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Android 5.0 Lollipop review

Android 5.0 Lollipop review

Lollipop is one of the biggest Android releases ever — Here's our take on it With the new Android 5.0 Lollipop release, Google's OS enters its third era. The first saw the scrappy platform achieve early success on smartphones, with devices like the Droid series and the first Samsung Galaxy...
Lollipop updates

Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus factory images are live — here's how to update!

New Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, 7, 10 and 9 Android 5.0 Lollipop is upon us! The Nexus 9 tablet tablet has been on sale for a good while, but today the first Lollipop updates have started to become available for Nexus devices in the form of factory images. At the time of...
Here comes Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now rolling out to Nexus devices

Behold, Android 5.0 Lollipop has started its long-awaited deployment to Nexus devices. Grab your Nexus, be it a Nexus 5 or a Nexus 7, or perhaps even the new vanguard the Nexus 9, and check thee for an update. It might be there, it might not. But it's coming, starting now. At least according...
Nexus 5 LP update

Nexus 5 getting Lollipop today, says Sprint

In a message on its community forum, Sprint claims that the Nexus 5 will receive its update to the "final" version of Android 5.0 Lollipop from today. The update to Android 5.0, build LRX21O, "will be rolled out to devices in batches," according to the carrier. While Sprint's track record on...
Nexus 6

Nexus 6 back in stock on Google Play [Update: Gone!]

Update: Unsurprisingly, the Nexus 6 has once again sold out in a few minutes. Would-be N6 buyers will get another shot next Wednesday. Original story: As it promised to do every Wednesday, Google has made a fresh batch of Nexus 6 stock available on Google Play in the U.S. Prices start at $649...
Nexus 6 Review

Nexus 6 Review

The Nexus 6 is a really big Moto X, minus most of the good Moto X bits How much does Google's new Nexus 6 — manufactured by Motorola and a spitting image of the 2014 Moto X — have in common with its more diminutive cousin? I found that out the hard way, trying to pull the SIM card out of my Moto...
iPlayer on Lollipop

BBC iPlayer + Media Player apps updated with Lollipop support

The BBC has updated its iPlayer app for Android, as well as the accompanying BBC Media Player app, with support for the new Android 5.0 Lollipop release. Updates for both apps are rolling out from today, just as we're expecting to see the OS become available for more devices. The BBC Media...
Nexus 9 review

Nexus 9 review

Meet Google's new "premium" tablet — the HTC-built, NVIDIA-powered Nexus 9. We've been waiting for a new tablet as a replacement for the Nexus 10 for quite a while, and with the removal of all traces of the Nexus 7 from Google's online store, it appears that the Nexus 9 is the reference tablet,...
Nexus 9 review

Nexus 9 review

Meet Google's new "premium" tablet — the HTC-built, NVIDIA-powered Nexus 9. We've been waiting for a new tablet as a replacement for the Nexus 10 for quite a while, and with the removal of all traces of the Nexus 7 from Google's online store, it appears that the Nexus 9 is the reference tablet,...
So much Nexus

Android 5.0 Lollipop: The Android Central Editors' roundtable

The Android Central Editors get together and talk all about Lollipop It's one of our favorite times of the year once more. New version of Android time. A year or so on from KitKat getting out into the wild, Google is back with another sweet treat for us in the form of Android 5.0 Lollipop. New...
Lollipop on the LG G3: Leaked build offers a sneak peek at what's coming

Lollipop on the LG G3: Leaked build offers a sneak peek at what's coming

LG surprised Android enthusiasts today by announcing that it intends to begin updating the its flagship G3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop starting next week. The update will be available in Poland first, before rolling out to other territories. And hot on the heels of the announcement, a couple of...
Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer talks Lollipop, Nexus strategy

Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer talks Lollipop, Nexus strategy

With the launch of Lollipop, Google had created some of the biggest visual changes to Android yet. But there's more to the story than what meets the eyes, and Google executive Hiroshi Lockheimer talks about Lollipop and some of the behind the scenes things that went into Lollipop in his latest...
Pure

2014 Moto X Lollipop release notes posted, taken down quickly

Update: Looks like that page wasn't meant to be in the public eye just yet, and it's been pulled for now. Original story: Motorola has posted the release notes for Lollipop on the 2014 Moto X today. We're excited. You're excited. This means the update is likely ready for a rollout, at least to...
Lollipop and SD cards

Android 5.0 Lollipop changes the way your SD card works — and that's a good thing

Google brings new developer tools to allow for more access in Android 5.0 Lollipop Google has brought a new set of tools for developers to leverage the SD card on your phone or tablet with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Using a new intent, applications can now have read and write access to directories on...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet

NVIDIA Shield tablet getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update this month

A few weeks after NVIDIA confirmed that its Shield tablet would get an over-the-air update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, the company has revealed that the update will be rolling out sometime later in November. This would make the Shield tablet one of the first to support Google's latest mobile OS,...
HTC confirms HTC One M8, M7 will get Android Lollipop update in 90 days

HTC confirms 90-day countdown for One M8, M7 Lollipop updates starts today

90 days from now, owners of the HTC One M7 and the HTC One M8 will both be upgraded to Google's latest Android release — Lollipop. Though not entirely new news, the fact was confirmed today by HTC's Mo Versi on Twitter, the same day that Google has started to release its Android Lollipop code....
Google's updated calendar app is a gorgeous addition to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google's updated calendar app is a gorgeous addition to Android 5.0 Lollipop

It's functional, it looks good, and you're definitely going to want to use this one There's so much to love in Android 5.0 Lollipop at a system level. And at the same time, we've been downright smitten by the updates Google's individual apps are receiving. It's not just about MaterialYOLO, but...
Table Top Racing now fully compatible with Android TV and Android 5.0 Lollipop

Table Top Racing now fully compatible with Android TV and Android 5.0 Lollipop

Combat racing game Table Top Racing has launched full support for Android TV and Android 5.0 Lollipop devices. It's also been updated for the latest Nexus devices, including the Nexus Player. The combat racing game now supports play at 1080p resolution at a full 60 frames per second. Players...
Poll results: Who is running the Lollipop preview?

Poll results: Who is running the Lollipop preview?

Earlier in the week everyone was asked if they were running the Lollipop preview on their phones. We know that availability is very limited, but we also know that Nexus users are over-represented here at AC. I needed to get a feel for just how many of us were excited about what's coming — excited...
camera

Google Camera app updated for Android 5.0 Lollipop compatibility

Google's own Camera app for Android devices has received an update today, and the big change is that it is now compatible with the upcoming Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. Aside from that, there's not much else to this new Google Camera update. Besides some unnamed bug fixes and...

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