OS Update

Sony announces plans for which Xperia devices will get Lollipop update

Sony announces plans for which Xperia devices will get Lollipop update

After Google announced Android 5.0 – Lollipop, the first questions heard were: When is my device going to be updated? In these modern times, most of the OEMs have begun answering that question fairly quickly and this morning Sony has advised which of their phones will be receiving the update. Sony has advised that their ‘entire premium Z series’ line[Read More…]

by 5:12 am on October 17, 2014 15 comments OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Nvidia promises Shield Tablet will receive Android Lollipop

Nvidia promises Shield Tablet will receive Android Lollipop

Manufacturers are beginning to announce plans for their handsets, tablets and other devices now that Google has officially launched Android Lollipop. HTC and Motorola were quick to announce their plans and now Nvidia has announced that the newly announced Shield Tablet will receive the update as well. It’s not terribly surprising given the tablet is less than 2 months old,[Read More…]

by 12:17 am on October 17, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, OS Update, Tablets
New Messaging app in Android Lollipop is not a Hangouts replacement

New Messaging app in Android Lollipop is not a Hangouts replacement

With Android 5.0 now out in the wild, there’s finally high-resolution shots of the new Android Lollipop interface. We’ve seen an initial build via the Android L developer previews, but there’s a fair bit of buzz about something not included in those builds but present front and centre in the dock on the new Android home screen: the Messaging app.[Read More…]

by 5:34 pm on October 16, 2014 10 comments OS Update
HTC advises Android Lollipop will be coming to the HTC One M7 and M8

HTC advises Android Lollipop will be coming to the HTC One M7 and M8

HTC has been generally pretty good with their updates for flagship phones, and that trend seems set to continue with HTC (US at least) advising that the Android Lollipop build will be heading out to the HTC One M7 and M8 within 90 days. It’s not gospel, as these accounts are generally run by PR/Marketing staff, but we retain hopes[Read More…]

by 8:05 am on October 16, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Motorola advises which of their phones will receive Android Lollipop

Motorola advises which of their phones will receive Android Lollipop

With the announcement of Android 5.0 – Lollipop barely made, Motorola quickly announced which of their devices will receive this latest version of Android. The good news is, if you’ve purchased a Motorola device in the last year, you will be happy. As expected, Motorola will of course update their latest handsets, the second generation Moto X (2014) and Moto[Read More…]

by 4:34 am on October 16, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Google Announces Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ – new features galore

Google Announces Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ – new features galore

Google has just announced the new version of Android, confirming the next version of Android will be version 5.0 and will be named Lollipop. They’ve also announced that there will be three new pieces of hardware that run the new version of Android and announced the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player – an Android TV device. Click[Read More…]

by 4:19 am on October 16, 2014 9 comments OS Update
Google teases Android 5.0 in a video showing off potential dessert names

Google teases Android 5.0 in a video showing off potential dessert names

We’re oh so close. Android L is rumoured to be launched tomorrow morning, and it seems like even Google doesn’t know what the L version of Android will be called (Lemon Meringue Pie? Lava Cake? Lady Finger? Lemon Drop?….Lollipop?). In this video shared by Sundar Pichai on Google+ this morning the casting call for the dessert to front the next[Read More…]

by 7:54 am on October 15, 2014 10 comments OS Update
Google will launch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 with Android L tomorrow – pre-orders on October 17th

Google will launch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 with Android L tomorrow – pre-orders on October 17th

Tis the season and we’re apparently on the eve of the announcement of the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android L (Lollipop? Lemon Meringue Pie?). Forbes has this morning chimed in with their own take on the release, citing a source close to Google, who has let them in on a few details of the launch. According to Forbes, the[Read More…]

by 4:27 am on October 15, 2014 15 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
New evidence surfaces pointing at Android Lollipop for the next version of Android

New evidence surfaces pointing at Android Lollipop for the next version of Android

As recently as this week we’ve seen suggestions, well mostly trolling, that the next version of Android could be Liquorice. But a new screenshot surfaced today has pointed at Android Lollipop being the current favourite, at least with internal developers who create debug icons for test builds of Android. Though previously we’ve heard that Googlers were using Lemon Meringue Pie[Read More…]

by 3:39 am on October 15, 2014 3 comments Android Development, OS Update
Apparent Android 4.4 roadmap for Samsung Galaxy devices leaked

Apparent Android 4.4 roadmap for Samsung Galaxy devices leaked

Samsung is getting better with their update schedule, at least for the higher end devices. A leaked build of Android L running on a Galaxy S5 was recently seen, showing that Samsung is at least working on the next build of Android for their premier phone. But that’s in the future, for now a list of dates apparently showing when[Read More…]

by 12:36 am on October 15, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones