Android 5.0 Features

8 great GIFs show the best of what’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on October 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

8 great GIFs show the best of what’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop

We’re just days away from seeing the first Android 5.0 devices start to ship. Google’s premium Nexus 9 tablet is set to launch this coming Monday, November 3rd, and Google’s first phablet will follow soon after, though an exact release date for the Nexus 6 is still unknown. What we do know, however, is that the new Lollipop software that powers both new Nexus devices features a stunning user interface overhaul and some great new features that Android users will love.

And what better way is there to show off those great new features than with a bunch of animated GIFs? More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Best Features

Awesome news, Android fans: This Lollipop trick can instantly improve your phone’s camera

By on October 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Awesome news, Android fans: This Lollipop trick can instantly improve your phone’s camera

As if Android fans didn’t already have enough reasons to eagerly anticipate Android 5.0 Lollipop coming to their phones, here’s another: It looks like the newest software will give your phone’s camera some significant improvements. Forbes contributor Paul Monckton notices that Lollipop adds built-in support for raw image files right at the OS level, which is something he says should help you produce higher quality images with your phone’s camera. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Feature

Lollipop has an amazing hidden feature you’ll want to immediately use

By on October 29, 2014 at 9:51 AM.

Lollipop has an amazing hidden feature you’ll want to immediately use

Google will soon release Android 5.0 Lollipop for several Nexus and Google Play Edition devices, with certain Android device makers including Motorola, HTC, LG and Samsung also working on updating some of their handsets by the end of the year. The company so far thoroughly demoed and explained the main features of the new mobile OS, but there’s one hidden trick you’ll be more than happy to start using as soon as you get your Lollipop update. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Features Video

Want to get the most out of Android 5.0 Lollipop? Here’s the one video you need to watch

By on October 28, 2014 at 1:13 PM.

Want to get the most out of Android 5.0 Lollipop? Here’s the one video you need to watch

While Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally official, that doesn’t mean it’s available for Nexus devices yet. The company has recently released an updated preview version of Lollipop for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7, with the final version set to hit all Nexus devices at some point in the following month. Meanwhile, Android fans looking forward to seeing Lollipop on their devices, but who aren’t familiar with the major and minor changes Android 5.0 brings, should check Marques Brownlee’s features review video. More →

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Android 5.0 Features

Android is open, but not for hackers: 3 key ways Lollipop will keep your data safer

By on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Android is open, but not for hackers: 3 key ways Lollipop will keep your data safer

Google’s mobile platform is open source, of course, but the newest version of Android places a significant amount of focus on closing the OS when it comes to blocking hackers and thwarting data thieves. New security features in Android 5.0 might not be buzzing as much as the look of Google’s gorgeous new Material Design, but all the hacks and private photo leaks we keep seeing are constant reminders of just how important security is on mobile devices.

Now, in a new blog post on the Android Blog, Google has detailed three key ways the company has enhanced security with Lollipop. More →

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HTC One M8 Android 5.0 Lollipop

New leak shows what your HTC One (M8) will look like with Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on October 27, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

New leak shows what your HTC One (M8) will look like with Android 5.0 Lollipop

With Android 5.0 Lollipop set to release in the near future, many Android fans are now beginning the waiting game to see exactly when their device will received the upgrade. YouMobile has obtained some leaked screenshots that will be of particular interest to Android fans who own either the HTC One (M8) or the HTC One (M7), as they show what HTC’s own Sense 7 interface will look like when you upgrade to Lollipop. More →

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LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

One 2014’s best Android phones is getting an unexpectedly speedy Lollipop update

By on October 27, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

One 2014’s best Android phones is getting an unexpectedly speedy Lollipop update

After Motorola confirmed that it plans to issue fast Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to some of its Android handsets and just after Samsung teased a Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 4, one other company is apparently interested in bringing Android 5.0 to its 2014 flagship surprisingly quickly after Google releases it. More →

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When Will The Galaxy S5 Get Android 5.0 Lollipop

Your Galaxy S5 may get Android 5.0 Lollipop in time for the holidays

By on October 24, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Your Galaxy S5 may get Android 5.0 Lollipop in time for the holidays

Great news, Galaxy S5 owners: You may not have to wait that much longer to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on your favorite phone. SamMobile’s sources indicate that Lollipop will start rolling out to the Galaxy S5 sometime in December, which hopefully means you should get it on your own device before the year is over. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgrade

These Android phones have been confirmed to get Lollipop – is yours on the list?

By on October 24, 2014 at 3:33 PM.

These Android phones have been confirmed to get Lollipop – is yours on the list?

One of the frustrating things for Android users is not knowing when their phones will get the latest Android software pushed out to them… if at all. CNET has put together a handy guide of major Android phones that have been confirmed to get Android 5.0 Lollipop and while a lot of devices have been confirmed as getting the upgrade, some big names are still missing. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Tips And Tricks Video

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

By on October 23, 2014 at 11:37 AM.

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

At this point, we’ve already talked about the major features that Google added to Android with its new Lollipop release — the new Material Design user interface, the battery-saving features that have been added thanks to Project Volta and actionable notifications that appear on your lock screen. However, Droid Life has spent the last week searching out some of the lesser known new features that Google has added to its mobile platform and has posted a terrific series of videos showing off some great Android 5.0 Lollipop tricks you’ve probably never heard of. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date

Android 5.0 Lollipop’s release date has just been confirmed

By on October 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Android 5.0 Lollipop’s release date has just been confirmed

Although it will probably take a bit longer to get pushed out to most Android devices, we now know that Google plans to officially release Android 5.0 Lollipop on November 3rd. Android Police has flagged a new message sent out to Android developers informing them that they “can now publish apps that target Android 5.0 Lollipop,” which will be “available to consumers on November 3rd.” Google also recommends that these developers test out their apps right now to make sure they iron out any bugs before the software gets released next month. More →

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Android 5.0 Download

This app makes any Android phone look like Android 5.0 Lollipop for free

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

This app makes any Android phone look like Android 5.0 Lollipop for free

Google recently unveiled the finished version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is now in the hands of developers and handset vendors. The former group is busy updating the look of their apps to match Google’s beautiful new “Material Design” and the latter is hard at work readying updates for their latest phones. It will be months before those updates are finished being built and tested though, so most Android fans still have quite a wait ahead of them.

Of course, thanks to Android’s open nature, there are ways to get a taste of Google’s latest and greatest software without having to wait another minute. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Samsung hints that a Lollipop upgrade for the Galaxy Note 4 is coming soon

By on October 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Samsung hints that a Lollipop upgrade for the Galaxy Note 4 is coming soon

Motorola, HTC and Sony have already mentioned plans to upgrade some devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but Samsung, which doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to providing timely Android updates to its devices, has yet to say anything on the matter. However, in a new post on Twitter promoting the Galaxy Note 4 phablet, the company seems to be hinting at a future Lollipop update for the device. More →

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