Android M Lollipop Smart Lock Passwords

Android M and Lollipop: Google quietly improves password management across devices

By on May 30, 2015 at 12:15 PM.

Android M and Lollipop: Google quietly improves password management across devices

Google on Thursday unveiled Android M, a new version of Android that focuses on improving overall user experience. It also packs quite a few interesting new features, including hidden functionality that Google didn’t thoroughly explain.

One of the secret Android M features involves a better way to manage passwords across Google products, and it might evolve into a full-fledged password manager in the future. More →

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Android 6.0 Muffin Features: Concept Video

Video: This concept envisions what might be in store for Android 6.0

By on April 22, 2015 at 12:07 PM.

Video: This concept envisions what might be in store for Android 6.0

Google’s Lollipop is the best version of Android to date, one that many users have yet to receive on their Android devices. But there’s already excitement in the air surrounding Google’s upcoming plans for the popular mobile operating system. With Google I/O conference closing in, some Android fans are already imagining ways to improve their favorite OS when it comes to design and features. That’s what designer Miroslav Vitula did in a short video posted on YouTube some time ago, and it was recently discovered by Phone Arena. More →

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OnePlus One Android 5.0 Lollipop

OnePlus One finally gets its Lollipop update, but with a major twist

By on April 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

OnePlus One finally gets its Lollipop update, but with a major twist

After announcing that it was working on its own Android OS to replace Cyanogen OS on its affordable flagship handset, OnePlus has finally rolled out the OxygenOS update for the OnePlus One, even though it missed an earlier release target. More →

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Android Lollipop Encryption

How to enable one of the best security features in Android Lollipop

By on March 25, 2015 at 1:01 PM.

How to enable one of the best security features in Android Lollipop

One of the best built-in features of Android 5.0 Lollipop focuses on security and privacy, even though it comes with one unwelcome side effect: a hit to overall performance. However, in its most recent Lollipop update, Google has disabled the feature – default device encryption – in order to increase the speed of smartphones and tablets already running Android 5.x.

While that move may please users who aren’t interested in having all their data protected by 128-bit AES encryption (it also definitely pleases the government), other Android users may want to reenable it if privacy and security are concerns. More →

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Material Design Apps

This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find

By on March 25, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find

There is plenty to like in Google’s latest major Android release, Lollipop. It’s faster, lighter and more battery efficient than ever before. The biggest in-your-face change found in Android 5.0 was the new look of the operating system, which Google calls “Material Design.”

Material Design brings a sleek and sophisticated look to Android, modernizing the user interface and unifying it at the same time. Developers are still hard at work updating their apps to conform to the principles of Material Design, so it’s still a bit difficult to find the best new apps.

At least, it was difficult until now. More →

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Android Lollipop: On-body Detection

Google quietly added an insanely cool security feature to Android Lollipop

By on March 23, 2015 at 11:58 AM.

Google quietly added an insanely cool security feature to Android Lollipop

Even though some Android device makers have already rolled out devices with embedded fingerprint sensors that offer users added security features, Google has yet to make it a core security feature for Android. But Google is still working on its own interesting solutions for temporarily killing the need for a PIN on smartphones, as the company has just added new functionality to Android 5.0 Lollipop that’s not only cool, but also very useful. More →

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Android 5.1 Lollipop Download Update

Google’s big Android 5.1 Lollipop update is here – these are the best new features

By on March 10, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Google’s big Android 5.1 Lollipop update is here – these are the best new features

Coincidentally or not, Google released its first major update for Lollipop on the evening of the same day Apple announced a variety of new products. Android 5.1 is supposed to bring bug fixes and improvements, but also a slew of cool new features that users will appreciate. More →

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Nokia 1100 Specs

Nokia is finally building the Android phones you’ve been dreaming of

By on March 4, 2015 at 9:16 AM.

Nokia is finally building the Android phones you’ve been dreaming of

Finally? Too little too late? The smartphone market has never been as crowded as it is right now, but it will soon have one more new entrant that will be a familiar name to just about everyone in the developed (and developing) world: Nokia. When then-CEO Stephen Elop made the decision to adopt Windows Phone instead of Android, enthusiasts let out a collective sigh. Right up until Nokia sold off its devices business to Microsoft, they continued to wonder what might have been if Nokia had instead adopted Android.

And soon, it looks like we may finally find out. More →

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Android 5.2 Lollipop Update

Mysterious Android 5.2 Lollipop update appears – but we have no idea what’s in store

By on February 18, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

Mysterious Android 5.2 Lollipop update appears – but we have no idea what’s in store

According to Google’s own Android version distribution data, Android 5.0 Lollipop is only on 1.6% of Android devices that are currently in use. The actual figure is undoubtedly much smaller, as it doesn’t take into account the millions upon millions of off-brand Android devices that don’t ship with Google’s apps and services installed.

While most of the world waits to enjoy all of the great new features Lollipop will bring when their phones are finally updated, a mysterious new version of Lollipop just emerged for the first time. More →

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T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

The Galaxy S5’s Lollipop update is now hitting one more U.S. carrier

By on February 18, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The Galaxy S5’s Lollipop update is now hitting one more U.S. carrier

After hitting Verizon and Sprint in previous weeks, the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 is slowly coming to more and more users in the U.S., with T-Mobile being the latest carrier to begin rolling out the new software. More →

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Galaxy S6 64-bit Software

One more way the Galaxy S6 will be more like the iPhone 6 – and why you’ll totally love it

By on February 13, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

One more way the Galaxy S6 will be more like the iPhone 6 – and why you’ll totally love it

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S6 during a special media event set for March 1st in Barcelona, Spain. It also looks like the company might launch the handset a lot sooner than anticipated, with a recent report offering an alleged internal Samsung memo revealing a potential Galaxy S6 launch window for mid-March.

Now, a new report from Polish publication KomputerSwiat seems to confirm that detail and provide an additional bit of information about the Galaxy S6 family, which should generate even more excitement. More →

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iOS 8 vs. Android 5.0 Lollipop: Crash Rate

The one battle against iOS 8 that Android Lollipop is winning

By on February 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The one battle against iOS 8 that Android Lollipop is winning

iOS 8 and Lollipop are the best versions to date of Apple and Google’s mobile operating systems, yet that doesn’t mean either one is free of flaws. Both iOS 8 and Android 5.0 crash, and a new study from Crittercism reveals that it’s Google’s OS that is more stable than Apple’s. More →

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