HTC One: M8 and M7 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Report claims to reveal when the HTC’s One M8 and M7 will get Lollipop

By on December 16, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Report claims to reveal when the HTC’s One M8 and M7 will get Lollipop

Even though HTC already announced a rather fast Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) flagship handsets, only the Google Play edition versions have received it yet. HTC already confirmed that the regular, unlocked and carrier-branded, HTC One versions should get Lollipop no later than 90 days following the official Android 5.0 release, and it looks like TechTastic has learned more details about the actual rollout. More →

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Nexus 6 Fingerprint Sensor Feature

This canceled Nexus 6 feature sheds light on what’s next for Android

By on December 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

This canceled Nexus 6 feature sheds light on what’s next for Android

Google’s latest Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 6 phablet, is the company’s best handset to date, but the device could have been even better. Ars Technica reports that at least one prototype of the Nexus 6 also had a fingerprint sensor that could have offered users additional security features. However, for some reason, Google decided to scrap this particular feature, even though it clearly explored the possibility, as various bits of Android 5.0 code suggest. More →

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Android 5.0 Quick Start Guide

This guide has everything Google wants you to know about Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on December 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

This guide has everything Google wants you to know about Android 5.0 Lollipop

So after months of waiting, your phone has finally received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. You’re anxious to start messing with it, but you’re not sure where to start. Google feels your pain, which is why the company released a Quick Start Guide for the upgraded mobile OS last month. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop for Galaxy Note 4

The hottest Samsung Galaxy phones won’t be upgraded to Lollipop until early 2015

By on December 5, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

The hottest Samsung Galaxy phones won’t be upgraded to Lollipop until early 2015

Even though some Galaxy S5 models have already started receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update much earlier than anticipated, Samsung apparently revealed that most hot Galaxy handsets won’t be upgraded to Google’s latest mobile operating system until some point in early 2015. More →

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Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

Yes, Android Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 is finally here. No, you can’t have it yet.

By on December 4, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Yes, Android Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 is finally here. No, you can’t have it yet.

Samsung has surprised some Galaxy S5 owners by already rolling out the first official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the handset (build version LRX21T), SamMobile reports. But the download is that the new software only available to a very limited number of users in one region so far. More →

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LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date

LG is already rolling out Lollipop for its best phone of the year

By on November 25, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

LG is already rolling out Lollipop for its best phone of the year

Just as previously teased, LG’s top Android handset of the year is receiving its official Android 5.0 Lollipop update a lot faster than initially expected, with the company having already announced that the Korean version of the G3 is ready to be upgraded to Google’s latest Android version. More →

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How to Fix Android 5.0 Bugs

Here are all the most annoying Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs – and how to fix them

By on November 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Here are all the most annoying Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs – and how to fix them

The gradual rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop has been an exciting one, but as with any major software upgrade, there are a few bugs that will need quashing in the coming weeks and months. We’ve covered a few of these bugs recently, including the accidental removal of Silent Mode and the unfortunate persistence of recent apps to stay open after being swiped away. More →

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Moto X Android Lollipop Update

Android 5.0 hits the world’s best Android phone from the nation’s top carrier

By on November 25, 2014 at 1:41 PM.

Android 5.0 hits the world’s best Android phone from the nation’s top carrier

Now this is an interesting development. Rarely do you see a fresh new Android update reach a carrier-branded smartphone before the update is even finished rolling out to “pure Google” devices. Even more rare is a scenario where a Verizon Wireless smartphone is among the first handsets in the world to be updated to the latest and greatest version of Android.

It just so happens that the stars were aligned perfectly on Monday evening, however, and the world’s best Android phone was updated to Android 5.0 at the nation’s top wireless carrier. More →

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Flash On Android

How to add Adobe Flash support to Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on November 21, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

How to add Adobe Flash support to Android 5.0 Lollipop

There is absolutely no question that Adobe Flash took a massive hit when late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs made it his personal mission to crush the shaky web tech and replace it with HTML5. Flash will someday be completely extinct as a result of that crusade, but it’s still hanging on for the time being and many websites will continue to make use of Flash for years to come.

People always talk about how phones and tablets are replacing desktop and laptop computers, but can they really be considered a suitable replacement if they can’t even properly display the millions of websites that still use Flash?

If you have an Android device and want to truly experience everything various websites have to offer, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily add Flash support to your phone or tablet. More →

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Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Update

Video: This is what Android Lollipop looks like on the Galaxy S5

By on November 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Video: This is what Android Lollipop looks like on the Galaxy S5

Google’s latest Android update, Android 5.0, is hotly anticipated for a number of reasons. The most obvious is the bold new look of Material Design, which uses bright colors, layering and subtle shadows to create a user experience akin to interacting with real physical materials. The new look rockets the Android platform into the future, and it is supported by a number of great new features such as multiple user support, a new notification system and battery life improvements.

The wait for Lollipop is painful indeed, but now we can tide you over with an in-depth video that gives you an early look at Android 5.0 running on a Galaxy S5. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop SMS Bug

Android Lollipop might have another serious bug affecting Nexus smartphones

By on November 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

Android Lollipop might have another serious bug affecting Nexus smartphones

The recently released Android 5.0 Lollipop update is Google’s most important OS upgrade in recent years, bringing users a completely new design language as well as many new features. But it appears that Lollipop also comes with a serious bug that affects some Nexus smartphone owners who already upgraded their devices to Android 5.0.

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Android Lollipop Download

This is one of the best new features in Android 5.0, and you don’t even know about it

This is one of the best new features in Android 5.0, and you don’t even know about it

By on November 19, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Some of the best Android apps in the world are the ones that you install, set up and then completely forget about because they work behind the scenes to improve your Android experience. One such app is called Dislock, and I have been using it for quite some time. This awesome free utility completely disables a device’s lock screen security when it is connected to a trusted Wi-Fi network or a trusted Bluetooth device.

Lock screen security is incredibly important, of course, but I don’t want to have to tap in my PIN code to unlock my phone when I’m at home, or when my phone is connected to the Bluetooth in my car.

Of course, not everyone knows about Dislock, but Android 5.0 has brought a similar function to all compatible Android devices thanks to a recent Google Play Services update. More →

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