Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Casting Video

Mystery solved: This video explains how Google landed on Lollipop

By on October 15, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

Mystery solved: This video explains how Google landed on Lollipop

It’s official: the next version of Android will carry the name Lollipop. After months of speculation, the most popular answer turned out to be the correct one as Google unveiled Android 5.0 alongside a new range of Nexus devices. We’re sure to hear plenty more about the update in the coming weeks as Lollipop begins rolling out to select Android devices, but how exactly did Google land on the name in the first place? We were given a hint yesterday, but now the truth has been revealed. More →

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Google Android L Name

Google cruelly teases Android L’s real name in hilarious new video

By on October 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

Google cruelly teases Android L’s real name in hilarious new video

In celebration of National Dessert Day, Google has decided to poke fun at the unending search for the truth behind Android L. What does the L really stand for? Lemon Merengue Pie? Licorice? Lollipop? In a casting video posted on the official Android YouTube account, Google suggests a few more names, including Lava Cake, Lemon Drop and Lady Finger. More →

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ACEMusic Player Android

This great app will bring Android L’s Material Design to your phone right now

By on October 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

This great app will bring Android L’s Material Design to your phone right now

Do you wish you could get Google’s gorgeous new “Material Design” on your Android device? Well, you can’t have it across your entire OS yet unless you have the Android L preview installed on your phone. But, you’ll be happy to know that a gorgeous new app called ACEMusic Player can bring Android L’s new look to your music player right now.

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Nexus 6 Android L Leak

This could be our first look at the Nexus 6 running Android L

By on October 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

This could be our first look at the Nexus 6 running Android L

Infamous smartphone leaker Evan Blass might have given up on spoiling surprises as a professional endeavor, but the occasional leak still trickles through his @evleaks Twitter account, as was the case on Tuesday when Blass published a press render of a very familiar looking smartphone. As he notes, there is no reference to the phone’s origin in the image, but the render looks nearly identical to earlier images of the Nexus 6 running Android L. More →

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Nexus 6 Android L Video

Video: Google’s hilarious TV ad all but confirms the unreleased Nexus 6

By on October 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

Video: Google’s hilarious TV ad all but confirms the unreleased Nexus 6

Google mistakenly published a hilarious TV commercial on YouTube, Android Police reports, teasing its upcoming Android L-powered Nexus 6 phablet ahead of the phone’s official launch. And while the video was quickly removed, some users had already managed to grab it and reupload it to YouTube. More →

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What Does Android L Stand For

Android L’s secret identity may have just been revealed by an unlikely source

By on October 13, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Android L’s secret identity may have just been revealed by an unlikely source

What does Android L stand for? Unless the man behind Google’s gigantic Android sculptures is bluffing, it looks like the answer is “Licorice.” Giovanni Calabrese, the head of sculpting firm Themendous that has designed large Android sculptures for Google in the past, has been leaving cryptic messages all week about traveling out to Google’s headquarters this week and building a new edifice for the company. Most tellingly, Calabrese has mentioned licorice on multiple occasions, which strongly implies that it will be the name of Google’s next mobile platform release. More →

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Android L Material Design Video Preview

New video gives us a tantalizing peek at Android L’s beautiful Material Design

By on October 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

New video gives us a tantalizing peek at Android L’s beautiful Material Design

Can’t wait to get a look at how Google’s new Android L and its Material Design UI will look on your phone? Then you should check out a new video posted by Droid Life that shows off the full version of Google Play 5.0, which just happens to be the first version of the Google Play Store that is fully optimized for Android L and that fully incorporates Material Design. More →

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Android L Developer Preview

We’re now one step closer to seeing gorgeous 64-bit apps come to Android L

By on October 9, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

We’re now one step closer to seeing gorgeous 64-bit apps come to Android L

Although there are still a few major hardware releases scheduled to land before the end of the year, the most exciting launch of 2014 for many Android users will be a piece of software. Android L is one of the most substantial visual upgrades in the history of Google’s mobile operating system, and it just took a step closer to becoming a reality with a new emulator for developers to test their 64-bit apps on. More →

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Nexus 9 and Android L Release Date

This month’s most exciting Android announcements may come as soon as next week

By on October 8, 2014 at 9:35 AM.

This month’s most exciting Android announcements may come as soon as next week

October will be a very busy month for Android fans who are looking forward to seeing Google release the final version of Android L alongside the release of the Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus 6 smartphone. Android Police’s founder Artem Russakovskii took to Google+ to post a rumor about the potential launch of various products, including the Nexus 9 and Android L, and he says that both devices could be publicly unveiled on October 15th. More →

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Nexus 5 Android L Update

Here’s one more reason for Nexus 5 owners to be excited about Android L

By on October 8, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Here’s one more reason for Nexus 5 owners to be excited about Android L

Google will release the final Android L build in a few weeks, likely alongside new Nexus hardware, and current Nexus 5 owners now have one more reason to be excited about the upcoming Android update, other than enjoying Android L’s new features and gorgeous Material Design. More →

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Android L Material Design

Google adds finishing touches to make sure you’ll love Android L right from the start

By on October 1, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Google adds finishing touches to make sure you’ll love Android L right from the start

Google is not yet ready to reveal anything about the Android L’s official launch – unlike last year, the company didn’t even announce the official name of its next major Android release ahead of its rollout – but the company is still working on improving the Android L experience. Android Police reports that as many as 18 bugs have been marked as “fixed” in Google’s Android Issue Tracker, with Phone Arena having discovered smaller design tweaks meant to further polish the visual experience in Android L. More →

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Android L Preview Animations

A great explanation for how Google’s awesome Android L animations will work

By on September 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM.

A great explanation for how Google’s awesome Android L animations will work

One of the things that we’re most looking forward to about Android L is definitely the awesome looking new animations that will be part of Google’s new Material Design user interface. Raveesh Bhalla, a Google Developer Expert for UX/Design, has written an excellent explanation for how Android L’s animations will work once the new platform finally releases in October. More →

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Nexus 6 Android 5.0 L

This might be our best look yet at Google’s next Nexus smartphone

By on September 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

This might be our best look yet at Google’s next Nexus smartphone

Following the many rumors detailing the 5.9-inch Motorola Nexus 6 (also known as the Nexus X or its codename, “Shamu”) smartphone, Android Police managed to confirm the existence of the handset, and many of its characteristics, providing more details about the device in the process, including a mockup image supposedly based on the phone’s design (available below). More →

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