Android 5.0 Lollipop’s AOSP code has now been fully uploaded and it’s, hopefully, only a matter of time before factory images start showing up for Nexus owners (whether that’s hours or days, it’s hard to say). In the meantime, Al Sutton of Funky Android has now given us a complete list of changes from KitKat to Lollipop, for those interested in an extremely detailed look at what’s new.
While we’d love to publish the list here in full, it’s way too long, as so we recommend heading over to the AOSP changelog to get a better look. What we can tell you is that there are 128,680 commits, which is substantially more than any previous Android update! These changes go way beyond Material Design, improved notifications and some of the other changes we’ve highlighted in the past. As you’d imagine, many of these changes are bug fixes and other optimizations, and many of the listed changes are very technical.
The biggest takeaway for end-users is that Android 5.0 Lollipop is a substantial change from the Android 4.x family and seems very much worthy of its full number jump. It’s also worth noting that many Android bugs should be gone for good, though new releases tend to introduce new issues of their own. Impressed by Lollipop so far, based on everything we know and have seen? If not, what else would you like to have seen with Android 5.0?