Android 5.0 Lollipop Best Features

Awesome news, Android fans: This Lollipop trick can instantly improve your phone’s camera

By on October 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Awesome news, Android fans: This Lollipop trick can instantly improve your phone’s camera

As if Android fans didn’t already have enough reasons to eagerly anticipate Android 5.0 Lollipop coming to their phones, here’s another: It looks like the newest software will give your phone’s camera some significant improvements. Forbes contributor Paul Monckton notices that Lollipop adds built-in support for raw image files right at the OS level, which is something he says should help you produce higher quality images with your phone’s camera. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Feature

Lollipop has an amazing hidden feature you’ll want to immediately use

By on October 29, 2014 at 9:51 AM.

Lollipop has an amazing hidden feature you’ll want to immediately use

Google will soon release Android 5.0 Lollipop for several Nexus and Google Play Edition devices, with certain Android device makers including Motorola, HTC, LG and Samsung also working on updating some of their handsets by the end of the year. The company so far thoroughly demoed and explained the main features of the new mobile OS, but there’s one hidden trick you’ll be more than happy to start using as soon as you get your Lollipop update. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Features Video

Want to get the most out of Android 5.0 Lollipop? Here’s the one video you need to watch

By on October 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM.

Want to get the most out of Android 5.0 Lollipop? Here’s the one video you need to watch

While Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally official, that doesn’t mean it’s available for Nexus devices yet. The company has recently released an updated preview version of Lollipop for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7, with the final version set to hit all Nexus devices at some point in the following month. Meanwhile, Android fans looking forward to seeing Lollipop on their devices, but who aren’t familiar with the major and minor changes Android 5.0 brings, should check Marques Brownlee’s features review video. More →

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Android 5.0 Features

Android is open, but not for hackers: 3 key ways Lollipop will keep your data safer

Android is open, but not for hackers: 3 key ways Lollipop will keep your data safer

By on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Google’s mobile platform is open source, of course, but the newest version of Android places a significant amount of focus on closing the OS when it comes to blocking hackers and thwarting data thieves. New security features in Android 5.0 might not be buzzing as much as the look of Google’s gorgeous new Material Design, but all the hacks and private photo leaks we keep seeing are constant reminders of just how important security is on mobile devices.

Now, in a new blog post on the Android Blog, Google has detailed three key ways the company has enhanced security with Lollipop. More →

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LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

One 2014’s best Android phones is getting an unexpectedly speedy Lollipop update

By on October 27, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

One 2014’s best Android phones is getting an unexpectedly speedy Lollipop update

After Motorola confirmed that it plans to issue fast Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to some of its Android handsets and just after Samsung teased a Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 4, one other company is apparently interested in bringing Android 5.0 to its 2014 flagship surprisingly quickly after Google releases it. More →

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Android 5.0 Vs iOS 8

8 awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing from iOS 8

8 awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing from iOS 8

By on October 24, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

After initially showing off iOS 8 during its annual WWDC event this past summer, Apple finally released the software in September and then issued its first major update earlier this month. iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 represent huge steps forward for Apple’s mobile devices, bringing tons of great new functions to compatible iPhone and iPad models. Features like audio messaging, the new QuickType keyboard and Apple’s Continuity functionality are all awesome additions to iOS, but of course there is still plenty missing from Apple’s mobile platform.

Now that Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop software is official, it’s time to take a look at a few key features found in Google’s latest and greatest that are sadly still absent in iOS. More →

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SwiftKey Material Design Keyboard Themes

You can bring Google’s gorgeous new Material Design to your Android keyboard right now

By on October 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

You can bring Google’s gorgeous new Material Design to your Android keyboard right now

It’s an exciting time to be an Android user, but the latest update isn’t available for your phone quite yet. In fact, most smartphones won’t be receiving Android 5.0 for at least another few months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start to experience some of what Material Design has to offer. SwiftKey revealed on Thursday two new Material Design themes for its keyboard app, both of which are available right now. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Tips And Tricks Video

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

By on October 23, 2014 at 11:37 AM.

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

At this point, we’ve already talked about the major features that Google added to Android with its new Lollipop release — the new Material Design user interface, the battery-saving features that have been added thanks to Project Volta and actionable notifications that appear on your lock screen. However, Droid Life has spent the last week searching out some of the lesser known new features that Google has added to its mobile platform and has posted a terrific series of videos showing off some great Android 5.0 Lollipop tricks you’ve probably never heard of. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date

Android 5.0 Lollipop’s release date has just been confirmed

By on October 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Android 5.0 Lollipop’s release date has just been confirmed

Although it will probably take a bit longer to get pushed out to most Android devices, we now know that Google plans to officially release Android 5.0 Lollipop on November 3rd. Android Police has flagged a new message sent out to Android developers informing them that they “can now publish apps that target Android 5.0 Lollipop,” which will be “available to consumers on November 3rd.” Google also recommends that these developers test out their apps right now to make sure they iron out any bugs before the software gets released next month. More →

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Android 5.0 Download

This app makes any Android phone look like Android 5.0 Lollipop for free

This app makes any Android phone look like Android 5.0 Lollipop for free

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Google recently unveiled the finished version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is now in the hands of developers and handset vendors. The former group is busy updating the look of their apps to match Google’s beautiful new “Material Design” and the latter is hard at work readying updates for their latest phones. It will be months before those updates are finished being built and tested though, so most Android fans still have quite a wait ahead of them.

Of course, thanks to Android’s open nature, there are ways to get a taste of Google’s latest and greatest software without having to wait another minute. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Samsung hints that a Lollipop upgrade for the Galaxy Note 4 is coming soon

By on October 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Samsung hints that a Lollipop upgrade for the Galaxy Note 4 is coming soon

Motorola, HTC and Sony have already mentioned plans to upgrade some devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but Samsung, which doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to providing timely Android updates to its devices, has yet to say anything on the matter. However, in a new post on Twitter promoting the Galaxy Note 4 phablet, the company seems to be hinting at a future Lollipop update for the device. More →

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iOS 8 to Lollipop: How to Guide

Switching from an iPhone to a Nexus 6? Here’s everything you need to know

By on October 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Switching from an iPhone to a Nexus 6? Here’s everything you need to know

For some people, switching from Android to iOS or vice versa is a difficult thing to do, not only because they may have invested money in a certain ecosystem via apps and other digital content purchases, but also because they might find it difficult to move the data they care about most, including contacts, pictures, music and others. Luckily, there are official guides for that. After Apple put up a guide for switching from Android to iOS, Google has also set up a special iOS-to-Android page on its Android site, just in time for the arrival of the new Nexus 6 smartphone and ahead of the Android 5.0 Lollipop launch. More →

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