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How to change the default launcher in Android Lollipop

How to change the default launcher in Android Lollipop

Take control of your home screens One of the coolest things about Android is the way we, as users, can take control of core parts of the operating system and change them up. We've seen it with keyboards, messaging apps, and of course, the launcher itself. There are some really great third-party...
Smart Lock on Chrome OS

Using Smart Lock on the Chrome OS dev channel

The first step toward Chrome OS and Android working together in harmony We got a glimpse back at Google I/O at the upcoming coziness between Chrome OS and Android, and beyond limited cross-platform app compatibility one of the first signs of this tie-up is Smart Lock. This is the sought-after...
Lollipop

Weekly poll results: Lollipop updates and usability issues

And a new version comes just in time Earlier in the week we asked about the Lollipop update that you might have received. Specifically, about how well things were working after you installed it. A good many people had some serious issues with things like the data connection and video playback...
Managing emergency alerts in Android Lollipop

Managing emergency alerts in Android Lollipop

Control how you get the information you need in an emergency situation Nobody likes to imagine an emergency that they are involved in, but I'll wager that most of us have had an Amber alert or weather alert come through on our Android, jarring us with that sound you can't ignore. Smartphones are...
GPe HTC One

GPe HTC One M8 + M7 jump straight to Android 5.0.1 with Lollipop update

Update: It's live! Google Play edition HTC One M8 and M7 devices are now starting to receive the update to Android 5.0.1, build LRX22C, over the air. As always, it'll take sometime for the updates to reach every handset out there. For those wishing to manually apply the update through stock...
Google+ Photos

Where did the Gallery go after the Lollipop update?

The Gallery is gone, but that's probably a good thing To put it lightly, Google has had a tough time communicating its photo handling strategy on Android. Depending on the Nexus or Google Play edition device you have and its OS version, you have the Gallery app, the Photos app, or sometimes both...
Android Lollipop has a quick shortcut to see your data usage

Android Lollipop has a quick shortcut to see your data usage

Nobody likes those overages Data caps seem to have become the norm in the cellular industry. Sure, you can find a carrier who lets you eat as much data as you want, but most carriers and plans have a limit of some sort. We don't like it anymore than you do, but we'll leave that for another...
Android 5.0 Lollipop possibly rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S5

Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S5, starting in Poland

Based on information received by the folks over at SamMobile, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S5 has started receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop. According to their post, the OTA to version G900FXXU1BNL2 has begun to hit the SM-G900F model in Poland and may hit other European countries soon. Of...
Z Ultra

Sony confirms Lollipop rollout for the Z Ultra Google Play edition

Sony has today announced on the company blog that Android 5.0 Lollipop is officially rolling out to the Z Ultra Google Play edition. It was only yesterday that we covered reports stating how users on our forums were receiving notifications that the update was indeed available. As noted...
Android 5.0.1 shows up on AOSP

Android 5.0.1 shows up on AOSP, factory images also released

Google has pushed out a new build of Android Lollipop to the Android Open Source Project. Android 5.0.1 release 1 is now showing up on AOSP with a build number LRX22C. We'll need some time to look and see what's changed in Google's Lollipop recipe, naturally, but the small version bump isn't...
Lollipop

This week's sidebar poll: Did your Lollipop update go smoothly?

Is everything as sweet as you had hoped? This week we have a poll question that I hate to ask, but I have to. Our inbox is filled with people using Nexus phones and tablets (the 4, the 5 and the 7 are all well represented) who were probably happy when they received a notification that a Lollipop...
Take control of your display settings in Android Lollipop

Take control of your display settings in Android Lollipop

It's all about that big screen The display is the most important user-facing part of any smartphone, Android or otherwise. Every time we send a message, compose an email, or play a game, we use the display for all it's worth. The folks who make our phones and tablets know this, and most Androids...
LG G Pad 8.3

Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition

The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition has started to receive Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop update, according to user reports. While cogs have begun turning, it may be some time before your device receives the update due to the staggered rollout. The G pad (see our review) previously received...
HTC One M8 GPe

HTC One GPe Lollipop updates entering final stretch this week

After a couple of unexpected delays, the Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for the Google Play edition HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 are hitting the final stretch this coming week. HTC Product VP Mo Versi reveals on Twitter that company's GPe Lollipop updates are "in Google's QA lab" and "their target is...
Android 5.0 Lollipop starts rolling out to LTE NVIDIA Shield tablet

Android 5.0 Lollipop starts rolling out to NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE

Those who opted for the LTE variant of NVIDIA's Shield Tablet are in for a sweet candy treat today. NVIDIA announced via Twitter that Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out to the device just a week after its WiFi sibling. In addition to bringing a little Lollipop goodness to the gaming...
Lollipop is now rolling out to the Verizon Moto X (2014)!

Lollipop is now rolling out to the Verizon Moto X (2014)!

Attention Moto X (2014) users on Verizon, today is your day! An update to Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available! Initially we expected this would only be available for soak test participants on Verizon, but it seems that it's actually available to all users of the second-generation Moto X on Big...
LG G3

LG G3 set to receive Lollipop update in South Korea

With the Lollipop update live for LG G3 owners in Poland, LG has announced that it is commencing the rollout of the update to South Korean customers. The update may arrive as early as this week, and is scheduled to hit all three major carriers in the country — LG U+, SK Telecom and KT —...
Lollipop

Weekly poll results: Did Lollipop come to you, or did you go find it?

Earlier in the week we asked about you, your phone (or tablet) and Lollipop. Specifically, how you got the two together if you could. Every year we see the same scramble to try and get the new version of the operating system on devices that have a build, and custom ROM makers always make things...
Ascend Mate 2 to upgrade to Lollipop in the first half of next year

Ascend Mate 2 getting Lollipop upgrade in the first half of next year

Huawei's Ascend Mate 2 will be receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop during the first half of 2015. It was recently announced that the device, which runs Android 4.3, would not get the upgrade to KitKat, so this is good news for Ascend Mate 2 users. Huawei says that they have reexamined their upgrade...
HTC One M8 GPE

Lollipop update will not be rolling out today for the HTC One M8 GPe

Mo Versi, VP of Product Management at HTC, took to Twitter to reveal that Lollipop for the HTC M8 GPe (Google Play edition) will not be hitting channels today, due to the software needing a "re-spin". It comes as bad news for those who are eagerly awaiting the rollout of Android Lollipop 5.0 for...

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