Galaxy S5 Note 4 Android L Update

Android L could be coming to Galaxy S5, Note 4 as early as November

By on September 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Android L could be coming to Galaxy S5, Note 4 as early as November

In the wake of iOS 8, the operating system that will power the soon-to-be-shipped iPhone 6, coverage of Android L has slowed to a crawl. Android L debuted over the summer to an overwhelmingly positive response, but as Google has been very deliberate about actually bringing the new OS to Android phones, many Android users have simply moved on with their lives. Thankfully, they might not have to wait much longer. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Android L

iPhone fans deliver the perfect response to Android fans’ ‘welcome to 2012′ taunts

By on September 15, 2014 at 12:52 PM.

iPhone fans deliver the perfect response to Android fans’ ‘welcome to 2012′ taunts

Last week Android fans came out with an infographic that mocked the iPhone 6 for just now getting certain specifications and features that have been present in some Android phones for nearly two years. Now, via Sonny Dickson, it seems Apple fans have returned the favor by pointing out that some of the new features coming to Google’s upcoming Android L release that have been on the iPhone for years. More →

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Android One Release Date and Prices

Google launches cheapest Android handsets yet, commits to swift Android L update

By on September 15, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Google launches cheapest Android handsets yet, commits to swift Android L update

The Android One entry-level smartphones that are supposed to offer users in developing markets a pure Android experience for a very affordable price have been officially launched in India, as Google is ready to offer first-time smartphone users, and not only, even cheaper devices than currently available. Most importantly, the Android One handsets will receive Android L updates in the following months. More →

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Nexus 5 (2014) Android 5.0 Lion

New leak may reveal an Android L detail that no one saw coming

By on September 8, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

New leak may reveal an Android L detail that no one saw coming

Following two potential Android L name candidates that appeared in recent leaks (Lollipop and Lemon Meringue Pie), a new report seems to indicate a different name for Google’s upcoming huge Android L release — and just like last year, a famous candy brand may be involved. More →

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Android L Name Reveal

We might finally learn the official name of Android L soon

By on September 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM.

We might finally learn the official name of Android L soon

There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the upcoming Android L update, but more than two months later, Google still hasn’t given us an official name. Traditionally, Android releases have been paired with names of desserts, which is why Lollipop and Lemon Meringue Pie have become the two candidates that most people have latched on to, especially as evidence mounts, such the initials ‘LMP’ being found in Android code. More →

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Android L Material Design Apps

Now there’s a simple way to find all of the most gorgeous looking Android apps

By on September 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Now there’s a simple way to find all of the most gorgeous looking Android apps

Google is clearly very proud of both its upcoming Android L release and the Material Design UI that it wants Android developers to use to make their apps look better than ever. 9to5Google points us to a new page on the Google Play store that’s intended to highlight all of the best looking Android apps that have been living up to the standards that Google set for its developers with the launch of Material Design. More →

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Android One Android L Update

The most affordable Android L handsets ever are about to launch… without Android L

By on August 26, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

The most affordable Android L handsets ever are about to launch… without Android L

At I/O, Google introduced its Android One initiative for emerging markets, a partnership with certain handset makers that will create devices closely following Google’s orders, both when it comes to hardware and software. Android One handsets will be affordable smartphones ready to offer users an unaltered Android experience, running stock Android and receiving updates directly from Google. But these devices will not launch running Google’s brand new Android version, The Economic Times reports. More →

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Nexus X Android 5.0 L

Nexus X leak confirms monster specs and new Android L details

By on August 26, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Nexus X leak confirms monster specs and new Android L details

Various reports have recently claimed that Google’s upcoming new Nexus device will not be called the Nexus 6 as expected, but instead will get a unique Nexus X moniker. TKTechNews, one of the sources of previous leaks, has returned with more information about the Motorola Nexus X, listing several AnTuTu benchmark screenshots for the handset, which seem to reveal an important new detail about Android L. More →

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Android L Lemon Meringue Pie LMP

This might be Android L’s official name

By on August 25, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

This might be Android L’s official name

Google unveiled Android L at I/O 2014 without actually revealing a commercial dessert name for the upcoming platform release. Right before Google’s developers event, a Bulgarian site claimed that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be the company’s next Android version, but that name never received any confirmation. Meanwhile, Android Police has discovered various pieces of evidence that suggest Android L may become Android Lemon Meringue Pie (LMP) when it launches this fall. More →

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Android L Update Schedule

Here’s how to make sure you get Android L before everyone else

By on August 20, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Here’s how to make sure you get Android L before everyone else

Google has recently published its Android distribution numbers for early August in which it revealed that KitKat has reached almost 21% market share of all Android phones now in use. While that’s an important milestone for Google, the road was rather long and tedious, as software updates still depend on OEMs and carriers. The same thing will likely happen with Android L adoption as well and Android fans looking to buy a new Android handset should check out Ars Technica’s massive guide on the state of the Android ecosystem and Android updates in the U.S. that reveals “who’s fast, who’s slow, and why.” More →

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Google Android L Images

Google just released some hot new images of Android L – here’s how you can get them

By on August 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM.

Google just released some hot new images of Android L – here’s how you can get them

Android fans who want to get a further glimpse at Google’s new Android L release can now do so, but only if they own a Nexus 5 or a Nexus 7. Droid Life points out that the latest Google Fit preview SDK contains some added images of the latest Android L developer preview that should give you an even better idea of how Google is working to refine its next major software release. More →

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Android L Multi-User Support

This could be one of Android L’s most useful new features

By on August 6, 2014 at 4:41 PM.

This could be one of Android L’s most useful new features

One of the most useful features Google has added to Android in the past year is multi-user support for tablets, but months later, the feature still hasn’t made its way to smartphones. Based on a response in the Android issue tracker, this long awaited feature might appear alongside Android L. One user took to the issue tracker to express disappointment that Android phones aren’t able to handle multiple users on a single device. More →

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Android L Material Design Features

Fantastic video tells you everything you need to know about Android L’s beautiful new design

By on August 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

Fantastic video tells you everything you need to know about Android L’s beautiful new design

One of the main features of Google’s upcoming Android L operating system update is its design – called Material Design – a new set of design rules that’s supposed to govern the future of Android, but also Google’s web services across platforms, and future apps. In fact, Google is pushing Material Design, encouraging app developers to use this new design “language” in their creations, hoping that its latest design endeavor will further improve the overall users experience when using such services or apps. More →

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