OS Update

Nexus Factory images page updated with Nexus 6 image and updated Nexus Player image

Nexus Factory images page updated with Nexus 6 image and updated Nexus Player image

Google has today updated the Nexus Factory Images page, adding a new image and an update, both for devices we sadly still can’t purchase here in Australia. The Nexus 6 and Nexus Player have both received updates and if you’re wanting to tinker with either (if you’re lucky enough to have one), then you can now flash them back to[Read More…]

by 11:28 am on November 20, 2014 4 comments Android Development, Android TV, OS Update, Phones
HTC One M8 Lollipop update on the horizon

HTC One M8 Lollipop update on the horizon

Since the announcement of Lollipop, and HTC’s subsequent promise to update US based HTC One M7 and M8 handsets to Android 5.0 within 90 days, owners of the handsets have been waiting with bated breath. Now HTC Developer LlabTooFeR has shown of screenshots of Sense 6 with Lollipop running on the HTC One M8 – and it looks good. The[Read More…]

by 11:15 am on November 20, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Lollipop Factory Images Arrive For Nexus 4

Lollipop Factory Images Arrive For Nexus 4

It’s been a very Lollipop flavoured week with Android 5.0 arriving for most Nexus devices in both factory image form as well as Over The Air updates, except the Nexus 4. Today however, that changes and it’s now the Nexus 4’s turn. Even though the Nexus 4 is now two years old it is still a very capable device that[Read More…]

by 7:53 am on November 15, 2014 13 comments OS Update
Nexus 4 lollipop is ‘Locked and Loaded’ according to Googler

Nexus 4 lollipop is ‘Locked and Loaded’ according to Googler

The release of Factory Images for Nexus devices yesterday, was missing some devices from the rollout, most notably the Nexus 4 handset. Google announced the Nexus 4 would receive the Lollipop update after they announced Android 5.0, but there was a notable silence yesterday about the update. Today there’s news for Nexus 4 owners, with Senior Program Manager for Android,[Read More…]

by 11:27 am on November 14, 2014 1 comment OS Update, Phones
Android Lollipop OTA updates start appearing – download links here

Android Lollipop OTA updates start appearing – download links here

With Android 5.0 pushed to AOSP and factory images now appearing, it’s time to turn our attention to the over-the-air (OTA) updates that should soon be winging their way to our devices. You can of course wait to receive your update in due course, or you can download the update and install it yourself via the sideload method. Here’s the[Read More…]

by 3:38 pm on November 13, 2014 60 comments OS Update, Phones, Tablets
CyanogenMod 11 M12 snapshot is rolling out now

CyanogenMod 11 M12 snapshot is rolling out now

CyanogenMod, arguably the most popular of the Android custom ROMs, last night began the process of releasing its latest M-release snapshot to the public. The update should now be available for existing users through the CyanogenMod update menu, or as always as a flashable ZIP from the CyanogenMod download server. Unfortunately, it appears that not all devices are eligible just yet,[Read More…]

by 8:42 am on November 13, 2014 0 comments Android Development, News, OS Update
Official Android 5.0 Factory images for Nexus devices starting to appear

Official Android 5.0 Factory images for Nexus devices starting to appear

After the factory image for the Nexus 7 (2012) Wifi leaked last night, and Google announced that Lollipop was on the way this morning, it appears that the Nexus Factory Images page is seeing some updating right now, with Android 5.0 Factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi and Nexus 10 joining the[Read More…]

by 8:21 am on November 13, 2014 12 comments Android Development, OS Update
Motorola officially announces Lollipop updates for Moto X and Moto G

Motorola officially announces Lollipop updates for Moto X and Moto G

After releasing the soak test for Lollipop on the Moto X and Moto G on the weekend to selected users. Motorola has today officially announced their Lollipop update will begin rolling out for selected versions of the Moto X and Moto G. Motorola has selected the Moto X (2nd Gen.) “Pure Edition”, Moto G (2nd Gen.) US GSM and Moto[Read More…]

by 7:40 am on November 13, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
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