Android 5.0 Vs iOS 8

8 awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing from iOS 8

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

8 awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing from iOS 8

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

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

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

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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Android 5.0 Features

Android 5.0 will bring one of the new Moto X’s coolest features to all Android phones

By on October 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM.

Android 5.0 will bring one of the new Moto X’s coolest features to all Android phones

When we reviewed Motorola’s new Moto X last month, we didn’t mince words. All things considered, the second-generation Moto X was and still is the best Android phone on the planet. The customization options are unparalleled, the hardware and build quality are top notch, the display is beautiful and the performance is impressive. It really is the total package. The best things about the Moto X may be the great voice controls and other convenience enhancements Motorola added to Android on the Moto X, and now one of the coolest features from the Moto X is apparently coming to all top Android phones in Google’s new Android 5.0 Lollipop update. More →

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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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Gmail 5.0 for Android Lollipop Features

Your first look at Google’s gorgeous new Gmail app for Android 5.0

By on October 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Your first look at Google’s gorgeous new Gmail app for Android 5.0

Google is going to update its Gmail Android app to version 5.0, which will bring Material Design as well as new features. Among them, Android Police has already discovered one that may be of special interest to many smartphone users. Gmail 5.0 will not only support multiple Gmail accounts, but also email accounts from various competing companies, including Outlook or Yahoo. 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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Android 5.0 Lollipop Logos

Meet all the ‘Android L’ logos that never stood a chance of becoming real

By on October 19, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Meet all the ‘Android L’ logos that never stood a chance of becoming real

Google was shameless about teasing us all about what the “L” in “Android L” stood for until this week when the company finally revealed that its latest software build would be called Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Android Developers Conference has written a humorous post that details some of the “rejected” Android L names and logos, although the site notes that none of these were ever under real consideration by Google and that it made all of these concepts up just for fun. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop New Features

This is Android 5.0 Lollipop’s most important new security feature

By on October 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

This is Android 5.0 Lollipop’s most important new security feature

There are a lot of great new features in Android 5.0 Lollipop but one that’s gone rather unheralded has been the addition of a kind of “kill switch” that can be used as a major deterrent to would-be smartphone thieves. Forbes reports that the new feature, dubbed “factory reset protection,” essentially prevents anyone from wiping and resetting your device if it’s stolen. If thieves can’t factory reset your device, then they won’t be able to successfully resell it since it will be obvious that the device has been stolen. More →

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