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New Nexus 6 Factory Image appears – most likely a Verizon specific update

New Nexus 6 Factory Image appears – most likely a Verizon specific update

The rollout of Android 5.1 to Nexus phones and tablets continues, but it seems that the Nexus 6 may be getting a small administrative update on top of that release. Build LMY47E has appeared on the Nexus Factory Image page, updating from the previous LMY47D release, but it may not be anything terribly exciting. Reports are trickling in that the[Read More…]

by 11:18 am on March 18, 2015 1 comment OS Update
OnePlus announces time-frame for Lollipop release

OnePlus announces time-frame for Lollipop release

OnePlus has made an announcement overnight regarding the release of the long awaited Lollipop update for the OnePlus One. The announcement covers both the CyanogenMod 12S release which is hotly anticipated by customers who saw the inclusion of the ROM as a major selling point, and the first release of OxygenOS, the ROM developed after OnePlus and Cyanogen had a[Read More…]

by 7:24 am on March 18, 2015 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update
Sony announces Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Xperia Z3 series has begun

Sony announces Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Xperia Z3 series has begun

Sony hasn’t moved quite as fast as other manufacturers in updating their flagship phones, but today they’ve announced that their Android 5.0 update has begun. The update will rollout to their latest flagship line first, beginning with the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. The update will begin hitting Xperia Z3/Z3 Compact handsets in the Nordics and Baltics first, before hitting[Read More…]

by 8:20 am on March 17, 2015 13 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Original Motorola Moto X will begin receiving official Lollipop update soon

Original Motorola Moto X will begin receiving official Lollipop update soon

The original Motorola Moto X will begin receiving Android 5.0 shortly, at least according to one Motorola employee who has confirmed the update is incoming on Google+. After a number of posts circulated with the rumourt that the Lollipop update for the original Moto X was being soak tested, Luciano Carvalho has advised that the rumours are true. He’s answered[Read More…]

by 8:09 am on March 17, 2015 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Sony readies the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Australian Xperia Z3 and more

Sony readies the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Australian Xperia Z3 and more

We know the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Sony’s Xperia range isn’t too far away, as we’ve seen it landing in India recently. However, more interestingly for us, we now have a timeframe for arrival here in Australia, thanks to Telstra’s software updates page. It looks as if mid-April is the timeframe, so a few weeks yet, but come 13[Read More…]

by 6:57 am on March 13, 2015 23 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Android 5.1 Over-The-Air updates begin hitting Nexus devices

Android 5.1 Over-The-Air updates begin hitting Nexus devices

Android 5.1 is now out. For those who want to you can flash the 5.1 image to your device, but the big one most people are waiting for are the OTA updates which are a little more easily flashable to your phone. You’ll find the OTA links below as they appear and a link to how to flash an OTA[Read More…]

by 11:23 am on March 12, 2015 21 comments OS Update
US Carrier Sprint lists Android 5.1 update for Nexus 6 as beginning today

US Carrier Sprint lists Android 5.1 update for Nexus 6 as beginning today

The launch of Android 5.1 has of course all Nexus users scrambling to find out when their phone or tablet will be updated. Google has already made factory images available for the Nexus 5, 7 (2012) Wi-Fi and 10, but the most recent Nexus devices the Nexus 6 and 9 are obviously the most hotly anticipated. While Google has so[Read More…]

by 8:58 pm on March 11, 2015 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Android 5.1 – SDK 22 now available for developers to download

Android 5.1 – SDK 22 now available for developers to download

With yesterdays official announcement of Android 5.1, Google has begun rolling out Factory Images for Nexus devices, as well as pushing Android 5.1 source code to the Android Open Source Project repository. Part of that build is giving developers access to any new APIs included in the Android 5.1 release, which is now at API level 22. The Android Developers[Read More…]

by 11:02 am on March 11, 2015 3 comments Android Development, OS Update
Android 5.1 Nexus Factory Images now available to download

Android 5.1 Nexus Factory Images now available to download

Google announced on their blog this morning, that Android 5.1 would be rolling out to Nexus devices today. The first signs of this have shown up with Google releasing factory images for selected Nexus devices on their developer page. There’s currently three images released so far, for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi and Nexus 10 and the associated[Read More…]

by 11:07 am on March 10, 2015 10 comments OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Confirmed: Android 5.1 rollout begins today.

Confirmed: Android 5.1 rollout begins today.

Well, there you go. Not two minutes ago we were speculating on the launch of Android 5.1 and Google has just confirmed that the latest version of Android – Android 5.1 (Lollipop) – will begin rolling out today. There’s a few new features in Android 5.1 which Google has outlined on the official Android blog, they include better support for[Read More…]

by 8:19 am on March 10, 2015 11 comments OS Update