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Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T gets a taste of Lollipop starting today

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AT&T has announced that the Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 will finally begin hitting devices starting April 8.

The other US carriers have been pushing the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update for a little while already, and today AT&T joins the party. AT&T has confirmed that beginning on April 8 Lollipop will start pushing out to users.

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1 week ago

Android Lollipop now on 5.4 percent of devices

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The slow march to Lollipop continues, with Android 5.1 just starting to show up on the chart.

Google's monthly version number check-in has arrived, and to the surprise of no one the chart shows slight moves all across the board. Multiple batches of Android 5.0 updates and last minute deals on current generation handsets — in preparation for the release of phones like the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 — have created a larger push into Lollipop than the previous months. Meanwhile, the minor release of Android 5.1 has created a new API level on the chart to keep an eye on.

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1 week ago

Latest video from LG shows off the luxurious Watch Urbane

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LG today released a new video for the LG Watch Urbane, illustrating just how far the company has progressed with regards to creating a "smart piece with luxurious design".

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1 week ago

HTC One M9+ officially announced for China

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HTC has finally announced the Chinese variant of the HTC One M9. What makes this HTC One M9+ so special is the considerable bump in specifications from the international flagship.

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1 week ago

LG to let 4,000 lucky fans in 15 countries 'test drive' a G4 before launch

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Details are still a little scarce, but LG's going to give 4,000 folks in more than a dozen countries the opportunity to "test drive" its new G4 Android smartphone in the weeks before it launches.

The phone will officially be unveiled April 28 in New York City — we'll be there, of course. As per its usual MO, LG's already announced that the G4 will sport an f/1.8 camera. The rear buttons remain in the same place, as do the laser autofocus and flash. LG also has tipped its hand for a new 5.5-inch QHD display as well as a new user experience.

LG says more details are forthcoming on its various social media channels, so stay tuned.

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1 week ago

Android 5.1 starts rolling out to HTC One M8 Google Play edition

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While there's been no formal announcement, it looks like the Android 5.1 update has started rolling out to the HTC One M8 Google Play edition today.

We've received some tips pointing to an Android 5.1 rollout to the One M8 GPe, and a number of users on both Reddit and XDA Developers have reported receiving the update as well.

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1 week ago

Rumored Google search feature will help connect you with a handyman

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Google is reportedly working on a new service that would help connect consumers with local handymen through search results.

According to the report, the service would operate much like Google's current specialized search results for things like flights and car insurance quotes by presenting users with an easy way to schedule appointments with local handymen through its search listings.

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1 week ago

Facebook's simple trick for serving so many different Android devices

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Facebook's device year class

Facebook has a simple solution to a big problem — coding for best performance across different devices.

Some folks like to call it fragmentation, others call it choice, but by any name there are certainly a lot of different Android phones. Building applications that need to work with all of them is no easy task. You have wildly different hardware configurations that make for a big difference in performance, and even though one apk file can work on every one of them, there's still the issue of needing an app to run smoothly on low-end devices without sacrificing features on high-end devices. When you're talking about an app as popular as Facebook, this can quickly become a nightmare for the folks doing the coding.

Facebook showed everyone at the Big Android Meat and Greet a new solution that's simple — the Device Year Class component.

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1 week ago

10 things you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy S6

The latest Galaxy S is an altogether new device — two of them, actually — and there's a lot to take in.

With an all-new hardware design, fresh take on software and an interesting change of direction in terms of features, the Galaxy S6 (and curved S6 edge) diverges quite a bit from its predecessors. This phone is still instantly recognizable as a Samsung device, but it doesn't feel or work quite like the old ones — let us tell you the top things you need to know about the Galaxy S6.

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1 week ago

HTC One M8 on AT&T Lollipop update now pushing out as promised

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AT&T is now pushing out the Lollipop update for the HTC One M8 update, just as they said they would.

Carriers tend to promise things all the time that they don't actually deliver on, but this time AT&T has delivered. AT&T's Mo Versi promised that the Lollipop update would begin rolling out for the HTC One M8 on April 7, and the update is here.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile to offer up 250,000 free downloads of new Zedd single on April 8

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T-Mobile announced today that it has teamed up with electronic artist Zedd to offer 250,000 free downloads of his song "I Want You to Know" to those who follow the carrier on Facebook and Twitter starting tomorrow, April 8.

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1 week ago

Google still spreading some holiday cheer, releases Santa Tracker as open source

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Santa Tracker, Google's way of keeping up with Santa during the holiday's, is now available as open source for developers to learn from.

Google has been known to release code for their various apps, they do it after Google I/O yearly, and the latest addition brings a little holiday cheer. Santa Tracker, available on both the web and Android devices, helps people monitor Santa's progress as he moves around, but it also includes winter-inspired games and more.

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1 week ago

New endless runner 'Speedy Ninja' launches in closed beta April 8

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NetEase, the publisher of World of Warcraft and Hearthstone in China, announced today that its new mobile game, "Speedy Ninja," will launch on Android in closed beta tomorrow, April 8.

Speedy Ninja is an endless runner that features a unique art style along with leaderboards, daily missions, gear upgrades, and the ability to summon monsters to help you out as you zip through the levels.

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1 week ago

Monoprice announces new USB-C accessories for your new Chromebook Pixel

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Monoprice has announced a new line of USB-C cables and adapter accessories designed for USB-C devices such as Google's new Chromebook Pixel.

The new cables from Monoprice offer USB-C connections for USB 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1, and they'll let you use almost any USB accessory through the single USB-C port on your new Chromebook Pixel.

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1 week ago

AT&T is rolling out Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for its Samsung Galaxy S4

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AT&T has started rolling out its Android 5.0.1 Lollipop over-the-air update for owners of its version of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The update is a pretty hefty 947MB, so naturally AT&T is requiring that Galaxy S4 owners use their Wi-Fi connections to grab the Lollipop file.

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