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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...
How to set your default SMS app on Android Lollipop

How to set your default SMS app on Android Lollipop

If you take a gander in Google Play and look for SMS replacement applications, you'll find a ton of them. For real, I weighed them. OK, not really, but there are a lot of them. The best part? Many of them are really, really good and you'll probably want to try them out. Android's pretty cool...
Lollipop

This week's sidebar poll: Did you get your Lollipop OTA?

We're seeing Lollipop get pushed out in force the past few days, and we're curious about how many people actually got an over-the-air update versus those who took matters into their own hands. With Nexus devices, Moto devices, Shield tablets and even some LG G3 phones seeing some Lollipop loving...
Nexus 9 bootloader

New factory image posted for the Nexus 9

If you didn't get the OTA Google started pushing last night for the Nexus 9, and have decided to take matters into your own hands, Google has posted the newest factory restore image for the Nexus 9 online. With this file, you can manually update your new tablet to the latest version of Lollipop...
How to manage location settings in Android Lollipop

How to manage location settings in Android Lollipop

Controlling how, when and why your location is being shared is important to many of us. Some have privacy concerns, others are micro-managing battery use, and some of us just don't need to broadcast where we are to the world. We get it — really, we do. Security is important, and so is maximizing...
What to do if the Android 5.0 Lollipop update hasn't pushed to your Nexus yet

What to do if the Android 5.0 Lollipop update hasn't pushed to your Nexus yet

Still waiting on your Android 5.0 update? Here's what's up ... Android 5.0 Lollipop is available for your Nexus device! Sort of! But definitely! Factory images are available for flashing over fastboot. Over-the-air-update file locations are known, and we can sideload at will. Code has been...
How to switch keyboards in Android Lollipop

How to switch keyboards in Android Lollipop

One of the best things about Android is the way you can change core components and customize things to your liking. Keyboards are a big part of that, and there are certainly plenty of great ones to choose from in Google Play. The one thing you need to know before you can use any of them, is how...
Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image for the Nexus 4 is now live

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image for the Nexus 4 is now live

The factory images for Android 5.0 Lollipop just keep a-rollin' out. Following the rollout earlier this week to more recent Nexus devices, the latest to nab a coat of sugary-sweet goodness is the Nexus 4 with build number LRX21T. You can head on over to the source link below to check out the...
Nexus 5 + 7

Update your Nexus to Lollipop using OTA packages

The first Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, 7 and 10 became available yesterday, allowing owners of those devices to manually update to the latest version of Android. If you're looking for a slightly easier way to sidestep the waiting process and get Lollipop on your Nexus...
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 X...
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...

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