Android Lollipop Encryption

How to enable one of the best security features in Android Lollipop

By on March 25, 2015 at 1:01 PM.

How to enable one of the best security features in Android Lollipop

One of the best built-in features of Android 5.0 Lollipop focuses on security and privacy, even though it comes with one unwelcome side effect: a hit to overall performance. However, in its most recent Lollipop update, Google has disabled the feature – default device encryption – in order to increase the speed of smartphones and tablets already running Android 5.x.

While that move may please users who aren’t interested in having all their data protected by 128-bit AES encryption (it also definitely pleases the government), other Android users may want to reenable it if privacy and security are concerns. More →

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Android Lollipop: On-body Detection

Google quietly added an insanely cool security feature to Android Lollipop

By on March 23, 2015 at 11:58 AM.

Google quietly added an insanely cool security feature to Android Lollipop

Even though some Android device makers have already rolled out devices with embedded fingerprint sensors that offer users added security features, Google has yet to make it a core security feature for Android. But Google is still working on its own interesting solutions for temporarily killing the need for a PIN on smartphones, as the company has just added new functionality to Android 5.0 Lollipop that’s not only cool, but also very useful. More →

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OnePlus One Lollipop Update Release Date

OnePlus One will get its first Lollipop upgrade next week

By on March 18, 2015 at 5:25 PM.

OnePlus One will get its first Lollipop upgrade next week

If you’re an owner of a OnePlus One smartphone, you have a lot to look forward to before the end of the month. In a recent forum post, OnePlus marketing specialist Braden Harwood informed customers that the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop will be available as an OTA update on March 30th. But that’s only the second most exciting update of March for OnePlus. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Samsung LG HTC

Showdown: Comparing Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung, LG and HTC’s top phones

By on February 24, 2015 at 3:55 PM.

Showdown: Comparing Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung, LG and HTC’s top phones

It’s been a long time coming, but many of the latest flagship Android devices have finally received their respective Lollipop updates. Android 5.0 Lollipop has some issues of its own, but there’s no question that the UI is a major visual improvement over its predecessor.

But not every Android 5.0 phone looks the same. More →

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T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

The Galaxy S5’s Lollipop update is now hitting one more U.S. carrier

By on February 18, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The Galaxy S5’s Lollipop update is now hitting one more U.S. carrier

After hitting Verizon and Sprint in previous weeks, the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 is slowly coming to more and more users in the U.S., with T-Mobile being the latest carrier to begin rolling out the new software. More →

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iOS 8 vs. Android 5.0 Lollipop: Crash Rate

The one battle against iOS 8 that Android Lollipop is winning

By on February 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The one battle against iOS 8 that Android Lollipop is winning

iOS 8 and Lollipop are the best versions to date of Apple and Google’s mobile operating systems, yet that doesn’t mean either one is free of flaws. Both iOS 8 and Android 5.0 crash, and a new study from Crittercism reveals that it’s Google’s OS that is more stable than Apple’s. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

Finally: The best phablet in the world is getting Android Lollipop

By on February 11, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Finally: The best phablet in the world is getting Android Lollipop

After releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for a variety of top flagship handsets in the past weeks, including the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3, Samsung has started rolling out the one official Lollipop ROM certain smartphone buyers were waiting for, the one made for the Galaxy Note 4. More →

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Galaxy S5, LG G3, HTC One and M8 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Sprint users: These Android phones are about to get updated to Lollipop

By on February 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Sprint users: These Android phones are about to get updated to Lollipop

Android fans looking to get the official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade on their Sprint handsets should know the carrier is already preparing to release the software update for no less than four flagship Android handsets released in the past couple of years, Android Police reports. More →

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OnePlus One Lollipop Update

OnePlus teases Android 5.0 Lollipop coming soon for the One

By on February 3, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

OnePlus teases Android 5.0 Lollipop coming soon for the One

The big news coming out of OnePlus this week is that the flagship One is going to be ditching Android in favor of a ROM called OxygenOS at some point later this year, but before that happens, the company is going to roll out Android 5.0 for its customers. More →

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Galaxy S4, HTC One M8 and M7 Lollipop Updates

Android 5.0 Lollipop update details just arrived for three more hot Android phones

By on February 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

Android 5.0 Lollipop update details just arrived for three more hot Android phones

Just a few days ago, Samsung and HTC updated two of their hot Android devices to Android 5.0, at least in some regions of the world. Both handset makers are now back with more Lollipop news for some of their best-selling phones, though it’s not necessarily good news. TechTastic reports that the Galaxy S4 is now receiving its Lollipop build, though only users in certain markets will see update prompts at this time. As for certain versions of the HTC One M8 and One M7, HTC’s 2014 and 2013 flagship handsets, the company said the update has been slightly delayed, missing the expected 90-day update window. More →

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HTC One M8 and Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop Updates

Two hot Android smartphones have just started getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on January 28, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Two hot Android smartphones have just started getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

A few months old, Android 5.0 Lollipop has yet to become available to most Android smartphone and tablet users, but some European Android fans will surely be thrilled to find out that Lollipop upgrades for certain top handsets will finally be available for download. More →

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LG G3 Lollipop Update

LG: Android 5.0 Lollipop update is ‘coming soon’ to the G3

By on January 23, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

LG: Android 5.0 Lollipop update is ‘coming soon’ to the G3

It’s been a long, arduous wait, but the good news is that it’s nearly over. LG announced on Friday that the Lollipop update for G3 smartphones is “coming soon.” How soon, we’re not sure, but considering the fact that the update is already live on the G3 in other territories (and has been for weeks), it shouldn’t be much longer. More →

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