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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Android Lollipop App Switcher Bug

Another Android 5.0 Lollipop bug is driving Android users up the wall

By on November 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Another Android 5.0 Lollipop bug is driving Android users up the wall

As the highly anticipated Android 5.0 update begins to roll out, many Android users are excited to see just how much has changed. There are plenty of new features and a gorgeous, updated user interface, but there also appear to be a few bugs worth watching out for.

On Monday, Android 5.0 users began reporting that the update had removed Silent Mode from their phones entirely. On Tuesday, José Alvarez Núñez found another issue. More →

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Nokia N1 Release Date

Nokia N1: Nokia bursts back onto the scene with an all-aluminum Android 5.0 tablet

Nokia N1: Nokia bursts back onto the scene with an all-aluminum Android 5.0 tablet

By on November 18, 2014 at 4:45 AM.

Nokia recently shed its devices and services group in a multi-billion dollar deal that saw its entire Windows Phone business offloaded to Microsoft, which will continue to push Windows Phones under the Lumia brand. While many thought the deal could mean the end of Nokia’s consumer business, the company surprised us all this past summer when it launched its first Android app, the shockingly innovative Z Launcher app that will finally public beta on Tuesday.

Where Nokia’s efforts with Android are concerned, however, that app was just the beginning. More →

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NPR Android 5.0 Lollipop Review

NPR: Android 5.0 Lollipop will change the way we use smartphones

By on November 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

NPR: Android 5.0 Lollipop will change the way we use smartphones

Over the next few months, Android 5.0 Lollipop will begin rolling out to all of the latest flagship devices, including the LG G3, HTC One (M8), Xperia Z3 and all of the most recent Galaxy phones and phablets.

Unless you own a Nexus device or a Moto X, you probably haven’t had a chance to try Lollipop yourself, so how have Android users been responding to the most substantial visual overhaul in the history of the mobile operating system? More →

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Android Lollipop Features

This major Android 5.0 Lollipop bug has Android fans fuming

By on November 17, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

This major Android 5.0 Lollipop bug has Android fans fuming

Google’s new Android 5.0 update could be the most hotly anticipated Android update yet. Similar to iOS 7 last year, Google’s Lollipop update for Android features an exciting redesign that people can’t wait to get their hands on. While Android 5.0’s user interface overhaul isn’t quite as extensive as Apple’s iOS 7 update in 2013, the new look of Material Design is beautiful and it truly modernizes Google’s mobile platform.

Unfortunately, Android users who have gotten the update already have to deal with what appears to be a fairly serious and annoying bug. More →

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Android Lollipop Features

How to enable Android 5.0’s most important new feature: Battery saver

By on November 14, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

How to enable Android 5.0’s most important new feature: Battery saver

Google’s latest and greatest mobile software is finally upon us, and there is plenty to love about Android 5.0. The most obvious change is the new look of the user interface in Lollipop, which Google calls Material Design. Characterized by a great use of shadows and bright, bold colors, Material Design propels Android’s interface into the future and makes it a real pleasure to use.

But there are plenty of other changes that impact the user experience, and the most important one may be Google’s new battery saver mode. More →

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Android Lollipop Download Tricks

20 hidden Android 5.0 Lollipop tricks you need to know about

20 hidden Android 5.0 Lollipop tricks you need to know about

By on November 14, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is quite possibly the most hotly anticipated Android update ever. The new software brings with it a number of key changes as well as battery life improvements and performance enhancements, but the one thing Android fans are anticipating most eagerly is the new look of Android 5.0. Material Design rockets Android into the future in terms of its appearance, and its guiding principles will also help third-party app developers improve their software.

Of course, Lollipop is about much more than a new look, and we regularly share guides that will help you get the most out of Android 5.0. More →

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