The update delivers the Android 5.0 update underneath, with a couple of mandatory cosmetic changes to the UI. We have the new recents menu, notifications shade and the lock screen notifications that look similar to the Nexus devices.
More importantly there is ART, the Android runtime that made an appearance with KitKat and now runs on Lollipop by default. This makes the OS stutter-free and all those animations buttery smooth.
While we knew that an update was headed our way. We are simply impressed at the time that the company took to deliver the update for its affordable smartphone. While Cyanogen recently announced the update for Google’s MediaTek-powered Android One range, Android smartphone owners higher up the chain must be fuming by the fact that their brands have not delivered the same yet.