Android 5.0 Lollipop App Download

How to experience Android 5.0’s gorgeous Material Design on your phone right now

By on October 20, 2014 at 10:34 AM.

How to experience Android 5.0’s gorgeous Material Design on your phone right now

Google on Friday issued to developers the full release of the Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK, updating Lollipop builds for the Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7 in the process, with the actual release of Android 5.0 set to follow next month. While developers can easily install these Lollipop builds on supported devices and enjoy all the new features, other Android users will still have to wait until their devices get Google’s latest OS and its gorgeous Material Design. However, until that happens, they can already download some of the Lollipop apps and resources thanks to the joint effort of various xda-developers members. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Easter Egg

Google made its own Flappy Bird clone and it’ll soon be on every top Android phone

By on October 20, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Google made its own Flappy Bird clone and it’ll soon be on every top Android phone

As previously expected Google on Friday made the final Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK version available to developers, who have already thoroughly inspected it, pulling out various apps and other Lollipop elements (wallpapers, fonts and boot animation) for other Android users to enjoy. Among the things users who installed the SDK looked at is the usual Easter Egg Google hides in every Android OS version, finding a pleasant, and strange, surprise. More →

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Second-gen Chromecast Specs and Release Date

Don’t be too excited about the new Chromecast Google is going to soon launch

By on October 20, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Don’t be too excited about the new Chromecast Google is going to soon launch

The Chromecast dongle is one of the most popular gadgets Google launched in the last few years, according to the company’s own past statements, but a second-generation model is yet to hit stores. But when it does come out, a new Chromecast won’t have any new features to offer users, Google has confirmed, after an FCC filing outed the second-generation device. More →

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Google Nexus vs Android Silver

Android vendors reportedly shot down Google’s bold anti-fragmentation plan

By on October 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Android vendors reportedly shot down Google’s bold anti-fragmentation plan

Android Silver was supposed to be Google’s next-gen line of high-end devices that would offer users access to top hardware and a stock Android experience. While the Search giant never confirmed these plans, reports said that Google wanted to replace Nexus and Google Play Edition smartphones and tablets with Android Silver, with some people even claiming the Nexus 6 might have been sacrificed in the process.

However, it turned out that Google had to postpone its Android Silver plans, and the company confirmed soon after I/O 2014 that it isn’t interested in dumping the Nexus device line. More →

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Android 5.0 Download

How to make your Android phone (sort of) look like Android 5.0 Lollipop right now

By on October 17, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

How to make your Android phone (sort of) look like Android 5.0 Lollipop right now

Google is finally done putting the finishing touches on Android 5.0 Lollipop, as the company revealed when it unveiled the new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet earlier this week. Both new devices represent a big departure from Google’s previous-generation Nexus phone and tablet, which both focused on affordability. With the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, however, Google and its partners built premium devices at premium prices.

But you don’t need to pay those steep prices to get Android 5.0 Lollipop’s awesome new look. More →

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Nexus 6 Specs: Camera Sample

These are the first photos taken with Google’s hot new Nexus 6

By on October 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM.

These are the first photos taken with Google’s hot new Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is finally official, but eager Android fans can’t buy Google’s huge phablet just yet because preorders aren’t set to start until late October. Even though the handset can’t be tested in real-life situations, a select few lucky users already have access to it. More →

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Android Play Services Update: Multiplayer

Android is getting an awesome new feature gamers will love

By on October 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Android is getting an awesome new feature gamers will love

In addition to the arrival of Lollipop, Android fans have one more reason to be excited about their favorite platform — especially those people who play plenty of games on their smartphones and tablets. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date and Download

Report claims not all Nexus devices will get Android 5.0 Lollipop as quickly as you’d like

By on October 17, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Report claims not all Nexus devices will get Android 5.0 Lollipop as quickly as you’d like

Google finally announced Android 5.0 Lollipop earlier this week alongside new Nexus-branded devices, but the company did not actually say when the Lollipop update will be available to download. All Google said was that a new Lollipop preview version will be made available to developers on October 17th, with the final release supposed to hit in the coming weeks. The company also confirmed that all 2012 and 2013 Nexus devices will be updated to Lollipop, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (both generations), and Nexus 10, but it looks like the update won’t be released at the same time for all supported smartphones and tablets. More →

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Google Wireless Internet FCC

Is Google testing the waters for an insanely fast wireless service?

By on October 16, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Is Google testing the waters for an insanely fast wireless service?

On Monday, Google quietly filed an application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to conduct tests in California. These tests were across different wireless spectrums, including one frequency capable of transmitting large amounts of data.

Why is Google doing this? Google could be testing the waters with its ultra-fast wireless service.

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Google Q3 2014 Earnings

Google posts solid Q3 earnings, still misses expectations

By on October 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM.

Google posts solid Q3 earnings, still misses expectations

Google on Thursday reported earnings of $6.35 per share on revenues of $13.2 billion, thus missing the consensus estimate of earnings of $6.53 per share on revenues of $13.22 billion. That’s not the only bad news for the company either: Google also reported that its cost-per-click — a key metric used to determine how much money Google can charge for advertisements — declined by around 2% year-over-year from Q3 2013. Nonetheless, this was actually better than what Wall Street was expecting, as the consensus estimate was that cost-per-click on the quarter would decline by 4% year-over-year. More →

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Nexus 6 Specs and Features: Battery

3 great hidden Nexus 6 features Google isn’t really talking about

By on October 16, 2014 at 10:37 AM.

3 great hidden Nexus 6 features Google isn’t really talking about

The Nexus 6 is Google’s newest smartphone and the company’s best handset considering its high-end hardware. The phone has a 6-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage and a 13-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization. While some of these specs have been leaked countless times before the phone became official, only to be confirmed by the company on Wednesday, there are some Nexus 6 features that Google isn’t talking about that might be important to certain buyers. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Download and Full Changelog

Check out all the great new features Google packed into Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on October 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Check out all the great new features Google packed into Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google on Wednesday revealed the official name of Android L, announcing new Nexus-branded gear in the process, but the company did not make Android 5.0 Lollipop available for download to users immediately. Instead, the company said that 2013 and older Nexus devices will receive the Lollipop update at an unspecified time in the coming weeks, with the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 supposed to launch with Android 5.0 on board in early November. More →

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