0, where Google could provide widgets with more functions. This would allow for all important information to be placed in direct view, without first having to unlock your device or swiping your lockscreen.
5. A brighter user interface
With its current versions, Android has retained its usual design. On the other hand, with Google Now and even Play Store getting a cleaned-up facelift and I think that Android 5.0 will follow suit. It might just drift away from dark colors and adopt a brighter and friendlier look that appears more complete, giving the system a more homogeneous feel. I'm actually quite happy with how Android looks at the moment, but this is just a logical step forward. What’s more, the brighter look will most likely appeal to more users than the present black and blue variation.
What do you think? What new functions and features will Android 5.0 adopt and which ones should be kicked to the curb?