Gartner Research

Key Impacts of Google Android Lollipop on Enterprise Mobile App Development

Published: 26 November 2014

ID: G00270528

Analyst(s): Jason Wong, Rob Smith, Magnus Revang

Summary

Google released a significant mobile operating system update with Android Lollipop. Mobile strategists need to consider four key impacts that Android Lollipop and other updates will have on enterprise mobile development teams building native Android business-to-employee (B2E) apps.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Android Lollipop (version 5.0) OS introduces a drastic change to the user interface in Google's new material design language, which creates new challenges and opportunities for app developers
  • As the Android Studio IDE enters beta, developers need to prepare for it, eventually, to be the default development environment for all Android-based devices
  • Android Runtime and interlocking app features require developers to evaluate existing apps to leverage new capabilities and prevent incompatibility
  • Android Lollipop incorporates a significant number of new management and security features that enterprises must factor into supporting Android apps and devices

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