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Nexus 6 reset

How to factory reset your Nexus 6

There are a few reasons why you might want to factory reset your Nexus 6, reverting it back to its out-of-box condition. Maybe you've decided to sell your device. Perhaps you want to eliminate any problematic apps and start again from scratch. Whatever the reason, it's easy to clear out your apps...
LG says U.S. G3 getting Lollipop update 'soon'

LG says U.S. G3 getting Lollipop update 'soon'

If you live in the U.S. and you've been eager to get your hands on some sweet, sweet Android 5.0 Lollipop for your LG G3, your wait may be almost over. The smartphone maker recently took to its U.S. social media channels to tease the update, saying it's "coming soon." Introducing Lollipop: a...
Ask AC: What's that star in my notification area?

Ask AC: What's that star in my notification area?

Welcome to the wonderful, confusing world of Android 5.0 notifications This question still hits our inbox from time to time, and it's worth a quick reminder. Android 5.0 Lollipop — at least in its current, unadulterated form — changes the way notifications work. Or, more specifically, there are...

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Nexus 6 reset

How to factory reset your Nexus 6

There are a few reasons why you might want to factory reset your Nexus 6, reverting it back to its out-of-box condition. Maybe you've decided to sell your device. Perhaps you want to eliminate any problematic apps and start again from scratch. Whatever the reason, it's easy to clear out your apps...
Ask AC: What's that star in my notification area?

Ask AC: What's that star in my notification area?

Welcome to the wonderful, confusing world of Android 5.0 notifications This question still hits our inbox from time to time, and it's worth a quick reminder. Android 5.0 Lollipop — at least in its current, unadulterated form — changes the way notifications work. Or, more specifically, there are...
LG says U.S. G3 getting Lollipop update 'soon'

LG says U.S. G3 getting Lollipop update 'soon'

If you live in the U.S. and you've been eager to get your hands on some sweet, sweet Android 5.0 Lollipop for your LG G3, your wait may be almost over. The smartphone maker recently took to its U.S. social media channels to tease the update, saying it's "coming soon." Introducing Lollipop: a...
Moto G

Motorola begins rolling out Lollipop to Moto G in India and the US

Motorola has announced on Google+ today that the company has started rolling out Lollipop for the Moto G in the US and India. The company notes that this is a phased rollout, but should you own the affected Android smartphones in the mentioned regions, at least you'll be aware of the imminent...
Lollipop Messenger

Trouble sending MMS on the Nexus 6? Here are a couple solutions

Problem lies with Google Messenger and APNs used by some carriers Mobile communication might be shifting more towards data-based services all the time, but the humble text message (SMS) and multimedia message (MMS) aren't going away anytime soon. Both are vital functions of any smartphone, and...
Using Smart Lock on Lollipop? Use this trick to manually lock in an instant

Using Smart Lock on Lollipop? Use this trick to manually lock in an instant

Using Smart Lock on Android 5.0 is a great way to balance security and convenience, using a trusted location, Bluetooth device or NFC tag to bypass lock screen security without entering a PIN or lock pattern. However it's possible you might not want your phone completely unlocked all the time,...
Nexus 7s

Android 5.0.2 OTA links are starting to arrive — this is how you use them

Android 5.0.2 factory images started arriving back in December and continued into January, and now we're starting to see the first OTA updates rolling out to Nexus devices as well. As is usually the case with these small point releases there's no major reason to run out and flash the file, but if...
Smart Lock Trusted Places

How to add a trusted place in Android 5.0 Lollipop

No longer bother with you lock screen at home With the introduction of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has brought a new type of Smart lock to the operating system — Trusted locations. Don't let the name fool you though, these smart locks aren't a new way to lock your device, these are actually...
Google Now Launcher

Google Now Launcher update brings Lollipop look to older devices

With the latest update to the Google Now Launcher (and the Google Search app, which controls much of the content therein), folks running a device on Android 4.1 to 4.4 will now see the same Material Design styling as those who have the launcher installed on their Lollipop device. Prior to this...
HTC One M8 dev Lollipop

HTC One M8 Developer and Unlocked Edition get Android 5.0 Lollipop!

If you've got the developer or unlocked edition of the HTC One M8, check for a system update. Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available. The update — software version 4.16.1540.8, if you're interested in such things — weighs in at 584 megabytes. The official changelog reads thusly: Android 5.0...

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