All the Android Kitkat fans have found a new attraction in the form of the latest Android OS i.e. Android 5.0 Lollipop. There have been pretty rave reviews about the material design of Android 5.0 due to its amazingly beautiful transitioning animations as well as new menus. One can check out the features of Lollipop by installing the Android 5.0 SDK with final APIs or downloading the Android L developer preview. It is possible to upgrade to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) for users of Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, etc.
However, there are millions of Android smartphone users who won’t be able to immediately upgrade to Lollipop. So, despite being attracted to the specifications of Android L, such smartphone users would be left disappointed till they switch to a new smartphone that is Android Lollipop upgradable. However, there is a workaround solution for those who have been left spell-bound by the design of Recent Apps menu of Android 5.0. In this article, we shall understand the tricks to download Android Lollipop Recent Apps menu by making use of the Android Fancy Switcher application.
Steps to install Android 5.0 Recent Apps Menu on any Android device
One simply has to go to the Google Playstore and download the Android app “Fancy Switcher”. The link is available at: Fancy Switcher download. This app available under “Personalization” category in the PlayStore has been developed by Jeremy Kabiche.
Once the installation is complete, you can launch this Switcher app by touching the option “Touch To Start” from the Main screen of the app. Once you are inside the app, you first need to select the Style as “Android L” (from the settings menu) to get the menu look of Lollipop OS.
The Fancy Switcher app is available in two versions: Normal as well as Gold. The normal version allows you access to good number of features like 3D icon effect, fast app switching through sidebar, automatic launch of this app, Smart-Slider to switch to last app or Fancy Switcher with just a single swipe, additional styles like grid, classic, coverflow in addition to Android L style, hiding closed apps, etc.
The Gold version will help you unlock several more features of this app like display of unlimited number of apps, more customization options for Smart-Slider, Transitioning effects, backup as well as restore of settings, etc.
From your smartphone’s main screen, you can enable access to this app through a notification that needs to be selected (tapped) to switch to the required Lollipop interface. Alternatively, you can set it up as a shortcut home button by long pressing the home button and choosing “Fancy Switcher” to complete the action always. Either ways, your Android 5.0 Recent apps menu will be ready to use. You simply have to swipe horizontally to hide view of any apps or scroll through various apps vertically. The Smart-Slider feature can be used or disabled depending on your choice.
You can even swipe between open apps and configure the trigger position from the app settings. With so many customization options available, you are bound to fall in love with this app.
The Fancy Switcher app is even being considered as one of the top 5 task switching apps. The fancier approach to switching apps coupled with crisp display of app previews and attractive animations, make this app a must have for all lovers of Android 5.0 new recent apps menu look.
Thus, you need not feel jealous of people using smartphones like Nexus 4, Nexus 5, etc. who would easily be able to install Lollipop. Even without being able to upgrade to this latest Android OS, you could still get a wonderful feel of its recent apps menu on your Android smartphone.