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Google advises Android Lollipop is coming

Google advises Android Lollipop is coming

With rumours circulating that Android Lollipop updates will begin today, Google themselves have just announced that Lollipop is on the way for Nexus devices. US Carrier Sprint first tipped the news this morning, and in a tweet from the Android Twitter account, Google has advised that the rollout has started : #AndroidLollipop rollout has started and will soon be available[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on November 13, 2014 1 comment OS Update
Nexus 5 OTA updates to start today according to US Carrier support page

Nexus 5 OTA updates to start today according to US Carrier support page

According to rumour around the Android World, the Over The Air (OTA) update for Nexus devices will begin today. It’s not a definite, but at this stage with Google silent, as usual on the matter of OTA updates, we’ll take any spark of ‘official’ news we can get. Carriers are generally the gatekeeper for updates, even Nexus updates, and usually[Read More…]

by 7:03 am on November 13, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Oneplus OTA Update: WiFi, Artifacts and reboot issues fixed

Oneplus OTA Update: WiFi, Artifacts and reboot issues fixed

Those of us that got an invite and bit the bullet on the Oneplus haven’t been disappointed with the hardware, but the software has been a late Beta at best until the last update that resolved the Touchscreen issues. There have been a few persistent issues recently, one being a memory leak causing screen artifacts which can be resolved with[Read More…]

by 9:18 am on November 10, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update
LG announces Lollipop update for the G3 to start rolling out to phones this week…in Poland

LG announces Lollipop update for the G3 to start rolling out to phones this week…in Poland

LG has been beavering away on the Lollipop update for the G3 since even before the official code push to AOSP began. Screenshots of the work in progress popped up just a couple of days ago of the work in progress, and now LG has announced the update is ready to go…at least in Poland. The update will begin pushing[Read More…]

by 1:40 pm on November 9, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Motorola prematurely posts information about Lollipop update for Moto X (2014), quickly pulls page

Motorola prematurely posts information about Lollipop update for Moto X (2014), quickly pulls page

Motorola has been on something of a hot streak with updates for their phones, bringing new meaning to the word Timely, at least when it comes to delivering software (Let’s not talk about delivering hardware). So it’s no surprise that Motorola is looking like they will be first to deliver the Android 5.0 update to their phones, with the Moto[Read More…]

by 5:46 pm on November 8, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Galaxy S4 shown off running an early build of Lollipop, with new TouchWiz UI

Galaxy S4 shown off running an early build of Lollipop, with new TouchWiz UI

We know that Samsung is working on Lollipop builds for the Galaxy S5 having seen video of a working build previously, but this time around it’s the Galaxy S4’s turn. Samsung’s previous flagship S series phone, the Galaxy S4, is also in line to receive the update to Android Lollipop, falling under the theoretical 18-month window that most OEMs provide[Read More…]

by 9:59 pm on November 7, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Sony shows off AOSP build of Android 5.0 on the Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z3

Sony shows off AOSP build of Android 5.0 on the Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z3

Sony has established their commitment to developing AOSP ROMs for their phones over the last couple of years, building and maintaining repositories for the vast majority of their handsets on GitHub. With the push of the Android 5.0 code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), today, Sony has shown off AOSP builds on the Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z3.[Read More…]

by 2:22 am on November 7, 2014 1 comment Android Development, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Leaked screens show LG is hard at work porting Android 5.0 to the G3

Leaked screens show LG is hard at work porting Android 5.0 to the G3

Last month, LG Germany announced that their current flagship, the G3, would receive an update to Android 5.0 at some point in the fourth quarter of this year. A set of leaked screenshots show that LG is hard at work on the update and it’s looking very ‘Lollipopy’. The push of code to AOSP this week, has enabled vendors to[Read More…]

by 12:27 am on November 7, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Google posts Nexus 9 Factory image – all others quiet

Google posts Nexus 9 Factory image – all others quiet

Those Nexus fans who have been constantly refreshing the Nexus Factory Images page since Google began pushing the Lollipop source code to AOSP yesterday, would have just seen movement on the page. Google has just posted the factory image for the Nexus 9. The image is for Android 5.0, Build LRX21L and weighs in at 805MB in size, so it’s[Read More…]

by 8:06 am on November 5, 2014 2 comments Android Development, Manufacturer, OS Update, Tablets
Android 4.4.4 rollout for Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet begins bringing with it PS4 Remote Play and more

Android 4.4.4 rollout for Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet begins bringing with it PS4 Remote Play and more

The Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet are about to get an update – to Android 4.4.4. Sony has announced the update overnight, after announcing recently that the phone and tablet would receive Android 5.0 Lollipop at some stage next year. The 4.4.4 update includes a few new features, notably compatability for the PS4 Remote Play feature that Sony launched[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on November 5, 2014 6 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones