Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

Everything you need to know about Google’s next major Android Lollipop update

By on December 18, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Everything you need to know about Google’s next major Android Lollipop update

Google recently released a new version of LollipopAndroid 5.0.1, bringing users several bug fixes in the process. But the company has a more significant upgrade in the works, and just about everything you need to know about it has been revealed in a new leak. More →

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HTC One: M8 and M7 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Report claims to reveal when the HTC’s One M8 and M7 will get Lollipop

By on December 16, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Report claims to reveal when the HTC’s One M8 and M7 will get Lollipop

Even though HTC already announced a rather fast Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) flagship handsets, only the Google Play edition versions have received it yet. HTC already confirmed that the regular, unlocked and carrier-branded, HTC One versions should get Lollipop no later than 90 days following the official Android 5.0 release, and it looks like TechTastic has learned more details about the actual rollout. More →

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Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Download for Nexus 6, Nexus 9

Go get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on your Google Nexus device right now

By on December 11, 2014 at 5:40 PM.

Go get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on your Google Nexus device right now

A new Lollipop version is available to Nexus device owners, as Google is rolling out Android 5.0.1, an update that’s compatible with various devices, including the Nexus 6Nexus 9, Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (all versions) and the Nexus 10. Additionally, the Motorola Moto G Google Play edition is also being upgraded to Android 5.0.1 right away. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Nexus 6

This is what it’s like for an iPhone user to switch to the Nexus 6

By on December 11, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

This is what it’s like for an iPhone user to switch to the Nexus 6

One of the most interesting things to watch over the past few years has been to see Apple and Google try to make their platforms more alike by adopting one another’s strengths. So while Apple has been working on making its platform a little bit more open to things such as third-party keyboards, Google has been pouring resources into Android’s overall design to make it more visually appealing. Android 5.0 Lollipop and its Material Design UI are the results of all this work and so far both have been earning wide praise from early adopters. More →

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Nexus 6 Fingerprint Sensor Feature

This canceled Nexus 6 feature sheds light on what’s next for Android

By on December 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

This canceled Nexus 6 feature sheds light on what’s next for Android

Google’s latest Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 6 phablet, is the company’s best handset to date, but the device could have been even better. Ars Technica reports that at least one prototype of the Nexus 6 also had a fingerprint sensor that could have offered users additional security features. However, for some reason, Google decided to scrap this particular feature, even though it clearly explored the possibility, as various bits of Android 5.0 code suggest. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop for Galaxy Note 4

The hottest Samsung Galaxy phones won’t be upgraded to Lollipop until early 2015

By on December 5, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

The hottest Samsung Galaxy phones won’t be upgraded to Lollipop until early 2015

Even though some Galaxy S5 models have already started receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update much earlier than anticipated, Samsung apparently revealed that most hot Galaxy handsets won’t be upgraded to Google’s latest mobile operating system until some point in early 2015. More →

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HTC One M8 & M7 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Here are the next two phones set to receive Android Lollipop updates

By on December 5, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Here are the next two phones set to receive Android Lollipop updates

HTC on Thursday announced that its 2013 and 2014 flagship devices will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop starting on December 5th (around noon), but there’s a huge catch for getting your HTC One (M7) or HTC One (M8) upgraded to Google’s latest Android operating system: You must own a Google Play Edition (GPE) device in order to be eligible for the upgrade. More →

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Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

Yes, Android Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 is finally here. No, you can’t have it yet.

By on December 4, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Yes, Android Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 is finally here. No, you can’t have it yet.

Samsung has surprised some Galaxy S5 owners by already rolling out the first official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the handset (build version LRX21T), SamMobile reports. But the download is that the new software only available to a very limited number of users in one region so far. More →

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Nexus Android Lollipop Update

Carriers have officially ruined the best thing about Nexus smartphones and tablets

By on December 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Carriers have officially ruined the best thing about Nexus smartphones and tablets

The most important feature of Nexus smartphones and tablets is the software. These devices are specifically crafted by Google and its partners so that the latest pure Android version can be shown off in all its glory and used by smartphone owners and developers as soon as Google releases it. However, moving forward, Nexus devices may not receive new Android OS updates as quickly as they used to, at least those handsets and tablets that are sold by carriers. More →

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Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Nexus Update

Google’s first big Android Lollipop update is almost ready – here’s what it will fix

By on December 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Google’s first big Android Lollipop update is almost ready – here’s what it will fix

Google will soon roll out an Android 5.0.1 update for Nexus and other devices that are already running the first Lollipop version, fixing various bugs in the process. As Ars Technica and Android Police report, Google has already pushed Android 5.0.1 to AOSP, also releasing factory images for the Wi-Fi Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10 tablets.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Review AnandTech

The most thorough review of Lollipop that every Android fan must read

By on December 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

The most thorough review of Lollipop that every Android fan must read

Android 5.0 Lollipop might be the biggest overhaul Android has ever received and giving it a proper review requires a lot of time and a lot of words. The good news for Android fans is that AnandTech has done just that and has posted the most through breakdown of everything new we’ve seen in Android so far. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Best New Features

5 awesome Android Lollipop features you’ve probably never heard of

By on November 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

5 awesome Android Lollipop features you’ve probably never heard of

By now we’re all very familiar with the big features Google added to Android with its Lollipop release, highlighted by the addition of its gorgeous Material Design user interface. Droid Life, however, has dug below the surface and has unearthed some lesser known gems in Lollipop that we think are really worth highlighting. More →

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LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date

LG is already rolling out Lollipop for its best phone of the year

By on November 25, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

LG is already rolling out Lollipop for its best phone of the year

Just as previously teased, LG’s top Android handset of the year is receiving its official Android 5.0 Lollipop update a lot faster than initially expected, with the company having already announced that the Korean version of the G3 is ready to be upgraded to Google’s latest Android version. More →

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