Android 5.0 Lollipop is a huge upgrade for Google’s mobile operating system. The only problem with it, of course, is that it’s only available for a handful of devices. Most Android smartphone users still have plenty more waiting to do before Lollipop is finally available for their handset, but now there’s a terrific app that will make your older version of Android look just like Lollipop — and it’s free! More →
If you’re like most Android users, you probably don’t have Android 5.0 Lollipop yet… and it turns out that might be a good thing. Computerworld’s JR Raphael has been using Lollipop for a while now and while he thinks the update overall is strong, he has picked out five crucial problems with it that he wants Google to fix as soon as possible. More →
We know that HTC is supposed to pushed out Android 5.0 Lollipop to its flagship smartphones soon, but what about all the other devices in its lineup? Phone Probe directs our attention to a new leak from Vietnamese blog HTCViet that purportedly reveals the timeline for when every eligible HTC smartphone will get Google’s latest mobile platform. More →
Android 5.0 Lollipop has been well received so far but as with every new major platform update, there are always some gripes. Dan Lew, for instance, has noticed that Google has made some rather unintuitive changes to Android’s notifications settings that everyone should know about before they start using the new OS. More →
It might not be the newest Android phone in the world, and it might not be the most powerful. It also isn’t the fastest phone on the planet, and it doesn’t have the highest-resolution display either. There is little question that the HTC One (M8) is the sleekest phone the world has ever seen though, and it’s also the most solid and well-built.
While we all wait to see what HTC has in store for us in 2015, owners of the company’s 2014 flagship phone still have plenty to look forward to thanks to Google’s major Android 5.0 Lollipop update, which will soon be available for the One (M8). Thanks to a new leak, however, we can see what Lollipop looks like on the M8 right now. More →
No new operating system is perfect and even though Android 5.0 Lollipop has been largely well received, some Android fans aren’t liking some of what they see in Google’s newest mobile platform. Over at Reddit’s Android community, Redditor christmas_ape made a list of things that he didn’t like about Lollipop and the one that seems to have gotten the biggest “Amen!” from the Android faithful is his condemnation of Android’s new heads-up notifications feature. More →
Android handset makers launched a wide variety of smartphones last year and a surprising number of flagship devices managed to stand out of the crowd. But one handset in particular really stood out from the pack because it literally came out of nowhere to generate buzz that was unprecedented for a small, unestablished company.
A recent report from a supposed Samsung insider suggests that we don’t have long to wait at all for Samsung’s blast of Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 smartphones. As it turns out, however, users still clinging to 2013’s Galaxy Note 3 model now have access to the latest and greatest mobile software Google has to offer even before people with Samsung’s flagship phablet from 2014. More →
Some Samsung flagship devices have already received the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update, and some of them have been caught on camera running unofficial Lollipop versions, but most Samsung Android device users are still waiting for Samsung to roll out the update. Lucky for them, it looks like Samsung may soon be releasing several versions of its Lollipop update, according to a supposed internal announcement the company made that one of its employees shared on Reddit. More →
Moving forward, it might be a good idea to avoid installing any X.0.1 update on your smartphone or tablet. Earlier this year, Apple temporarily bricked tens of thousands of brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets when it released iOS 8.0.1, which included major bugs that prevented phones from connecting to cellular networks. Now, a serious bug has been uncovered in Google’s recent Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update that is giving users some major headaches. More →
One of the most important features of Google’s newly released Android 5.0 Lollipop mobile operating system is the new design language called Material Design. Basically, Google came up with a series of design guidelines for Lollipop that developers can also use for their Android apps, and Google wants to see Material Design employed on the web and other platforms as well.
Material Design brings users a simplified, colorful environment, filled with various animations and special effects that make the entire operating system come to life.
Users looking to further customize their Material Design experience, or to pretend they’re already running Lollipop on their devices, can now grab a massive collection of such images, which contains no less than 675 items. More →
Both the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One (M8) were two of our favorite phones released over the past two years and now it looks like they’re going to get significantly better once they’re upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop. LlabTooFer has posted some exclusive screenshots and videos of what the HTC One (M8) will look like with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop installed alongside HTC’s Sense 6.0 overlay. More →